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 first semester semester (Oct. 1, 2017 to Mar. 31, 2018) courses is open from April 15 – June 15, 2017. 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 opportunity

Advanced Life Support Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents (R0247) July 24 – Aug. 4, Emmitsburg, Maryland

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Featured course:
Advanced Life Support Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents R0247

This 10-day course for paramedics with advanced life support (ALS) responsibilities provides you with knowledge of chemistry as it relates to hazardous materials. The course focuses on the medical management of victims, and the development and management of medical support system hazardous materials components.

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Upcoming offering vacancies: April 24 – May 5


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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