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NC Fire Academy Weekend

North Carolina Weekend – Emmitsburg, Maryland

Two-day On-Campus Program at the National Fire Academy (State Weekend)

November 19 - 21, 2021

The two-day on-Campus Program (formerly State Weekend Program) is targeted for fire service personnel with a minimum of three years’ experience. Most two-day courses are designed for mid-level officers rather than chief officers or firefighters.

Application Process:
 

  • Complete this online registration and submit payment. (Pick three Classes). Registration Period is July 15 – August 16, 2021.

  • Once your online registration & payment are received and your classes are assigned, you will receive an email from OSFM (Estimated Email Date is September 16th) containing the class information, link to the new NFA Online Application and deadline for completion. 

  • Applicant must complete new NFA Online application by October 18th

  • You will receive an email from OSFM (Estimated Email Date is November 1st) that contains full class information and NFA information. Please note: this email will only go out to those who have fully completed all the above steps.

  • No refunds after September 30th. 

2021 NFA Weekend Schedule

 

November 19, 2021- Travel Day
4:00 - 6:00 PM - Registration
5:00 PM - Dinner (campus cafeteria)
6:15 PM - Opening Session (ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY)
7:00 PM - Classes begin
9:00 PM - Classes end for the day

November 20, 2021
8:00 AM - Classes resume
5:00 PM - Classes end for the day

November 21, 2021
8:00 AM - Classes resume
2:00 PM - Classes end

Students: Please read and follow the instructions prior to registering.

To apply for a course, you need a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). This number will be used in place of a Social Security Number on General Admissions Application forms. This includes applications for the 2-day on-campus program (the State Weekend Program).  Please click on the link below to obtain your SID. The process takes about 10 minutes.

Register for SID:   https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register

Eligibility to receive a certificate of completion requires class attendance Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Failure to do so, will result in your entire department being banned from State Weekend programs for a period of 3 years.  If you have an emergency, and must leave the campus, please contact Student Services in Building “C” and ask them to inform Kim Williams.
 

Registration: The registration fee is $100.00.  This fee covers meals in the Campus Cafeteria - Friday dinner through Sunday lunch (at the campus cafeteria), socials and a recreational pass required by the National Fire Academy.  Lodging and course costs are absorbed by the Academy.  Transportation expenses and meals in route and return are the responsibility of the student.

  

REGISTRATION FEE MUST BE PAID ONLINE
 

Application Deadline: Online registration and payment is required no later than August 16, 2021. Before an application is eligible for review the online payment and registration must be completed.
 

Individual applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance or denial into the State Weekend Program.  A link to complete the new USFA online class application will be emailed to the applicant on or before September 16thth.   Please provide a valid email address on your online registration.  This must be an individual email and not one that is used for multiple people.  It must be specific to the applicant.
 

Failure to complete the online class application will result in your application being removed from processing.

Refunds will not be issued after September 30, 2021.

NOTE:  The National Fire Academy now requires testing for all classes.

COURSE SELECTIONS

 

You will be asked for first, second, and third class choices.   Every effort will be made to place you in your first choice however it is not always possible.  Please make sure you really wish to take the second and third choices.  If a second or third choice is not indicated on your application, you will be placed in a class with the lowest registration numbers.

Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria to ensure that you qualify for the classes you select.

W0376 - Incident Command System and Resource Management for the Fire Service

 

Curriculum – Incident Management

 

This two-day course will provide students with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and resource management for the fire service and their application in both emergency and nonemergency situations. This course addresses the need for an ICS, an overview of the structure and flexibility of ICS, an understanding of the command skills necessary to function effectively in an ICS structure, and the need to effectively manage your resources.

Selection Criteria

  • All first responders with responsibilities to use, deploy, implement and/or function within ICS and resource management.

Prerequisites: Recommended – Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa/nfaonline.

 

Pre-Course Materials & Course Syllabus

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0376.pdf

 

 

W0635 – Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction

 

Curriculum – Fire Prevention: Management

 

This two-day course demonstrates to students nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk-reduction programs that can measure success in local communities. This course will give students the opportunity to explore programs from communities across the United States that have been showcased at Vision 20/20 symposiums. These programs demonstrate what nationally recognized organizations identify as examples of “best practices” in community risk reduction.

Selection Criteria

  • Fire and emergency services personnel who help develop and deliver fire prevention and community risk-reduction programs.

