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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 is CLOSED

The application period for our first semester (Oct. 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020) courses will open from April 15 to June 15, 2019. Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.

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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!

NFA Online Help Desk

Please email your questions to NFAOnlineHelp@fema.dhs.gov

NFA calendar

April 15
First semester application period opens
April 26-28
Executive Fire Officer Program Symposium

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/embed/gsnxUcfah1s

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