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 second semester (April 1, 2016 – Sept. 30, 2016) courses is open from Oct. 15 – Dec. 15, 2015. Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.

New photo identification requirement for National Emergency Training Center campus access

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:
National Fire Incident Reporting System: Program Manager

This course teaches current and potential National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) program managers how to use NFIRS with evolving technologies to better assist fire departments in making data-driven decisions. You will learn about collecting NFIRS data, analyzing the data, and available system reporting features.

Read the course description: Six-day offering vacancies | 10-day offering

Download NFA application form

NFA calendar

Dec. 15
Second Semester application period closes
June 27-29, 2016
National Professional Development Symposium
Sept. 8-10, 2016
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.

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