  • Fire and emergency services staff with an interest in advancing risk-reduction efforts in their community.

  • Allied health and community service personnel who help develop and deliver risk-reduction programs.

 

Prerequisites:  ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

There is a pre-course assignment that should take about one hour to complete.

Pre-Course Materials & Course Syllabus

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0635.pdf

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_f0635.pdf

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0635.pdf

 

W0646 - Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth

 

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical

 

This two-day course presents the supervisory with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course includes concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including concepts of adaptive leadership; change management; active followership; effective communication, including difficult conversations and advocacy-inquiry based dialogue; ethics; authority; power; decision-making; and active engagement through development of a personal plan.

Selection Criteria

The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level. More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:

  • First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.

  • Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.

  • Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

  • Fire and emergency medical services personnel currently enrolled in the NFA Managing Officer will be provided priority selection.

 

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.

Prerequisites: ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Pre-Course Materials & Course Syllabus

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0646.pdf

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0646.pdf

 

 

W0647 - Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking

                                        

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical

This two-day course provides the supervisor with the conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives. The course addresses skills needed for assessing situations from multiple perspectives, making critical decisions, fostering creativity and innovation, and using persuasion.

Selection Criteria

The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level. More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:

  • First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.

  • Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.

  • Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

  • Fire and emergency medical services personnel currently enrolled in the NFA Managing Officer will be provided priority selection.

 

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.

Prerequisites:  ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Pre-Course Materials & Course Syllabus

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0647.pdf

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0647.pdf

 

 

W0648 - Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success                                                   

 

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical

This two-day course provides the supervisor with the knowledge and skills to perform successfully in the fire and Emergency Medical Services environments. The course addresses professionalism, resilience, emotional intelligence, and situational awareness, as well as managing conflict, delegating mentoring, coaching, empowering, and building collaboration and synergy for professional growth.

Selection Criteria

The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level. More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:

  • First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.

  • Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.

  • Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

  • Fire and emergency medical services personnel currently enrolled in the NFA Managing Officer will be provided priority selection.

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.

Prerequisites: ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Pre-Course Materials & Course Syllabus

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0648.pdf

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0648.pdf

 

 

 

W0729 – Incident Safety Officer

 

Curriculum: Responder Health and Safety

 

This two-day course examines the Safety Officer's role at emergency responses. A specific focus on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer is a main theme. Response to all-hazards types of situations will be emphasized.

 

Selection Criteria

 

Individuals who have a Safety Officer responsibility at emergency operation situations.
 

Individuals attending this course should have a working knowledge of ICS as taught by the National Fire Academy, building construction principles, hazardous materials management, applicable National Fire Protection Association guidelines, and federal regulations.

Prerequisites: ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Pre-Course Materials & Course Syllabus

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0729.pdf

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0729.pdf

 

 

 

W0760 – New Fire Chief: Challenging Issues

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical

This two-day course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first-time fire chief and chief officer who desire a leadership position in their department. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief.

Topics covered include:

  • Local politics and the role of the chief officer.

  • Liability and risk management.

  • Resources and items of knowledge needed to become a first-time leader in a new position in his or her agency.

 

Selection Criteria

The primary candidates for this course include new or emerging chief officers in a volunteer or combination fire department or emergency service organization.

 

The secondary candidates are new career chiefs, department leaders or emerging leaders of a fire department or emergency service organization.

 

This course is open to all interested emergency services personnel, including volunteer, career and allied professionals.

 

The class is intended primarily for those who have served or will begin to serve soon in leadership positions and who seek to learn more effective ways of managing and leading their agency.

Prerequisites: ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Pre-Course Materials & Course Syllabus

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0760.pdf

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0760.pdf

 

W0770 – Fire Investigation: Awareness  

                                                                                              

Curriculum: Fire Investigation

This two-day course presents a basic overview of a fire investigation. Students will review the basics of fire chemistry and develop an enhanced understanding with respect to fire suppression and fire investigation. The course will stress the importance of fire scene awareness, evidence identification, preservation, and the basics of a fire investigation. Students will develop an appreciation of the convergence of suppression, investigation, science, and law.

Selection Criteria

Fire and emergency services personnel who respond to fires or might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.

Prerequisites: None

Pre-Course Materials & Course Syllabus

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0770.pdf

 

 

For registration assistance, please contact Monna Gillespie via email at monna.gillespie@ncdoi.gov.