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Dive into the U.S. Fire Administration's premier training programs. The National Fire Academy (NFA) offers a blend of professional development, collegiate degree recognition, and specialized courses. Whether you're an industry veteran or a newcomer, find the tools to elevate your career in fire safety and emergency response here.

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Academy (NFA) are working to advance the professional status and expand the knowledge and skills of fire and emergency services personnel. Their free training and education programs support fire departments and emergency services organizations in preparing for, preventing and responding to fires and other hazards.

The NFA works to enhance the ability of fire and emergency services and allied professionals to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies. Training courses and programs are delivered at their campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, online and throughout the nation. Visit the NFA website to locate a training

These regionally- or nationally-accredited colleges and universities have demonstrated a commitment to the nationally-recognized FESHE model of standardized professional development education criteria. FESHE concentrates on degree programs that emphasize firefighting response, fire prevention, fire administration and Emergency Medical Services management. Visit the NFA website for more information

This two-day course teaches students how to use standardized forms to achieve uniformity in their incident and activity reporting. This training program is designed specifically to support local fire service organizations, and it will assist them in providing data both to their management and to decision-makers, as well as to their state uniform fire reporting system.


At a local level, National Fire Incident Reporting System data can be used to:


  • Describe a community's fire problem.
  • Support budget requests and improve decision-making for allocation of resources.
  • Assist in planning for future fire protection.
  • Help identify opportunities for scheduling non-emergency activities.
  • Evaluate code enforcement programs.
  • Identify target audiences for public fire education programs.
  • Support requests from grant-making organizations and alternative funding sources to fund department programs and priorities.
  • Course dates and locations can be found on the NFA website