Traveling to campus

Housing/Transportation office

Send us an email or call us at 301-447-1113/1048


  • Arrive any time after 2 p.m. the day before your course starts.
  • Depart campus immediately after your course. Exception: courses with a next-day departure date.
  • Register your vehicle — even if you don’t stay on campus.
  • Park in J or S lots (areas with yellow parking lines) or in overflow parking (grassy area beside Building J).
  • Don’t bring RVs, campers or other recreational vehicles. Connections are not available.

National Emergency Training Center
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
USNG geoaddress: 18S UJ 0020 9664


Scheduling your flights

You must make your own airline reservations according to the stipend reimbursement guidelines. If you decide not to use the airports listed in your acceptance email, we may limit your reimbursement.

Check the shuttle schedule in your acceptance email for airports and times before you make flight reservations.

Plan to arrive at the designated airport(s) at least one hour before the shuttle departure time. If your arrival time doesn’t match the shuttle schedule, transportation to the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) is at your own expense.

Schedule your flight home four hours from the NETC departure time to allow enough time for traveling to the airport and airport security.

Shuttle service

Free airport shuttle service to/from NETC is available from the airport listed in your acceptance email. If you decide to arrive at a different airport or not to use the shuttle service, transportation to/from NETC is at your own expense.

Shuttles are not available for state weekends and some pilot courses.

How to reserve a shuttle seat

Copy the following information and email the NETC Housing/Transportation Office at least two weeks before the course start date to reserve a shuttle seat. Please provide this information:

Student information

  • Student name.
  • Student ID number.
  • Telephone number.
  • Cell phone number.
  • Course code and name.
  • Course date.

Arrival information

  • Airport.
  • Date.
  • Time.
  • Airline and flight number.

Departure information

  • Airport.
  • Date.
  • Time.
  • Airline and flight number.

Shuttle pickup locations

Shuttles are located within 50 feet of the airport door specified below, depending on airport traffic conditions. They are a FEMA coach, charter coach or a white passenger van; all have DHS/FEMA/NETC signage.

NETC airport shuttles

FEMA coach

FEMA coach

private coach

Charter coach

FEMA van

FEMA van

Contact the NETC Housing/Transportation Office a day before you arrive to find out which vehicle will pick you up.

If you don’t see the shuttle five minutes prior to pickup time, please call the NETC Housing/Transportation Office at 301-447-1113/1048 for directions.

Flight delays – Call the NETC Housing/Transportation Office if:

You reserved a shuttle seat and your flight is delayed.

You miss the shuttle due to a flight delay, and the airline won’t transport you.

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