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On-Campus Students

Welcome to the National Emergency Training Center (NETC), home of the National Fire Academy (NFA)!

Here we come together to work through difficult situations and to bring about change that provides for a safer and more resilient culture.



  • Check-in time is 2 p.m. and checkout time is 8 a.m.
  • Always display your photo ID.
  • Alcohol is not allowed at NETC.
  • Please smoke outside and only in designated areas.
  • Weapons are not allowed on campus.


BreakfastMon-Fri6:30 to 8:30 a.m.
 Sat and Sun6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
LunchEvery day11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DinnerMon to Sat5 to 7:30 p.m.
 Sun5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

On-campus phone numbers

Emergency 9-911

  • Computer Help Desk ext. 1575
  • Library ext. 1030 (hours)
  • Maintenance ext. 1500
  • O'Leary's Emporium ext. 1493 (hours)
  • Security ext. 1111
  • Transportation ext. 1113

Off-campus: 301-447-#### (see extensions above)

fire investigation students conducting experiments in the Burn Lab

Students: Send us your on-campus photos!

Give us permission to use photos of your on-campus training experience and we'll publish them to the U.S. Fire Administration's social media accounts.

Learn how

Photo: At the NFA's Burn Lab, Fire Investigation: Essentials students from around the country work under the guidance of NFA and ATF instructors to analyze and document the properties of various materials and how they react once they are exposed to fire.