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. Learn more about the NFA

The application period is: OPEN

The application period is open Oct. 15 – Dec. 15, 2017

for courses offered April 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2018.

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Orientation for National Fire Academy students

Important information you’ll need to plan your visit to the National Emergency Training Center, including amenities, security protocols, policies, and student services.

Welcome package PDF ~1 MB

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Here you’ll find information about Bring Your Own Device downloads, airport shuttle schedules, the photo identification requirement, rooms and amenities, campus policies, meals, and available services.



Request your transcript and find out how to join the NFA Alumni Association.



Information on eligible contract instructors and how to become an instructor. Also, invoice instructions and sign-in access for bids and awards.


Training officials

Sign-in access and downloads for the NFA’s annual course call. Also, download the list of state-approved training courses, and learn about the Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE) initiative.


About the NFA

An overview of the NFA, including student eligibility, course deliveries, college credit for courses, and training costs/stipend reimbursement.

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