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How to access the National Emergency Training Center campus

Anyone entering the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) campus is required to show photo identification. Beginning May 3, 2023, photo identification must meet REAL ID Act standards. The purpose of the REAL ID Act is to stop terrorists from evading detection by using false identification.

Questions about campus access? Please contact the NETC Security Specialist at 301-447-1513.

Planning a trip to visit the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial?

Effective May 3, 2023, federal law requires 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.

Escorts are required throughout the duration of your visit. 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 at least four weeks before your visit.

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