Firehouse Partners with the Rural Firefighting Academy

MELVILLE, NY --  FIREHOUSE, the nation’s leading fire service brand in print, online and with its live events, announced today a new strategic partnership with the Rural Firefighting Academy (RFA). This new alliance and learning initiative allows the RFA to leverage the marketing reach and content of FIREHOUSE to broaden its delivery of top-quality online training and education programs to fire departments through its new website,

“We’re very excited by FIREHOUSE’s commitment to support us, helping us to realize the full potential of our online training program,” said Dominic Colletti, chief training officer at RFA. “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.”

“First responders require ongoing training and we’re excited to help bring new and affordable educational opportunities to rural firefighting departments, where they need it most,” said Greg Toritto, group publisher at FIREHOUSE.

The website and Rural Firefighting Operations online course are available for immediate use. The 17 module online course and chalkboard presentation include the newly revised workbook, The Rural Firefighting Handbook, and offer the flexibility volunteer firefighters need to learn at their own pace and receive a certificate from RFA upon successful completion of course module tests.

This partnership will include collaborative efforts in the development of online education with new courses and training by award-winning instructors with experience in many facets of safety and rescue.

“It’s part of a larger training mission we plan to offer over the next year and beyond,” said Toritto.

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 high quality training and education programs for the fire service. LFTI fire instructors have since developed and delivered state-of-the-art training and education curriculum around the globe. Dominic Colletti, chief training officer at RFA and former assistant fire chief, is a national authority on fire operations with more than two decades of experience leading courses and seminars in the fire service.


FIREHOUSE is the nation’s leading fire and emergency services franchise, reaching over 600,000 unique visitors and subscribers monthly and thousands of firefighters annually at its live events. Its properties – FIREHOUSE Magazine, FIREHOUSE App, FIREHOUSE.COM, FIREHOUSE EXPO, and FIREHOUSE WORLD  - have all received international acclaim with numerous awards for editorial and educational excellence.