How to access the National Emergency Training Center campus

Anyone entering the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) campus unescorted is required to show photo identification that meets REAL ID Act standards. The purpose of the REAL ID Act is to stop terrorists from evading detection by using false identification.

Visitors from American Samoa will need one of the following current forms of identification to access our campus:

  • A U.S. passport or passport card.
  • A federal employee personal identity verification (PIV) card or military (active, retired, reserve, dependent or civilian employee) ID card.

Questions about campus access? Please contact Jason Cawthon at 301-447-1513.

Planning a trip to visit the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial?

Federal law requires memorial visitors over the age of 16 to have REAL ID Act-compliant identification to access our campus. This law is the same as that enforced at airports and all federal facilities.

Memorial visitors without REAL ID Act-compliant identification will need an escort at all times. Escorts are available Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time. Please contact the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at 301-447-1365 to schedule your visit and escort.

Foreign National visitors: We must vet you before you can visit the memorial. For assistance, please email Merril Sollenberger or Jason Cawthon at least two months before your visit.

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