The National Fire Academy is located in Emmitsburg, MD and was created by the US Government as a fire training and education institution in 1973. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) operates the National Fire Academy (NFA). The campus in Emmitsburg also hosts the National Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial. The purpose of the academy is to provide useful training to small rural volunteer departments and full-time urban departments alike. Training for new firefighters all the way up to Chiefs is available across the United States as a result of the NFA. The New Hampshire Fire Academy runs multiple NFA programs every year here within the State of NH. Please review the courses listed below.