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While completing fire academy training is a rigorous challenge that’s not for everyone, it’s a necessity if you want to enter the rewarding field of firefighting
“Our goal is to make sure that when you leave, you are not just more knowledgeable, but also more inspired,” says NFA Superintendent Eriks Gabliks
The U.S. fire administrator touted the work of the Fire and Life Safety Communicator’s Initiative and the collaborative effort to focus on the fire service’s messaging challenges through #FireServiceOneVoice
The landmark federal report marked a turning point for the U.S. fire service in 1973. Five decades later, many of its recommendations remain relevant – and unmet
Having a foundational understanding of our history is essential to seeing the bigger picture for our future
Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, Chief Erik Gabliks, Dr. Sara Jahnke and Chief Bryan Frieders hope to inspire health-focused action – and talk some serious smack along the way
How these institutions changed firefighting – and my career trajectory
Fire service leaders must focus on data, not emotion, when make their case for funding, staffing and more
We asked current fire service leaders to spotlight the best of the best – those leaders, living or departed, whose influence is felt far and wide
The Rock symbolizes the dedication of the National Fire Academy – an important event in fire service history
‘We are always there for each other’: Reflecting on the lifelong friendships formed at the NFA-adjacent pub
Detailing the role of data in the USFA and the broader fire service, future USFA initiatives, the ongoing COVID-19 response, and more
Moore-Merrell spoke to the USFA mission, data system modernization, and the return of a full-service National Fire Academy in 2022
Members of the FireRescue1 community share their stories, photos and reflections on this iconic Emmitsburg institution
Firefighters can apply for second-semester courses, which will take place at the Emmitsburg, Maryland, campus from April to September 2022
It’s the NFA-adjacent pub where firefighters feel like family
Gabliks details some of the changes ahead to the EFO program as well as how he hopes to expand outreach to firefighters around the country
Beyond updating the EFO program, Gabliks seeks to increase outreach and communication between the NFA and its partners communities
The NFA has canceled on-campus classes through at least Oct. 2, 2020, and is developing new learning approaches
In this episode, host Marc Bashoor speaks with Dr. Denis Onieal, former deputy U.S. fire administrator, about mentoring and the mission of the USFA and NFA
Jahnke and Miller offer tips for locating applicable research and determining if it’s from reputable sources
Watch footage of weekend’s memorial events at Mount St. Mary’s University
Fire Chief
Beyond the top-notch education, there’s a lasting sense of fire service community that’s not replicated anywhere else
The presentation will be available online and free of charge to users
An NFA course teaches fire chiefs about the five power types and offers eight steps to bringing about the change they want