The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy will be hosting several National Fire Academy (NFA) courses at the Department of Fire Services Stow campus. Below you will find links to each course description and special registration procedures.
If you have any questions, please contact registration at  978-567-3200.

July 22 -24, 2016
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Massachusetts Firefighters are welcome to attend the joint NFA weekend with Rhode Island and South Carolina. RI Firefighters get $50 off due to the RI Chief’s Association, but MA firefighters are required to pay the full $100.  All applications are to be sent to Tina Ahlborg at the RI Fire Academy.

May 10 & 11, 2016
New Fire Chief III: Contemporary Issues

May 17 & 18, 2016
Leadership I for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Company Success

June 15 &1 6, 2016
Leadership II for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Personal Success

September 14 & 15, 2016
Decision Making for Initial Company Operations

November 1 & 2, 2016
Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction

November 17 & 18, 2016
Residential Sprinkler Plan Review

December 6 & 7, 2016
Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction

To register for these courses: 
The required application is the FEMA General Admissions Application Short Form (FEMA Form 119-25-2) which can be found at: Description: links to PDF file. The application CANNOT be submitted online.

Please mail or fax your completed application (front page only) to: Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, One State Road, Stow, MA 01775 or (978)567-3229 (needs to include the head of the organization signature) no later than the deadlines indicated for the particular class if noted.

It is required that you register for a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). This is the number required for section 6 of the application form (no longer using Social Security Numbers) and is obtained through the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). To obtain a SID:
1. Register at
2. Select "Need a FEMA SID?" on the right side of the screen.
3. Follow the instructions to create your account.
4. You will receive an email with your SID. Save this number in a secure location.

Also, note that any correspondence and certificates are sent via email, please include a valid email.