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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
All states Apply by April 22April 27-28, 2024
New York (Friday instruction)May 11-12, 2024
New JerseyJune 1-2, 2024
Alabama, New Hampshire, VermontJune 22-23, 2024
Ohio (Friday instruction)June 28-30, 2024
Rhode Island, South CarolinaJuly 13-14, 2024
PennsylvaniaJuly 20-21, 2024
Georgia, Indiana, MichiganAugust 3-4, 2024

See also: State Weekend Program Welcome Package PDF