National Fire Academy

The National Fire Academy (NFA) works to enhance the ability of fire and emergency services and allied professionals to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies. Free training courses and programs are delivered at our campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, online and throughout the nation.

Application period: CLOSED

The application period for our second semester (April 1, 2016 – Sept. 30, 2016) courses is open from Oct. 15 – Dec. 15, 2015. Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.

New photo identification requirement for National Emergency Training Center campus access

Course catalogs, descriptions and schedules for on-campus, off-campus and online training offered by the NFA for the fire service.

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Featured course:
Practical Applications of Fire Dynamics and Modeling (R0204)

For the experienced fire investigator, this course provides important principles and applications of fire dynamics and computer fire modeling to help you understand and describe fire phenomena and fire scene reconstruction. You will explore various tools used to develop fire cause determination theories. Read the course description.

Course dates: Jan. 17-22, 2016 | March 6-11, 2016 | July 31 - Aug. 5, 2016 | Sept. 18-23, 2016

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NFA calendar

Sept. 30 - Oct. 12
NFA Online system maintenance
Oct. 15
Second Semester application period opens
Dec. 15
Second Semester application period closes

Instructors and state officials

Information on how to become a contract instructor. Also, sign-in access for contract instructor bids and awards and the NFA’s annual course call for state and regional officials.

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