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National Fire Academy accepting first semester applications

(5/17) The U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy is now accepting applications until June 30. The first semester includes those courses scheduled for delivery October 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.

“The variety of courses being offered during the second semester cover all 11 NFA curriculum areas and include a mix of 10-day and 6-day delivery options,” said NFA Superintendent Dr. Denis Onieal. “It’s the United States Fire Administration’s mission, to enhance the ability of the Nation’s fire and emergency services community to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies. These National Fire Academy programs clearly support this effort.”

In addition to eight two-week sessions and eight six-day sessions, the schedule includes one session of the Volunteer Incentive Program. The VIP session is scheduled for February 17–22, 2008, with six different courses being offered. The VIP is an intensive six-day educational opportunity designed specifically for volunteer and combination department emergency services personnel.

Visit the USFA Web site at to view the FY 2008 Course Schedule. Application procedures and the application form are also available on the website at Applications should be postmarked by June 30 in order to be considered for the first round of placement into the classes.

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