fire officer's white cap


EFO Program application period is open

Applications for the new Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program are now being accepted through April 15.

Tips for operating at roadway incidents

Follow these best practices recommended by national fire service organizations to stay safe while responding to, and operating at, roadway incidents.

National Fire Academy students

NFA Online Help Desk For questions about your online course: Please email questions about your online course to

Search for courses

Advanced Search

Apply for a vacancy / Get a Student ID

National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) help for users and vendors:

888‑382‑3827 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern time

New content for fire and EMS


shell casings in front of crime scene tape

FBI releases active shooter incident topical one-pagers

A set of one-page sheets on active shooter incidents between 2000-2018 shows a possible shift in shooter outcome.

Read the article

Coffee Break Bulletin

firefighters talking outside a fire station

Feedback: why it is critical to your growth as a leader

Learn how consistently asking those around us “How am I doing?” can open the door to professional growth.

Read the article


child and man clasping hands with a family symbol overlaid

First responders: prepare your family for disasters

It's still the beginning of the year and not too late to start a New Year's resolution. While getting healthy and decluttering are worthy goals, why not tackle something most of us preach regularly but may not do ourselves: prepare yourself and your family for disasters and emergencies.

Read the article

Current events and issues

paramedics placing a patient into an ambulance

Mitigating the risk and impact of assaults on EMS responders

The SAVER checklist helps fire departments assess and implement training, policies and practices to mitigate assaults on EMS responders.

Read the article
FIEF logo

There are dozens of ways you can use Fire Is Everyone’s Fight to help teach people in your city or town to be safe from fire. Join the fight for a few ideas to get you started.

On-duty firefighter fatalities (2020)

Explore firefighter fatality statistics

Home fire fatalities (2020)

Up 11% compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – Feb. 8, 2019.

80 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Feb. 2-8.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 27% of all fatalities.

Michigan leads the nation in reported fatalities with 21.

Explore home fire fatalities reported by the news media

Planning a trip to visit the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial?

New identification requirements to access our campus are in effect. Please read this information first before scheduling your visit.

Share this video to learn how to prevent exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These substances are linked to cancer and may be present in firefighting foam.