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  • June 15-16, 2024

National Women’s Weekend Program at NFA

  • National Emergency Training Center
  • Emmitsburg, Maryland

Don't miss this chance to meet women firefighters from across the U.S. This program strengthens the fire service community by providing education, personal networking and a shared collegial experience.

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Photo from the 2023 1st Annual Women's Weekend at the National Fire Academy

    The National Fire Academy in partnership with Women in Fire announce the Women’s Weekend at NFA. The executive board of Women in Fire in collaboration with the NFA Leadership have selected courses that will be presented June 15-16, 2024 in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

    Women in Fire

    Courses

    Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction (W0636)

    Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Management

    Learn about community risk reduction and how to build organizational support for it, including addressing the challenges for fire departments in shifting their priorities from response to prevention.


    6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024
    in Emmitsburg, MD

    Command and Control for Company-Level Operations (W0296)

    Curriculum: Incident Management

    Company officers (or those aspiring to be) will learn practical information including preplanning, managing incidents, operational communications, safety and other critical aspects of the job.


    6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024
    in Emmitsburg, MD

    Command and Control of Wildland Urban Interface Fire Operations for the Structural Chief Officer (W0612)

    Curriculum: Incident Management

    Master the essential tools and skills necessary to operate safely in a wildland urban interface incident, including interface incidents, fire behavior, and safety and operational considerations.


    6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024
    in Emmitsburg, MD

    Fire Investigation: Fire as a Weapon (W0756)

    Curriculum: Fire Investigation


    6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024
    in Emmitsburg, MD

    Fire Investigation: First Responders (W0770)

    Curriculum: Fire Investigation

    Review the basics of fire chemistry and develop an understanding of the role of the first responder in relation to fire suppression and investigation, including evidence identification and preservation.


    6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024
    in Emmitsburg, MD

    Incident Safety Officer (W0729)

    Curriculum: Responder Health and Safety

    Learn the details of the safety officer's role and responsibilities at emergency responses to all-hazards types of situations, with focus on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS).


    6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024
    in Emmitsburg, MD

    Initial Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts (W0443)

    Curriculum: Emergency Response to Terrorism


    6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024
    in Emmitsburg, MD

    Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth (W0646)

    Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development

    Supervisors can learn the basic leadership skills and tools needed for effective performance in the fire/EMS environment, including adaptive leadership, change management and effective communication.


    6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024
    in Emmitsburg, MD

    Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking (W0647)

    Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development

    Supervisors can gain a conceptual foundation for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives, such as fostering creativity and innovation.


    6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024
    in Emmitsburg, MD

    Supervising Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) (W0146)

    Curriculum: Emergency Medical Services

    Moving from EMS provider to EMS supervisor? Attend this course to get the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to navigate EMS management issues and challenges.


    6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024
    in Emmitsburg, MD

    Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist (W0633)

    Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Management

    Learn how identification, intake, screening, disposition and follow-up are used to mitigate youth firesetting behavior, including understanding the driving motivations behind youth firesetting.


    6/15/2024 - 6/16/2024
    in Emmitsburg, MD

    NFA provides lodging at no cost to personnel from career or volunteer departments and state/local governments. Meal costs and transportation expenses are the responsibility of the students or the sponsoring agencies.

    Information about application procedures and courses is available by contacting NFA at FEMA-NFA-TwoDayOnCampus@fema.dhs.gov or Tammy Pimentel-Matthews – Branch Chief for the Response and Special Operations Branch.