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PA State Weekend at the National Fire Academy 

The 42nd Annual PA State Weekend at the National Fire Academy will take place July 22-23, 2023.

The 2023 PA State Weekend application period will be open March 1, 2023 through June 16, 2023.

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 2022 PA State Weekend at the National Fire Academy.

Past PA State Weekend Photo Gallery

Below are several photos from the Past PA State Weekend. Take a look and see what you can experience when you join us this year!

 Group of people together in front of a memorialThree people talking together outsidePeople in seats in an auditorium settingGroup of people standing together outsideFirefighters in uniform with one standing at a podium