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National Fire Academy

Fire and emergency medical services: Train with the best to be the best!

National Fire Academy (NFA) courses and programs prepare you to deal more effectively with all emergencies and disasters. Free training is delivered at our campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, online and in your state.

NFA provides specialized training courses and advanced management programs for middle- and top-level fire officers, fire service instructors, technical professionals, and representatives from allied professions.

The application period is:
OPEN

Apply between Oct. 15 and Dec. 15. for on-campus courses scheduled from April to September 2023.

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COVID-19 information for on-campus students

If you have substantial involvement in fire prevention and control, emergency medical services, or fire-related emergency management activities, we welcome you to apply.

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DISTINCTIVE PROGRAMS

Executive Fire Officer, Managing Officer

Learn with fellow fire and emergency medical service officers the personal, professional and leadership skills you can use to strengthen your organization and help make your community more resilient.

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ONLINE LEARNING

Self-study, instructor-led and live courses

Online learning is a terrific option if you want to take NFA courses. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for most courses. Successful completion is added to your NFA transcript and you earn an NFA certificate.

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COLLEGE CREDIT

Let NFA help you pursue your degree

NFA courses are equivalent in difficulty to college- and university-level courses and can be considered for college credit. We award CEUs and our courses have been evaluated and recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education.

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Contract instructors wanted!

We are always looking for high-quality candidates to be contract instructors. NFA courses are some of the best in the nation, and we would love to talk with you about joining our team.

How to teach for NFA