National Fire Academy Announces First Semester 2004 Enrollment Period

EMMITSBURG, MD- The United States Fire Administration's (USFA) announces today, the National Fire Academy (NFA) is now accepting applications for its first semester 2004 residential program, which begins October 1, 2003. The enrollment and application period for the first semester officially opens Thursday, May 1 and will close June 30, 2003.

Applications received that are post-marked before or after the open enrollment period, cannot be accepted.

General eligibility requirements include substantial involvement in fire prevention and control, emergency medical services, fire-related emergency management activities or other allied professions. Applicants must also meet specific selection criteria for each course.

To find out more about the National Fire Academy, the selection criteria and to obtain a General Admission's Application to apply for first semester residential training courses and programs, please go to

USFA is a part of FEMA. Both USFA and FEMA are a part of the Department of Homeland Security.