National Fire Academy

The National Fire Academy (NFA) works to enhance the ability of fire and emergency services and allied professionals to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies. Free training courses and programs are delivered at our campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, online and throughout the nation.

Application period: CLOSED

The application period for our first semester (Oct. 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017) courses is open from April 15 – June 15, 2016. Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.

Course catalogs, descriptions and schedules for on-campus, off-campus and online training offered by the NFA for the fire service.

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Featured course:
Emergency Medical Services: Quality Management (R0835)

This course will teach you how to create/enhance, implement and maintain an EMS quality management program. Your instructors will present historical examples and current models, and explore best practices in quality assurance, process improvement, and data collection and analysis.

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Next offering: Sept. 11-16 vacancies


Instructors and state officials

Information on how to become a contract instructor. Also, sign-in access for contract instructor bids and awards and the NFA’s annual course call for state and regional officials.

More resources for fire service training

Gerry Bassett receives CFSI award

Former USFA employee honored with fire safety education award

May 5, 2016 Gerry Bassett was honored with the 2016 Dr. Anne W. Phillips Leadership in Fire Safety Education Award at the 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, D.C. Gerry retired in July 2015 as a training specialist for the Public Education and Training Program Management curricula at the National Fire Academy. Congratulations Gerry!