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.
The application period for our second semester (April 1 to Sept. 30, 2020) courses is open from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15, 2019. Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.
We apologize to those students selected, but we've had to reschedule the July and August offerings of Fire Investigation: Essentials (R0206) and Electrical Systems (R0255). We will contact and reschedule you for offerings this November and December. If you can't attend at that time, we will place you in a later class.
A burn range renovation project was funded this Spring. The new construction, which will take two to three months to complete, will greatly enhance our fire investigation curriculum for years to come.
While we are very excited to have the work begin, we also know that rescheduling these offerings causes a hardship for you, your family, our instructors and our partner agencies.
Again, we apologize for this unexpected disruption and thank you for your understanding. If you have questions, please contact the NFA's Lester Rich at 301-447-1209.
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!
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.
National Fire Academy students and National Emergency Training Center staff come together to honor and remember those we lost on Sept. 11, 2001.