On-campus students

Welcome to the National Fire Academy (NFA)!

Here you will find information on traveling to our campus, registration, lodging, facility and classroom policies, and services available to you during your stay.

Five important things to do before you arrive:

  1. Download your pre-course materials and student manual.

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  2. Request special meals or accommodations.
  3. Provide contact information to your family.
  4. Bring your photo ID and registration documents.
  5. Reserve an airport shuttle seat.
Includes information about:
Traveling to campus
  • Scheduling flights.
  • Airport shuttles.
  • Driving to campus.
Arriving on campus
  • Photo identification.
  • Registration.
  • Check-in/checkout times.
On-campus lodging
  • Reservations.
  • Rooms and amenities.
  • Special accommodations.
Stipend reimbursements
  • Elibility.
  • Guidelines.
  • Procedures.
  • Prohibited items and activities.
  • Attendance and cancellations.
  • Dress code.
Campus services
  • Convenience store (O’Leary’s Emporium).
  • Dining hall.
  • Recreation activities.

While I’m at the NFA, is there anything that I might need to pay for?

Some items that students typically need money for include:

  • Washers and dryers (coin-operated).
  • Laundry supplies.
  • Vending machines.
  • Class shirts and donations.
  • Off-campus class dinners.
  • Toiletries.
  • National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Recreation Association pass ($1).

Important phone numbers and email addresses

Call the NETC switchboard at 800-238-3358, and ask for these extensions.

On-campus students: use four-digit extension only.

OfficeBuildingExtensionHours (ET)Fax
NETC Admissions OfficeI-2161290 or 15248:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday301-447-1441
Dining HallK1551View hours301-447-6944
NETC Housing/Transportation
Check-in time is 2 p.m., and checkout time is 9 a.m.
C1048 or 1113Available 24/7301-447-1324
LibraryN1030View hours301-447-3217
National Fallen Firefighters FoundationO13658:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday301-447-1635
Publications CenterI-12011897:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday301-447-1213
SecurityV1111 (TTY/TDD 1182)Available 24/7 

Related content

NETC Welcome Package

Download the NETC welcome package PDF ~1 MB

Includes information for NFA and Emergency Management Institute on-campus students.