National Fire Academy

TEEX ESTI is the recognized State Fire Training agency for the State of Texas.  We conduct over 150 National Fire Academy (NFA) Field and Direct Delivery (NFA two or three day) programs each year to departments across Texas.  Texas fire service personnel are encouraged to take advantage of the various NFA programs offered across Texas, in Region VI, and at the NFA campus in Emmitsburg, MD.

NFA Field & Direct Delivery programs

Course deliveries are coordinated through the ESTI Extension program and are taught in various locations throughout the year.

  • Curriculum and course length may be adjusted to meet client needs for many of the courses.
  • The Extension program delivers over 200,000 hours of training annually.
  • Courses are conducted at no charge to fire departments or individual students with appropriations from the state of Texas. (Fees may be charged to cover course materials and operational expenses).
  • Unless otherwise stated, anyone interested in a particular course may attend. 
  • Extension Course Schedule

NFA Regional Delivery programs – TRADE Region VI

The NFA’s Training Resources & Data Exchange (TRADE) network coordinates and implements 6- & 10- day off campus courses. TRADE members consist of State- & Metro- level training administrators who determine the training needs of fire service personnel in their regions.

This program gives you the opportunity to attend NFA resident courses within your geographical region. Regional Delivery courses mirror one and two week courses normally taught at NFA's resident facility in Emmitsburg, MD.

2017-2019​ Regional Delivery schedule

  • Command and Control of Fire Department Operation Targeted Hazards (N0825)
  • April 10-15, 2017 – Humble/Harris County, TX
  • Conducting Local Risk Reduction by Company Officers (N0186)
    August 14-19, 2017 – Tomball, TX
  • Command and Control of Fire Department Operation Targeted Hazards (N0825)
    August 28-Sept 2, 2017 – Arlington, TX
  • Command and Control of Incident Operations (N0831)
    March 19-24, 2018 – Frisco, TX
  • Water Based Fire Protection Systems Plan Review (N0137)
    July 23-28, 2018 – Farmington, NM
  • Plans Review for Fire & Life Safety (N0393)
    August 6-11, 2018 – Schertz, TX
  • Hazardous Materials Incident Management (N0243)
    August 20-25, 2018 – Arlington, TX - (CANCELED for low enrollment)
  • Safety Program Operations (N0822)
    October, 15-20, 2018 – Lubbock, TX
  • Command and Control of Incident Operations (N0831)
    January 28 - February 2, 2019 – Pharr, TX
  • Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention (N0629)
    January 28 - February 2, 2019 - Santa Fe, NM
  • Hazardous Materials Incident Management (N0243)
    February 4-9, 2019 - Edmond, OK

Additional Off-Campus Delivery information

Tips on completing a successful application

How to Apply

  • You must fill out the application and be accepted by NFA admissions to attend Resident Courses in Emmitsburg, MD.
  • NFA Form 119-25-2 must be submitted to TEEX for approval and submission to NFA. Complete forms (with NFA required documentation and FEMA Student ID number) should be sent to:
    TEEX ESTI
    ATTN: Mike Wisby
    PO Box 40006
    College Station, TX 77842-4006
  •  NFA How to apply for courses

NFA Resident Program – NFA Campus/Emmitsburg, MD

Through its courses and programs, the NFA works to enhance the ability of fire and emergency services and allied professionals to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies.

  • The NFA conducts specialized training courses and advanced management programs of national impact at their Emmitsburg campus.
  • Courses and programs are offered in a concentrated, residential setting that is most conducive to intensive learning.
  • Programs target middle- and top-level fire officers, fire service instructors, technical professionals, and representatives from allied professions.
  • Any person with substantial involvement in fire prevention and control, emergency medical services, or fire-related emergency management activities is eligible to apply for Academy courses.

Additional On-Campus Delivery information

How to Apply

NFA Managing Officer Program (MOP)

This program is designed for individuals who have experience supervising officers, and offers a defined nationally recognized curriculum that emphasizes foundational concepts in leadership, safety, community risk reduction, training, and technology. The program can be completed in as little as two years, and participants receive a NFA capstone certificate.

Participants must apply to the NFA to be accepted. Online, Field, and resident NFA courses must also be completed.

Online courses required:

  • Introduction to Emergency Response to Terrorism / (Q0890)
  • ICS-100 Introduction to ICS for Operational First Responders / (Q0462)
  • ICS-200 Basic NIMS ICS for Operational Fire Responders / (Q0463)
  • ICS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
  • ICS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction

Register for online courses

NFA Field Delivery courses required (delivered in Texas):
(Discontinued April 2018 - replaced by updated courses below. These are still accepted for MOP credit).

  • Leadership I for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Company Success / (NFA037)
  • Leadership II for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Personal Success / (NFA038)
  • Leadership III for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Supervisory Success / (NFA039)
  • Shaping the Future / (NFA047)

(After April 2018 - updated MOP Field Delivery courses).

  • Shaping the Future (NFA047)
  • Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth (F/W/O 0646)
  • Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking (F/W/O 0647)
  • Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success (F/W/O 0648)

NOTE: The six-day course: Leadership in Supervision (R0645), satisfies the requirement for all three two-day leadership courses.

More information on NFA Field Delivery courses

NFA Resident Courses required (Emmitsburg, Md.):

  • Contemporary Training Concepts for Fire and EMS / (R0386)
  • Applications of Community Risk Reduction / (R0385)
  • Transitional Safety Leadership / (R0384)
  • Analytical Tools for Decision-Making / (R0387)

Additional information on MOP

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