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 second semester (April 1 to Sept. 30, 2019) courses is open from Oct. 15 to Dec. 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
P0608 WUI Planning Series: Evacuation, Land Use and Fire Codes
Fire Prevention: Technical Wildland Urban Interface
Aug. 5-10, 2018 Apply
M0488 Decision Making and Financial Management for Fire and EMS Organizations
Planning & Information Management
Aug. 5 - Sept. 15, 2018 Apply
M0589 Introduction to Geographic Intelligence for Fire and Emergency Services
Planning & Information Management
Aug. 5 - Sept. 8, 2018 Apply
R0229 Hazardous Materials Operating Site Practices
Hazardous Materials
Aug. 20-31, 2018 Apply
R0154 Safety Program Operations
Responder Health and Safety
Sept. 9-14, 2018 Apply

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Recently added course offerings

Course code Course Delivery type Date
R0154 Safety Program Operations
Responder Health and Safety
6-Day On-Campus Sept. 9-14, 2018 Apply
P0608 WUI Planning Series: Evacuation, Land Use and Fire Codes
Fire Prevention: Technical Wildland Urban Interface
6-Day On-Campus Aug. 5-10, 2018 Apply
M0488 Decision Making and Financial Management for Fire and EMS Organizations
Planning & Information Management
Mediated Aug. 5 - Sept. 15, 2018 Apply

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