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Distinctive Programs

No matter where you are in your fire service career or volunteer service, the National Fire Academy (NFA) has a professional development program tailored to your needs.

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Executive Fire Officer Program

The courses and accompanying research examine how senior fire officers can exercise leadership when dealing with difficult or unique problems within communities.

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Managing Officer Program

A multiyear curriculum for first- and mid-level officers that introduces emerging emergency services leaders to personal and professional skills in change management, risk reduction and adaptive leadership.

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State Weekend Program

An educational opportunity for fire personnel that strengthens a state's fire service community through education, personal networking and a shared collegial experience.

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National Weekend Program

Identical to our State Weekend Program, but open to students nationwide.