National Fire Academy courses, catalogs and schedules

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.

Application period: CLOSED

The application period for our first semester (Oct. 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019) courses is open from April 15 to June 15, 2018. Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.

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Courses and schedules

On-campus classroom courses: six- and 10-day | two-day
Specialized training courses and advanced management programs of national impact offered in a classroom setting at our Emmitsburg campus.
Off-campus classroom courses: six-day | two-day
The same courses taught in Emmitsburg but delivered in your state to provide you with the opportunity to attend NFA training closer to home.
Self-study and online-mediated courses
Through NFA Online, you can receive career-enhancing, self-paced training at home.
State- and local partner-sponsored classroom courses
Locally-sponsored two- and six-day training courses that use NFA course content.
List of state courses approved by the NFA PDF 137 KB
State-developed courses assessed by NFA as the equivalent of our training in both quality and content and taught by local instructors.
Course evaluation and general feedback
Learn how we measure the long-term impact of our training courses and provide us with your general feedback.


Immediate vacancy opportunities in Emmitsburg, Maryland

Course code Course Date
R0229 Hazardous Materials Operating Site Practices
Hazardous Materials
April 9-20, 2018 Apply
R0158 Emergency Medical Services: Quality Management
Emergency Medical Services
April 22-27, 2018 Apply
R0492 Emergency Resource Deployment Planning (SOC)
Planning & Information Management
April 22-27, 2018 Apply
R0335 Administration of Public Assistance for Community Recovery
Leadership and Executive Development
April 29 - May 4, 2018 Apply
R0670 Community Risk Reduction: A Policy Approach
Fire Prevention: Management
May 6-11, 2018 Apply
R0833 Leadership Strategies for Community Risk Reduction
Fire Prevention: Management
May 13-18, 2018 Apply
R0847 Emergency Medical Services: Incident Operations
Emergency Medical Services
May 13-18, 2018 Apply
R0810 Leadership and Administration
Leadership and Executive Development
May 13-18, 2018 Apply
R0247 Advanced Life Support Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents
Hazardous Materials
May 21 - June 1, 2018 Apply

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Recently added course offerings

Course code Course Delivery type Date
R0445 Fire and Emergency Services Training Program Management
Training Programs
6-Day On-Campus Aug. 5-10, 2018 Apply

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