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National Fire Academy training programs and activities

The National Fire Academy (NFA) sponsors a variety of free training programs and activities to further advance the professional development of the fire service, including specialized programs for senior fire officers, emerging fire service leaders and members of the volunteer fire service.

Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO) Program
A professional development program providing senior officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency services administration.
The open application period for acceptance into the EFO Program is suspended until further notice. To meet the needs of existing students and catch up on scheduling delays due to COVID-19, we do not anticipate accepting applications prior to Fall 2022.
Managing Officer Program
Take the first step in your career as a fire/ emergency medical services manager with this new training program for emerging fire service leaders.
Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP)
An intensive six-day educational opportunity for volunteer and combination department emergency services personnel.
Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE)
Learn how the TRADE network helps fire service members to share and exchange training information.

More information about NFA training