National Fire Academy

Tonya Hoover, Superintendent
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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 second semester (April 1 to Sept. 30, 2020) courses is open from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15, 2019. Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.

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Summer 2019 Fire Investigation: Essentials (R0206) and Electrical Systems (R0255)

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Video

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

Sept. 28-29
National Training Weekend Program (Apply today!)
Oct. 15
Second semester application period opens
Dec. 15
Second semester application period closes

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.