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National Fire Academy's

Florida State Weekend

April 28, 29 & 30, 2017

Posted: January 25, 2017

I M P O R T A N T

ENROLLMENT FOR THE NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY'S FLORIDA STATE WEEKEND IS NOW OPEN!

 

If you plan on attending this event;

please read this entire page

before clicking on the Online Enrollment Form Link!



About the NFA Florida State Weekend

The 2017 National Fire Academy Florida State Weekend Training is now set for      April 29 & 30, 2017. Our travel day to the NFA is Friday, April 28, 2017.

I regret to report that we will not be partnering with our Brothers and Sisters from the State of Maine this year. As such, there are three courses available to choose from for this year's State Weekend. The State Weekend still offers a great networking and training opportunity for Florida’s firefighters and fire officers; both career and volunteer.

Your training experience at the historical National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland will surely be a unique experience. Take a few minutes to download/view the National Fire Academy's Welcome Package This information is provided to help you plan your trip to the National Fire Academy. All NFA students must review this document; even if you have previously taken classes at the NFA.


Enrollment Instructions:

To register for the NFA Florida State Weekend, download the NFA State Weekend Application Packet, complete the Registration Form and NFA Student Application.

 

<Click HERE to download Application Packet>

Return these forms with the $90 Registration Fee to

FLorida State Fire College

ATTN: Angie Cain

11655 NW Gainesville Road

Ocala, Florida 34482

e-mail: angie.cain@MyFloridaCFO.com

 


 

VERY, VERY IMPORTANT:

DO NOT MAKE ANY TRAVEL RESERVATIONS UNTIL INFORMED TO DO SO BY A

REPRESENTATIVE OF THE

FLORIDA STATE FIRE COLLEGE!


Course Options

(choose your top three (For Example:    #1=W0609,   #2=W0379,    #3=W0455)

Although not guaranteed, we will do our best to assign you your 1st choice!      

 

1. (W0379) Fire Investigation: First Responders
Curriculum: Executive Development.

This course is designed specifically to provide a clear definition of the role of first responders in fire investigation and provide essential knowledge to enable them to recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, preservation and protection of evidence, and proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase. The course includes topics such as fire behavior, critical observations of the first responder, fire causes, scene security and evidence preservation, legal considerations, and documentation of findings.

This course is designed for all fire and emergency services personnel who might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.

Interested students are encouraged to complete "Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders" (Q0379) prior to participating in the classroom-based course.. Q0379 is available through NFA Online at:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html

(12 CEUs for Florida Fire Code Admin, Firesafety Insp. and Instructor I, II & III)

Audience: This course is designed for all fire and emergency services personnel who might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.

Link to Course Syllabus


 

2. (W0609) INTRODUCTION TO UNIFIED COMMAND FOR ALL HAZARD INCIDENTCurriculum: Incident Management

This course is designed to provide company officers with a better understanding of multiagency needs and a Unified Command structure. Attendees will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to operate in a command position effectively at complex incidents, and acquire a better understanding of the requirements and the need for a Unified Command operation.

(12 CEUs for Florida Fire Code Admin, Firesafety Insp. and Instructor I, II & III)

Audience: Officers / Fire & EMS Personnel

Link to Course Syllabus


 

3. (W0455) Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations
Curriculum: Incident Management

This two-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.

(12 CEUs for Florida Fire Code Admin, Firesafety Insp. and Instructor I, II & III)

Audience: Officers / Fire & EMS personnel with decision-making responsibilities

Link to Course Syllabus



 

 


Lodging and Meals

 

The NFA does not charge students to attend a State Weekend Training Course! In addition, the NFA will provide student lodging at no cost to the student.

The only expenses the student will incur are travel to / from the National Fire Academy, your incidental expenses and a registration fee. The registration fee will cover meals (dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, lbreakfast and lunch on Sunday) and attendees will receive a 2017 Florida NFA State Weekend Golf Shirt and a Recreation Pass (which is required for any purchases at the NFA Pub).

The registration fee is $90.00 and checks should be made payable to:

NW FL VOL Weekend Council

Checks should be sent to The Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, Florida 34482-1486. Attn: Angie Cain



Transportation

 

VERY, VERY IMPORTANT:

DO NOT MAKE ANY TRAVEL RESERVATIONS UNTIL INFORMED TO DO SO BY A

REPRESENTATIVE OF THE

FLORIDA STATE FIRE COLLEGE!


Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to the National Fire Academy.

When looking at flights, you may wish to consider Harrisburg, PA Airport in addition to Baltimore -Washington (BWI)

 

Plan to arrive at the National Fire Academy no earlier than Friday April 28th, 2:00pm ET - orientation will begin at 7pm

Plan to depart from the National Fire Academy no earlier than Sunday April 30th, 5:00pm ET

 

 

NOTE:

In the past, the NFA provided transportation between Batimore Washington international (BWI) Airport and the National Fire Academy for event attendees.

Due to federal budget constraints, this service is no longer provided.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Florida State Fire College Registrar’s office at (352) 369-2800 or e-mail Angie.Cain@MyFloridaCFO.com


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