National Fire Academy (NFA) courses are delivered online, at our campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and off-campus throughout the nation in cooperation with state and local fire training organizations and local colleges and universities.
Our free courses target middle- and top-level fire officers, fire service instructors, technical professionals, and representatives from allied professions. Any person with substantial involvement in fire prevention and control, emergency medical services, or fire-related emergency management activities may apply for NFA courses.
The application period for our second semester (April 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2017) courses is open from Oct. 15 – Dec. 15, 2016. Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.
This six-day course provides the critical components, background and principles associated with implementation, or enhancement, of a department's Quality Management Program. It will teach you how to create, implement and maintain a Quality Management Program, using historical examples, current models, and best practices in quality assurance and improvement, process improvement, data collection and analysis. Read the course description.
Course dates: Oct. 30 - Nov. 4 | Jan. 29 - Feb. 3
This simulation-based online course will introduce you to some of the problems and issues associated with a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) fire. The simulation involves a small field fire that spreads into an area with several structures. You will serve as the Incident Commander for the fire, where multiple levels of response under the Incident Command System (ICS) are required. Read the course description.
The Managing Officer Program is a multiyear curriculum that introduces emerging emergency services leaders to personal and professional skills in change management, risk reduction and adaptive leadership. Acceptance into the program is the first step in your professional development as a career or volunteer fire/Emergency Medical Services manager.
We still have immediate openings in upcoming courses. Browse the vacancy list and take advantage of these training opportunities!
Fire Inspection Principles I - R0390 12/11/2016 - 12/16/2016
Advanced Leadership Issues in Emergency Medical Services - P0159 8/13/2017 - 8/18/2017Download the 2016-2017 NFA course catalog PDF 913 KB