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2024 Course List

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 (PSFA).

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.

The application process will be open March 4, 2024 through June 14, 2024.  Applicants MUST be 18 years of age and should have 3 years’ experience in the emergency responder field.  The instructional program will consist of ten (10) different courses entitled:

Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction (W0636)

Command and Control for Company Level Operations - NEW!

Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Ethically (W0523)

Fire Investigation: First Responders (W0770)

Incident Safety Officer (W0729)

Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking (W0647)

Residential Sprinkler Plan Review (W0142)

Safety for Hazardous Materials Incidents - NEW!

Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations  (W0455)

Supervising Emergency Medical Services - NEW!