National Fire Academy Offers ‘Two for the Price of One’ Opportunity

Source: National Fire Academy

The National Fire Academy (NFA) policy on Student Travel Stipends allows for one round-trip to campus per year for resident 6 or 10-day classes. As NFA Student Stipend costs continue to escalate, we must consider ways of economizing while still meeting student demands.

The NFA resident schedule for FY2014 presents a unique opportunity for students. Eight pairs of 6-day classes are scheduled to begin on May 4, 2014 and May 11, 2014. We have “packaged” back-to-back 6-day courses into a two-week block so that students may attend TWO courses rather than just one. The courses have been selected so that students who meet the course selection criteria for the first course will also meet the criteria for the second. Rather than completing one 10-day course in a normal two week period; students will complete two 6-day courses and may earn two NFA certificates. Courses also include (or will include by the time the course is delivered) Continuing Education Units and American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendations.

Students will apply for the two-week sequence of classes; there will be no “mix-and-match.” In the list below, the first course listed is scheduled for the week of May 4; the second course listed is scheduled for the week of May 11. For example, in #1, R0186 is scheduled for May 4-9 and R0492 is scheduled for May 11-16. If you apply for R0186, you must also apply for R0492.

The course pairs are:

1. R0186: Conducting Local Risk Reduction by Company Officers
    R0492: Emergency Resource Deployment – Standards of Cover

2. R0158: Emergency Medical Services Quality Management
    R0139: Hot Topics Research for Emergency Medical Services

3. R0348: Changing American Family at Risk
    R0629: Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention

4. R0671: Managing Effective Fire Prevention Programs
    R0378: Demonstrating Your Fire Prevention Program’s Worth

5. R0204: Practical Applications of Fire Dynamics & Modeling
    R0255: Electrical Aspects of Fire Investigations

6. R0108: Evaluating Performance-Based Designs
    R0138: Hot Topics Research in Fire Protection

7. R0312: Command & Control of Incident Operations
    R0297: Command & Control Decision Making at Multiple Alarm Incidents

8. R0243: Hazardous Materials Incident Management
    R0314: Command & Control of Fire Department Operations at Target Hazards

Applicants interested in participating in this ‘two for the price of one’ opportunity must submit an application (FEMA Form 119-25-1) for each course, and submit the applications together as a package. The application period opens on October 15 and closes December 15, 2013.

Applicants will be notified by the NETC Admissions Office not later than February 15, 2014 of their acceptance into the two courses. You should NOT make travel arrangements until notified by the NETC Admissions Office.

You can view the course information by searching for the course at:

The FEMA Form 119-25-1 as well as general application information is available at:

Questions about this opportunity can be directed to: or to the individual training specialist listed on the course detail page on the web site.