This year’s Mississippi National Fire Academy Weekend Program will be July 22 – 23, 2017 at the Mississippi State Fire Academy (MSFA). This is another opportunity for you to receive training and certification from the National Fire Academy.
About The Program
This annual program allows fire fighters from all over Mississippi to complete a National Fire Academy course at the MSFA.
New Prerequisites for Students
Effective October 1, 2007 all National Fire Academy students must complete ICS 100-level and ICS 200-level training before arriving. Both of these programs can be taken online.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What courses will be available for students?
- (F0290) – Training Operations in Small Departments
- (F0457) – Decision Making for Initial Company Operations
- (F0760) – New Fire Chief 1:Challenging Issues
When can I register for a course above?
Enrollment is now open. You may register by filling out the MSFA application (See Attachment), NFA Weekend Course Request form (See Attachment), NFA application (See Attachment), and submitting them along with dorm fee to the MSFA, ATTENTION: Senior Instructor David Pitts. All registration forms must be returned to the MSFA by June 1, 2017. If you have any questions you may contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (All necessary forms are included in this packet. All forms must be complete or will be returned for completion).
Registration is available for all courses on a first-come-first-served basis. However, for some courses, students may receive enrollment priority based on rank and job responsibilities. Please see note below!!!
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!!!
Please choose in order by number 1st through 3rd which courses you would prefer.
If the said course does not have 15 students enrolled, the MSFA/NFA reserves the right to enroll you in the next course of choice. Maximum number of students in one course is limited to 30.
NOTE: An email address on all forms is MANDATORY as this is how the MSFA shall be communicating with you. Also, this is the only way the NFA will send certificates.
How much does it cost?
These NFA training program courses are provided by the federal government at no cost to you!
- There is no course fee and all manuals are included. Dorm rooms and meals are NOT included. See below:
a. Meals – are the responsibility of the student. Cafeteria is closed weekends.
b. Dorm Rooms – are the responsibility of the student or department if authorized and are $17.00 a night. You must request this on the NEW MSFA/NFA admissions form attached. Dorm rooms are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Dorm rooms must be prepaid prior to arrival. You may check in Friday starting at 5:00p.m.
c. Dorm Room Payment – Check, money order or PO. # MUST be received along with application packet on or before June 1st in order to secure dorm room(s).
Important Note: Male/female may only stay together if married.
Important Note: There will be a form you must sign acknowledging the dorm rules
before obtaining your dorm key. This is mandatory.
How do I dress for class each day?
Remember, you are representing your department at all times. Dress for class is casual but MUST be appropriate.
What is the schedule for the event?
Please download the NFA Official Flyer for complete schedule and detailed step by step instructions to participate in the program for 2017.
- Complete the NEW MSFA/NFA student application.
a. Complete all sections applicable.
b. 3-A must be marked “YES” or “NO”. Leave section 3 –B blank (cafeteria closed on weekends).
c. Be sure section 4 is signed by approving official.
d. Be sure you sign the bottom of this application.
- Next complete the National Fire Academy student application (last page).
a. Leave section (12a) blank.
b. Be sure sections 18 & 19 are signed.
c. Be sure to give an email address
- Next complete the Course Request Form. (See attachment)
a. Select 3 choices of courses to attend (1st, 2nd, 3rd choice).
- Send COMPLETED NFA application, MSFA application, and NFA Weekend Course Request Form no later than June 1, 2017, along with dorm fee if applicable.
Mississippi State Fire Academy
Attn: Senior Instructor David Pitts
#1 Fire Academy U.S.A.
Jackson, MS 39208
You will receive confirmation of your registration. (Incomplete paperwork will be returned for completion). NOTE: An email address on all forms is MANDATORY.
After you receive your confirmation from the MSFA and staying in dorm be sure you:
- Arrive on July 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m. or after, not before 5:00 p.m.
After 12:00 a.m. gates will be closed, but not locked.