NFA Off-Campus Course Offerings

From: Emergency Management and Response-Information Sharing and Analysis Center
Source: National Fire Academy

A strong partnership exists between the National Fire Academy (NFA) and State and local Fire Training Systems to advance professional development in the fire service. This partnership has resulted in the ongoing development and delivery of NFA’s 2-, 6-, and 10-day courses at a regional level.
Many volunteer and career fire service personnel cannot take time off to attend resident programs on the NFA campus in Emmitsburg, MD. Two-day courses delivered regionally provide training opportunities within the state and local communities. The Emergency Management and Response—Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EMR-ISAC) notes that courses are selected and co-sponsored jointly by NFA and State and local fire training systems.

The 6- and 10-day regionally-offered courses mirror courses normally taught at NFA’s resident facility. They provide the fire service and allied professionals the opportunity to attend NFA on-campus courses within their geographical region. NFA provides two instructors per course, paralleling on-campus delivery, plus all training materials. Examples of these courses include “Fire Cause Determination for Company Officers” and “Command and Control of Incident Operations.”

The regional contact person is listed with each course. More information about courses available at the campus in Emmitsburg or online can be found on the NFA webpage.