Extension/NFA/Area Schools

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Delivered at no cost to fire personnel in Texas, Fire Extension programs bring the highest quality training directly to departments and agencies across Texas. This diverse training combines classroom knowledge with hands-on training that satisfies both certification and continuing education requirements. Standard-based training such as Pro Board and the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) is available, as well as National Fire Academy (NFA) and State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA) training courses. 

Regional training managers are available to help assess and facilitate training and schools to meet individual department needs and can provide information about rural assistance program for volunteer fire departments and the grant assistance program for career fire departments

The Extension Fire Program goal is to provide exceptional, standard-based training to State of Texas fire and emergency service personnel to protect of life and property in every region throughout Texas.

  • Regionalized Training Managers to better serve you.
  • Delivered at no cost to personnel in Texas. However, Area Schools may charge fees to cover the cost of meals and student manuals.  
  • Host department/agency provides facility, students, and in some cases, reproduction of the student manuals.
  • Training for you, close to you.
  • Courses meet or exceed the requirements of the NFPA, SFFMA, and / or TCFP.
  • NFA field and direct delivery courses are also offered.
  • Visit the FUNDING/GRANTS page for information on different assistance programs.

Request A Course

Use the Exention Course Request System to request a specific course be held at your location. 

NOTE: Looking for Investigator, Inspector, Telecommunicator, or Instructor courses? They are now located under Specialized Fire Training



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Area School Class Announcements

Many dates scheduled throughout Texas
PipelineResponse - Safety Awareness Program
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Nov. 14-16, 2018 South Texas Fire Investigator Seminar, South Padre Island
Nov. 17 , 2018 Alamo FOOLS - Engine Operations: The Chicago Quick Hit, San Antonio
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Nov. 29 , 2018 Alamo Area Fire Chiefs - Energy and First Responders, San Antonio
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Nov. 30-Dec. 2 , 2018 San Angelo Vehicle Rescuer Level II: NFPA 1670, San Angelo
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Jan. 12, 26; Feb. 9, 23; Mar. 9, 2019 Annual SFFMA Mid-West Introductory Firefighter Training Academy
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Jan. 14-15, 2019 NFA Direct Delivery - Shaping the Future, New Braunfels
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Jan. 18-20, 2019 "EJ" Memorial Weekend Hudson Area Fire School, Lufkin
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Jan. 25-26, 2019 Hill County Area Fire School, Hillsboro Register Online​

Other Courses

Contact information

Please contact your regional training manager.


Student Information​

  • Complete TEEX registration form - updated 4.26.16
  • Do not fill in class selections
  • Print and bring to class

Student Portal

For NFA classes only

Must have a Student Identification (SID) number. Please bring your SID to class.

  • Register at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
  • Save this number in a secure location
  • Use SID in place of SSN on FEMA Form 119-25-1 and Form 119-25-2

Extension Course Evaluation

The Extension Program has eliminated paper evaluation forms. Please use this link to complete the after course evaluation.

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