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Training Updates

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Important Updates

Open Enrollment Changing from Twice a year to Quarterly

The U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA) is moving away from the twice a year enrollment periods for students to apply for courses at the National Emergency Training Center. This decision was made after receiving student and stakeholder feedback.

The NFA will be switching from a twice-yearly open enrollment to a quarterly open enrollment. Please note, this change does not affect the enrollment processes of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO) or Managing Officer Program (MOP). These programs have a separate enrollment process, information can be found here.  The open enrollment period will be open for 30 days and will be for a 3-month period. 

Open Enrollment will be as follows:

Open Enrollment period:                     For the months of:

December 15 - January 15                   April, May, and June

March 15 – April 15                               July, August, and September

June 15 – July 15                                    October, November, and December

September 15 – October 15                 January, February, and March

This open enrollment change could potentially allow a student to apply and attend a class within a 6-month window. The new open enrolment process does not affect the limit of one student stipend per fiscal year (10/1 to 9/30) (https://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/on-campus-students/travel-reimbursement/).

Questions? Contact Us

Upcoming Courses

NFA Fire Academy (NFA) 6-Week Instructor Led Course

NFA Managing Officer Program

November 4 - 5 Classes

Fire Investigation: First Responders

Fostering Belonging in the Fire and Emergency Services


Application



 

The United States Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) has immediate openings in several upcoming classes being offered on our campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  A list of classes and dates can be found below.  NFA resident classes are offered free of charge with travel stipends provided to those eligible.  The cost to attendees is your time and purchasing 36a meal tick on campus.

 

Class/Dates

Administration of Public Assistance for Community Recovery (R0335) 3/10/2024 - 3/15/2024

Advanced Life Support Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents (R0247) 2/19/2024 - 3/1/2024

Advanced Science of Hazardous Materials Response (R0655) 11/12/2023 - 11/17/2023

Chemical Hazard Analysis for Risk-Based Response (R0233) 10/30/2023 - 11/10/2023

Command and Control of Incident Operations (R0312) 3/10/2024 - 3/15/2024

Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Plans Review (R0263) 2/5/2024 - 2/9/2024

Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Plans Review (R0263) 3/18 – 22/ 2024

Demonstrating Your Community Risk Reduction Program's Worth (R0378) 1/28/2024 - 2/2/2024

Emergency Medical Services: Quality Management (R0158) 11/12/2023 - 11/17/2023

Emergency Medical Services: Quality Management (R0158) 1/28/2024 – 2/2/2024

Emergency Medical Services: Incident Operations (R0147) 3/3/2024 - 3/8/2024

Emergency Resource Deployment Planning Standards of Coverage (SOC) (R0492) 10/22/2023 - 10/27/2023

Executive Planning (R0506) 2/5/2024 - 2/16/2024

Fire and Emergency Services Training Program Management (R0445) 12/10/2023 - 12/15/2023

Fire and Emergency Services Training Program Management (R0445) 10/29/2023 – 11/3/2023

Fire Inspection Principles 2: Inspection of Structures and Systems (R0391) 10/29/2023 – 11/3/2023

Fire Inspection Principles 2: Inspection of Structures and Systems (R0391) 3/10/2024 - 3/15/2024

Fire Inspection Principles I (R0390) 3/3/2024 - 3/8/2024

Fire Inspection Principles I (R0390) 12/3/2023 – 12/8/2023

Fire Investigation: Case Preparation and Testimony (R0790) 12/10/2023 - 12/15/2023

Fire Investigation: Evidence and Interviewing (R0780) 10/15/2023 - 10/20/2023

Hazardous Materials Code Enforcement (R0615) 10/22/2023 - 10/27/2023

Hazardous Materials Code Enforcement (R0615) 1/7/2024 – 1/12/2024

Hazardous Materials Incident Commander (R0243) 9/17/2023 - 9/22/2023

Hazardous Materials Incident Commander (R0243) 10/15/2023 – 10/20/2023

Hazardous Materials Officer & Hazardous Materials Safety Officer (R0258) 1/15/2024 - 1/25/2024

Leadership in Supervision (R0645) 12/3/2023 - 12/8/2023

Leadership in Supervision (R0645) 1/7/2024 – 01/12/2024

Leadership in Supervision (R0645) 1/3/2024 – 1/8/2024

Leadership Strategies for Community Risk Reduction (R0200) 12/3/2023 - 12/8/2023

Management of Emergency Medical Services (R0150) 3/18/2024 - 3/29/2024

New Executive Chief Officer (R0763) 10/22/2023 - 10/27/2023

New Executive Chief Officer (R0763) 10/29/2023 – 11/3/2023

Plan Review of Fire Alarm System Installations (R0264) 1/22/2024 - 1/26/2024

Plan Review of Fire Alarm System Installations (R0264) 2/12/2024 – 2/16/2024

Plan Review of Fire Alarm System Installations (R0264) 3/25/2024 – 03/29/2024

Plans Review for Fire and Life Safety (R0393) 12/10/2023 - 12/15/2023

Safety Program Operations (R0154) 12/10/2023 - 12/15/2023

Safety Program Operations (R0154) 3/3/2024 – 03/8/2024

Service Area Risk Reduction (R0673) 9/10/2023 – 09/15/2023

Service Area Risk Reduction (R0673) 3/3/2024 – 03/8/2024

Special Operations Program Management and Leadership (R0254) 9/24/2023 - 9/29/2023

Special Operations Program Management and Leadership (R0254) 3/3/2024 – 03/8/2024

Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination (FI-210) (N0775) 9/25/2023 - 9/29/2023 (Redding, CA)

Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-Adapted Communities (R0614) 12/3/2023 - 12/8/2023

Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention (R0629) 11/12/2023 - 11/17/2023

Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention (R0629) 1/7/2024 – 1/12/2024

Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention (R0629) 3/10/2024 – 03/15/2024

 

For more information or to apply https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/catalog/search?page=1

Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Application Window Will Open on January 1, 2024

The application period for acceptance into the EFO Program will be open Jan. 1, 2024 to Feb. 29, 2024. Applications will be capped at 500; therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

 

Prospective Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program candidates must participate within a structured, equitable and competitive selection/application process. 

The National Fire Academy (NFA) is seeking qualified applicants to participate in a 6-day, resident course Advanced Science of Hazardous Materials Response, R0655 December 3 - 8, 2023

Course Description: This scenario-based course focuses on the application, capabilities, and limitations of chemical detection, classification, identification, and monitoring devices.  Participants will be challenged to support tactical decision-making based on their findings and interpretations of chemical detection and monitoring devices. 

Student Selection Criteria: Experienced hazardous materials technician-level responders and related Department of Defense and National Guard Civil Support Team, and U.S. Coast Guard and law enforcement personnel that may be responsible for interpreting and implementing a risk-based response.

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