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National Fire Academy
Tonya Hoover, Superintendent

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 second semester (April 1 to Sept. 30, 2019) courses is open from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15, 2018. 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.

Immediate vacancy opportunities in Emmitsburg, Maryland

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Course vacancy opportunities

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Orientation for National Fire Academy students

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


The 9/11 Memorial Service at the National Fire Academy (2018)

National Fire Academy students and National Emergency Training Center staff come together to honor and remember those we lost on Sept. 11, 2001.