The Rural Firefighting Academy

The Rural Firefighting Academy Announces New Website And Online Course

ROYERSFORD, Pennsylvania (April 10, 2013) – The Rural Firefighting Academy (RFA)
announced the release of a new website,, and the launch of a new
online course on Rural Firefighting Operations.

“The Rural Firefighting Operations Online Course provides a unique solution to small
community fire department training problems of tight budgets, travel obstacles and member
availability,” said Dominic Colletti, chief training officer at RFA. “This new online program
provides rural-specific firefighting information intended to help small-community firefighters
and fire officers successfully meet day-to-day operational challenges inherently found in
running their fire organization.”

The online program, accessed from RFA’s new website,, offers the
flexibility volunteer firefighters need to learn at their own pace at an affordable price. It is
particularly useful to indoctrinate fire officers, firefighters and pump operators into problem
solving issues commonly found with the delivery of rural firefighting services.

The student can work at a pace that best fits him or her, and can take up to six months to
complete the program. Each student successfully completing the course receives a certificate
of completion from RFA.

The workbook used for the 17 module online course is the newly-revised, second-edition of
The Rural Firefighting Handbook. Each chapter in The Rural Firefighting Handbook
corresponds with an online learning module. Students take the course by reading a chapter in
the handbook, reviewing the corresponding online module chalkboard presentation, and then
taking the online module test. Each module test is “open book,” with a time limit, and is
comprised of a combination of multiple choice and “true or false” questions.

The website and Rural Firefighting Operations Online Course are
available for immediate use by rural firefighters. Academy staff is available through email or
by phone to assist students with questions on the course and subject materials.

About The Rural Firefighting Academy
The Rural Firefighting Academy is a division of The Live Fire Training Institute, Inc
(LFTI). LFTI was established in 2005 with the goal of providing top quality training and
education programs for the fire service. LFTI fire instructors have since developed and
delivered state-of-the-art fire training and education curriculum around the globe.