National Fire Academy on-campus courses

Specialized training courses and advanced management programs of national impact are offered in a classroom setting at our Emmitsburg, Maryland, campus.

Six- and 10-day courses

The National Fire Academy (NFA) offers over 70 one- and two-week on-campus courses in 12 curriculum areas.

State weekends

The two-day state weekend on-campus program is an educational opportunity for fire personnel with a minimum of three years of experience from specific states. This program strengthens a state’s fire service community through education, personal networking, and a shared collegial experience. Students are offered the opportunity to grow professionally through a quality educational experience and to increase their knowledge and skills to provide a safe and effective response to their communities.

State fire training agencies sponsor the weekends in partnership with the NFA. The state agency selects the courses and recruits and enrolls students according to the established student selection criteria. The NFA hosts the weekend and provides the instruction and course materials. In addition, lodging is provided at no cost to personnel from career or volunteer departments and state/local governments. Meal costs and transportation expenses are the responsibility of the students or the sponsoring agencies.

Information about application procedures and courses is available by contacting your state fire training agency.

For general information about this program, please call 800-238-3358 ext. 1157, or 301-447-1157.

State weekend schedule

North CarolinaNov. 19-20, 2016
MarylandFeb. 11-12, 2017
ConnecticutMarch 11-12, 2017
New JerseyMarch 18-19, 2017
Florida/MaineApril 29-30, 2017
New YorkMay 20-21, 2017
Georgia/Indiana/KentuckyJuly 8-9, 2017
Rhode Island/South CarolinaJuly 15-16, 2017
PennsylvaniaJuly 22-23, 2017
OhioJuly 29-30, 2017
Alabama/New Hampshire/VermontAug. 19-20, 2017
MichiganAug. 26-27, 2017
Tennessee/VirginiaSept. 23-24, 2017

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