Pennsylvania State Weekend National Fire Academy

Date: July 22 - 23, 2017
Location: National Fire Academy
16825 S. Seton Ave
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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This Annual Weekend Program, offered exclusively for the emergency services personnel of Pennsylvania, is a joint venture of the National Fire Academy (NFA) Field Programs Division, the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy (PSFA), and the Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Service Institute (PFESI) as a co-sponsor.

This 2 day program consists of 9 different NFA courses.

Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change (ESS:ELFAC) (NEW)

Incident Command for Highrise Operations (ICHO)

Incident Safety Officer (ISO)

Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders (IFIFR)

Leadership III for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Supervisory Success (LSIII)

New Fire Chief III: Contemporary Issues\ (NFC3) (NEW)

Preparation for Initial Company Operations (PICO)

Training Operations in Small Departments (TOSD)

Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-Adapted Communities-Introduction and Leadership Course 1 (WUI-FAD-IL1)

The NFA hosts the program in Emmitsburg, Maryland and provides the instruction and course materials. The PA State Fire Academy selects the courses, recruits and registers the participants according to established student selection criteria.

This weekend offers the opportunity to strengthen a State’s fire service community through education, personal networking, and a shared collegial experience.

On Campus lodging and

meals are provided by the NFA. Participants are responsible for the purchase of a meal ticket when applying.

The application process will open March 6 through June 1, 2017.

Applicants MUST be 18years of age and should have 3 years experience in the emergency responder field.

On Saturday, participants have the option to engage in a Memorial Service dedicated specifically for the Pennsylvania Emergency Responders who have died in the line of duty.

For details and application forms go to: PA State Fire Commissioner Web page