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: CLOSED

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

Administration of Public Assistance for Community Recovery (R0335) Feb. 26 – March 4, Emmitsburg, Maryland

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Featured course:
Administration of Public Assistance for Community Recovery R0335

This six-day course shows state and local emergency management officials how to align organizations, people, processes and paperwork to meet federal fiduciary standards for public assistance recovery. Topics include the Stafford Act, FEMA policies, and various reimbursement procedures.

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Upcoming offering vacancies: Feb. 26 – March 3


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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