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Lt. Zam goes to Emmitsburg: Insights from a National Fire Academy first-timer

“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

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Our mission is to support you in your mission.” Eriks Gabliks, superintendent of the National Fire Academy, joins the show to talk all things NFA programs and goals, and to hear about Zam’s first time visiting the campus and experiencing NFA life.

Gabliks knocks down the top excuses firefighters give for why they can’t attend the academy and details how the program is continually evolving in sync with fire service culture. Plus, we dig into all this:

  • How the campus experience rejuvenates passion for the fire service
  • The American history embedded in the NFA campus
  • Why one of the top NFA-attendee complaints features ice cream sprinkles

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