National Fire Academy News

Streamlight donates to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

The company also contributed $10,000 for renewal of its “Bronze Helmet” NFFF sponsorship Streamlight®, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting for first responders, donated $30,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), including $20,000 in proceeds from sales of the company’s specially marked NFFF Red Nano Light® and Red Vantage® helmet light. Streamlight earmarks $1.00 and $3.00, respectively, from the sale of e...

National Fire Academy recognizes Bunker Hill Fire Protection and Safety Programme as FESHE school

Bunker Hill students can now receive certificates from the National Fire Academy, part of the DHS The National Fire Academy has recognised the Bunker Hill Community College Fire Protection and Safety Program as meeting all requirements for the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Curriculum. FESHE online and classroom courses are taught by professional firefighters, including deputy chiefs and chiefs of area fire departments. Students who complete the required...

New Emergency Medical Service Courses introduced by National Fire Academy

The EMS curriculum now offers courses specifically identified as gaps in EMS education  The two new EMS courses are Emergency Medical Services Quality Management (EMS QM) and Emergency Medical Services Functions in the Incident Command System (EMS FICS). The U.S. Fire Administration's (USFA), National Fire Academy (NFA) has completed development of the first two new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) courses in response to the U.S. Fire Administration Reauthorization Act o...

USFA to issue students education credits for resident EMS courses

Students who attend any NFA resident EMS course will receive 35 to 60 CE credits with effect from January 2010 USFA will issue students  CE credits  for each National Fire Academy (NFA) EMS on-campus course to maintain Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certification. Students who need continuing education (CE) credits to maintain Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certification now can earn CE credits for each National Fire Academy (NFA) EMS on-campus course they atte...

National Fire Academy takes a green initiative

As a green initiative, soon students will be allowed to take laptops for classroom notes and activities In an effort to reduce paper use and waste, the National Fire Academy (NFA) is pilot testing a program to have student manuals delivered on compact disk. In the last few years, students have regularly encouraged the NFA to reduce paper usage and to focus on “green” efforts.  Excess baggage fees charged by airlines provided added impetus to switch to the el...

United States Fire Administration pilots new EMS course

 This course will present scenarios requiring responders to structure their EMS resources within the guidance of NIMS ICS Student recruitment for Emergency Medical Services: Functions in Incident Command System – P166. The United States Fire Administration (USFA), Department of Homeland Security, is conducting a pilot course at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland for the newly developed 2-day course Emergency Medical Services: Fun...

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