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National Fire Academy's

Florida State Weekend

April 11, 12 & 13, 2014

February 13, 2014!                     

Enrollment is OPEN now through February 20, 2014 !


About the NFA Florida State Weekend

The 2014 National Fire Academy Florida State Weekend Training is now set for       April 12 & 13, 2014. Our travel day to the NFA is Friday, April 11, 2014.

This year, we will be sharing this weekend at NFA with firefighters from the State of Maine and there are a total of six courses available . This State Weekend offers a great networking and training opportunity for Florida’s firefighters and fire officers; both career and volunteer.

The NFA does not charge students to attend a Florida State Weekend Training Course! In addition, the NFA will provide student lodging as well as transportation from / to Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI) at no cost to the student.

The only expenses the student will incur are travel to / from the National Fire Academy (or BWI Airport) and the student's meal expense (as well as any incidental expenses).

Your training experience at the historical National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland will surely be a unique experience. Take a few minutes to view / download 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 taken classes at NFA previously.

Enrollment Instructions:

If you are interested in attending the NFA Florida State Weekend, send an e-mail with your name, organization, phone number and top three courses that you would like to attend (see choices below) to NFA.Training@MyFloridaCFO.com



Effective October 1, 2007 all National Fire Academy on-campus students must complete ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training before arriving at the National Emergency Training Center.







Course Options

(choose your top three (For Example:    #1=W729,   #2=W0349,    #3=W0610)

we will do our best to assign you your 1st choice!      


#1 - Courtroom Preparation and Testimony for First Responders (W0209)

Curriculum: Arson

EU’s: None

This course will provide the necessary tools for all emergency responders who may be called upon for depositions and/or courtroom testimony relevant to facts witnessed on arrival at a scene as a first responder. This 2-day course will emphasize the importance of reporting factual events. It also will address the need to improve report-writing skills after witnessing an event, and oral presentation skills if asked to describe the event in a court of law. The intent of this course is to prepare all emergency responders, with emphases on volunteer firefighters, to present information to the legal system.

#2 - Decision Making for Initial Company Operations (W0457)

Curriculum: Incident Management

CEU’s: 12 CEUs towards Florida Fire Instructor re-Certification

Decision Making for Initial Company Operations is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. As a Company Officer (CO) with the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander (IC), the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the ICS organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position they are assigned, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work.

#3 - Fire Service Safety Culture: Who Protects Firefighters from Firefighters? (W0349)

Curriculum: Management Science

CEU’s: None

This is a 2-day course that will help fire service personnel identify their present fire service safety culture, explain how culture drives safety behavior, identify risk management strategies, and develop a fire service safety culture intervention plan to reduce injury and death to firefighters in their organization. The course content includes National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program reports, organizational change and leadership models, and risk control systems. The learning methods include case studies, problem solving, and strategic and tactical planning that are used in individual, small group, and class activities.

#4 - Incident Safety Officer (Revised) (W0729)

Curriculum: Responder Health and Safety

CEU’s: None

This 2-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.

#5 - Leadership III for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Supervisory Success (W0805)

Curriculum: Management Science

CEUs: 16 CEUs towards Florida Fire Instructor / Firesafety Inspector re-Certification

This 2-day course provides the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course covers when and how to delegate to subordinates, assess personal leadership styles through situational leadership, discipline subordinates, and apply coaching/ motivating techniques.

#6 - Wildland Urban Interface Firefighting for Structural Company Officers (W0610)

Curriculum: Incident Management

CEU’s: None

This 2-day course identifies operational activities and safety concerns for structural company officers assigned to a Wildland/Wildland Urban Interface incident. Topics covered include Introduction to Wildland/Wildland Urban Interface firefighting, interface environment, wildland fire behavior, command and control issues of wildland/urban interface firefighting, and tactics.

Lodging and Meals

Students taking advantage of the complimentary NFA Lodging are required to purchase a meal ticket. The meal ticket cost will be determined by the 1st week of March and covers: Friday's dinner; Saturday's breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Sundays breakfast.








Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to the National Fire Academy by airfare or other means.

If you are flying and need transportation to and from the National Fire Academy, you must fly into (BWI) Baltimore Washington International. There is no charge for NFA to pick you up, however there are specific arrival and departure times you must adhere to.


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