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 first semester (Oct. 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018) courses is open from April 15 to June 15, 2017. Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.
Fire investigators: Learn skills essential to the investigaton of fires involving potential electrical fire causes. This course will teach you about techniques, practices, protocols and standards that will help you to evaluate the role of electrical systems and associated components in a fire. Read the course description.
Course dates: Aug. 6-11 vacancies, Nov. 26 – Dec. 1, March 11-16
This course will teach fire chiefs, water authority personnel, and public policy officials how to plan for and implement programs that allow for the use of alternative water sources during structural firefighting operations. 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!
21st Century Training for Fire and EMS Training Officers - R0354 9/17/2017 - 9/22/2017
Decision Making for Initial Company Operations - P0457 6/24/2017 - 6/25/2017Download the 2016-2017 NFA course catalog PDF 913 KB