The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy will be hosting several National Fire Academy (NFA) courses at the Department of Fire Services Stow campus in the fall of 2016. The great offerings include: Decision Making for the Initial Company Officer, Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction, Residential Sprinkler Plan Review, and Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction. For course descriptions and registration information, go to the NFA in Massachusetts webpage

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.