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State Weekend Program

The 2-day on-campus State Weekend Program at the National Fire Academy (NFA) is an educational opportunity for fire and emergency medical services personnel. This program strengthens a state's fire service community through education, personal networking and a shared collegial experience.

State fire training agencies sponsor the weekends in partnership with the NFA. The state agency selects the courses and recruits and enrolls students according to the established student selection criteria. The NFA hosts the weekend and provides the instruction and course materials.

In addition, we provide 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 your state fire training agency.

Upcoming State Weekend Program dates

State(s) and coursesDates
North Carolina (Friday instruction)Nov. 19‑20, 2022
MarylandFeb. 25‑26, 2023
Alabama, New Hampshire and VermontMarch 11‑12, 2023
VirginiaMarch 18‑19, 2023
Connecticut and DelawareMarch 25‑26, 2023
New York (Friday instruction)April 1‑2, 2023
MaineApril 22‑23, 2023
New JerseyApril 29‑30, 2023
Florida and Ohio (Friday instruction)June 3‑4, 2023
Rhode Island and South CarolinaJuly 8‑9, 2023
Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and MichiganJuly 15‑16, 2023
PennsylvaniaJuly 22‑23, 2023

See also: State Weekend Program Welcome Package PDF