Fire EMS, Fire Prevention & Protection, Firefighter Training

National Fire Academy Announces Second Semester Enrollment Period to Open

Emmitsburg, MD – The United States Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) will soon be accepting applications for its second semester residential programs. The second semester begins April 1, 2003 and ends September 30, 2003. The enrollment and application period for the second semester will officially open November 1 and run through December 31, 2002.

Applications received that are post-marked before November 1, 2002 or after December 31, 2002 will not be accepted. General eligibility requirements include substantial involvement in fire prevention and control, emergency medical services, fire-related emergency management activities or other allied professions. Applicants must also meet specific selection criteria for each course.

“The NFA’s residential training program consists of specialized training courses as well as advanced management programs,” said Denis Onieal, Superintendent of the National Fire Academy. “These resident courses and management programs are equal in difficulty to those at the college level.”

As a result the American Council on Education annually reviews these courses and programs to make recommendations for credit equivalencies.

To find out more about the National Fire Academy and to obtain a General Admission’s application for second semester residential training courses and programs, please visit: www.usfa.fema.gov/dhtml/fire-service/nfa.cfm.