The U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) has changed the application period for On-Campus course deliveries and the Executive Fire Officer Program. Applications from individuals wishing to attend classes on the NFA campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, will now be accepted during the following time frames each year:
First Semester Classes: April 15 – June 15
Second Semester Classes: October 15 – December 15
“We recognize that this Nation’s fire and emergency services personnel are extremely busy and that their time is valuable” said Acting NFA Superintendent Dr. Kirby Kiefer. “We want to be more responsive to the needs of the applicants and the departments for which they serve by completing the application and notification process earlier, thereby affording the extra time necessary for adequate planning.”
For FY2010 classes, potential students should submit their applications during the April 15 – June 15, 2009 timeframe to be considered for classes scheduled for delivery October 1, 2009 – March 31, 2010. To be considered for classes scheduled for delivery April 1 – September 30, 2010, potential students should submit their applications during the October 15 – December 15, 2009 time frame.
The Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) application deadline has also changed. Effective with this year the application deadline is June 15 of each year to be considered for the next fiscal year’s program. For this year, interested applicants should submit their application by the June 15, 2009 deadline in order to be considered for the FY2010 EFOP.
Application, course schedule, and EFOP information is available on the NFA website at www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa.