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Pennsylvania State Weekend at the National Fire Academy 

2020 and 2021 PA State Weekend Updates: 

The 2020 PA State Weekend has been canceled. The PA State Fire Academy appreciates the interest and all the support the PA fire service has shown PA Weekend, and we look forward to returning to the National Fire Academy for the 2021.

The 40th Annual PA State Weekend at the National Fire Academy has been planned for July 31-August 1, 2021. Learn more.

In lieu of the 2020 on-campus weekend, the State Fire Academy is planning to offer regional training utilizing National Fire Academy instructors on a regional basis later in 2020, when face-to-face training and education can safely be resumed.

Details will be provided at a later date. If you have any questions about PA Weekend, please contact PA Weekend Coordinator Terri Brooks. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time of crisis.

About the State Weekend Program

Applicants must be 18 years of age and should have three years of experience in emergency services.

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 and the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy.

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

Have Questions?

Contact the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy via email or phone (717-247-3747) with any questions about the 2020 National Fire Academy weekend or the application process.