National Professional Development Symposium

The National Professional Development Symposium (NPDS) dates are set for June 14-17, 2017 at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The symposium will feature presentations related to fire training and resources, higher education, and fire prevention and protection within the scope of professional development. Attendance is free.

The NPDS is a collaborative effort, highlighting Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE), Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE), and Prevention Advocacy Resources and Data Exchange (PARADE) initiatives.

Agenda information

We will publish an agenda in January 2017.

How to apply for the NPDS

The application period opens on Jan. 2, 2017 and closes on May 1, 2017.

To apply, download the General Admissions Application Short Form (FEMA Form 119-25-2) PDF 234 KB and complete the application through block 18b.

Application tips

Block 6: Enter your FEMA Student Identification Number (SID).

When completing the application to attend the NPDS, please enter this information in Blocks 12a-c:

Mail your application to:

NETC Admissions Office
Attn: R0178 NPDS
16825 South Seton Ave., Building I
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Applications can also be faxed to the Admissions Office at 301-447-1441.

There are no stipends or travel reimbursements for the NPDS.