Virtual Training

Issue 5 and Volume 3.

The U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy is pleased to announce the launch of a new Web-based online training system. NFAOnline provides an easy one-stop Web site where fire and emergency services personnel, first responders, emergency management personnel and the general public will find free training and education programs that they can complete at their own pace.

“Now is the time for us to embrace the future and improve our education through distance learning,” says NFA Superintendent Denis Onieal. “NFAOnline provides another option to help further the professionalism of the nation’s fire and emergency services, and strengthen their ability to combat all-hazard emergencies.”

NFAOnline provides a user-friendly, state-of-the-art training system with technical support and the ability for the student to immediately print a certificate and transcript. The primary effort of NFAOnline is to make available training and materials for the fire service, particularly those unable to attend resident courses in Emmitsburg, Md.

There are currently several courses available in the new NFAOnline, including Community Safety Educators, Fire Service Supervision, ICS 100 and ICS 200, Emergency Response to Terrorism and Emergency Medical Services. Additional courses are in development and will be added as they become available.

To enroll in NFAOnline, visit www.NFAOnline. dhs.gov and browse the course catalog through the New Students option.