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: OPEN

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:
Electrical Aspects of Fire Investigations (R0255)

This six-day course for fire investigators and related fire service/law enforcement personnel addresses the critical skills essential to the effective investigation and evaluation of fires involving potential electrical causes. It will provide you with a basic understanding of electricity, electrical circuits and distribution systems, and common electrical faults and failures, as well as a working knowledge of the National Electrical Code and how it applies to fire investigations.

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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.

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