National Fire Academy

Tonya Hoover, Superintendent
Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator
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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.

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Contract Facilitators wanted

The NFA is recruiting Contract Facilitators for three new courses under the revised Executive Fire Officer Program: M5101, M5105 and R5201 See criteria

NFA on-campus training suspension

Oct. 15 – Dec. 15 application period suspended

The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC is encouraging organizations to promote social distancing, hold meetings via videoconferencing, reduce non-essential travel, and adjust or postpone events and gatherings. We continue to evaluate the local and national situation and will provide regular updates. Students will be notified in advance concerning the status of their on-campus course offering. We thank you for your patience.

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Off-campus students: please contact your state fire training agency for information about NFA classes delivered in your state.

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Self-study New online course teaches community risk assessment

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Video

Orientation for National Fire Academy students

https://www.youtube.com/embed/waBBhojfxDs

This video provides NFA students with information about the National Emergency Training Center campus, including amenities, security protocols, policies, and student services. Please watch if you were recently accepted for a course.

If you’re a prospective student who hasn’t trained with us, we invite you to watch the video to learn more about our campus and the NFA training experience!


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

Video

Student discussion: community risk reduction

https://www.youtube.com/embed/7eHx7m8m-hc

NFA Training Specialist Michael Weller discusses community risk reduction with firefighters from Richland, Washington.