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 (Oct. 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016) courses is open from April 15 - June 15, 2015. 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.

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Featured course:
New Fire Chief (R0763)

Are you a first-time fire chief or looking for a department leadership position? If so, this course is for you. It’s designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first-time fire chief to address issues like local politics, liability and risk management, community engagement, and capital asset planning. Read the course description.

First semester course dates: Jan. 17-22, 2016 | Jan. 31-Feb. 5, 2016 | View more dates

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NFA calendar

June 10-12
National Professional Development Symposium
June 15
First Semester application period closes
Sept. 10-12
Executive Fire Officer Program Graduate Symposium
Oct. 15
Second Semester application period opens

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