Executive Fire Officer Program

The National Fire Academy’s (NFA) Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) provides senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency services administration. The EFOP curriculum and research framework examines how senior authority figures can exercise leadership when dealing with difficult, adaptive problems within their jurisdictions.

As an EFOP student, you will enhance your professional development through a unique series of four graduate and upper-division-baccalaureate equivalent courses taken over a four-year period. Each course is two weeks in length. You must complete an Applied Research Project (ARP) that relates to your organization within six months after the completion of each of the four courses.

Learn more about the EFOP

Selection criteria and how to apply
Applied Research Projects 2013 Outstanding Research Award papers published

27th Annual EFOP Graduate Symposium

EFO graduates: mark your calendars. The next Graduate Symposium is scheduled for September 11-13, 2015 at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

EFOP Help Desk

800-238-3358, ext. 1176

The EFOP Help Desk voice mailbox may be used to leave messages concerning:

  • An Applied Research Project.
  • Application status questions.
  • Graduate certificates.
  • Graduate Symposium information.

Please leave your name, a telephone number where you can be reached, and a brief explanation of your need. Calls are returned in the order received between 3 - 4 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

You may also email a question to the Help Desk.

More information on the EFOP