National Fire Academy
The 2-Day on-Campus Program (State Weekend Program) is for fire service personnel with a minimum of 3 years' experience. Most 2-day courses are for mid-level officers rather than chief officers or firefighters.
2020 NFA Weekend Schedule
November 20, 2020- Travel Day
4:00 - 6:00 PM - Registration
5:00 PM - Dinner (campus cafeteria)
6:15 PM - Opening Session (ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY)
7:00 PM - Classes begin
9:00 PM - Classes end for the day
November 21, 2020
8:00 AM - Classes resume
5:00 PM - Classes end for the day
November 22, 2020
8:00 AM - Classes resume
2:00 PM - Classes end
Students: Read and following instructions prior to registering.
To apply for a course, you need a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). This number is in place of a Social Security Number on General Admissions Application forms. This includes applications for the 2-day on-campus program (the State Weekend Program). Please click on the link below to obtain your SID. The process takes about 10 minutes. FEMA SID
Eligibility to receive a certificate of completion requires class attendance Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Failure to do so, will result in your entire department being banned from State Weekend programs for a period of 3 years. If you have an emergency, and must leave the campus, please contact Student Services in Building "C" and ask them to inform Kim Williams.
Registration Fee Instructions
Application Deadline: Online registration and payment is required no later than July 31st, 2020. Before an application is eligible for review the online payment and registration must be completed.
Registration: The registration fee is $100.00. This fee covers meals in the Campus Cafeteria - Friday dinner through Sunday lunch (at the campus cafeteria), socials and a recreational pass required by the National Fire Academy. Lodging and course costs are covered by the Academy. Transportation expenses and meals in route and return are the responsibility of the student.
Individual applicants will receive an email of their acceptance or denial into the State Weekend Program. A link to complete the new USFA online class application will be emailed to the applicant on or before August 30th. Please provide a valid email address on your online registration. This must be an individual email and not one used for multiple people. It must be specific to the applicant.
Failure to complete the online class application will result in your application being denied.
No Refunds after September 4, 2020.
NOTE: The National Fire Academy now requires testing for all classes.
You will select your first, second, and third class choices. Every effort will be made to place you in your first choice but it is not always possible. Please make sure you wish to take the second and third choices. If a second or third choice is not indicated on your application, you will put in a class with the lowest registration numbers.
Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria to ensure that you qualify for the classes you select.
This is two-day course is designed to assist first- and second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving.
- Use of creative approaches to identify trends within their organizations.
- Applying problem-solving methodologies.
- The importance and application of continuous improvement within organizations.
- How to quantify problems and solutions.
- Factors in organizational and individual resistance to change.
- Strategies for implementing change.
- The course incorporates facilitated, student-centered methodologies, including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.
- First- and second-level supervisors and COs who are upwardly mobile within their organizations and whose department head wishes to prepare them for increased managerial responsibility.
- Administrative officers who are responsible for significant staff functions within the organization and who report directly to top management.
- Emergency service workers assigned to positions with decision-making responsibilities.
Prerequisites: Recommended – Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463.