2013 Connecticut Fire Officer's Weekend
The application period for the March 2013 Fire Officer Weekend is now closed.
Applications for the 2013 Connecticut Fire Officer's Weekend must be submitted to the Connecticut Fire Academy on or before February 9, 2013.
Update to the flyer for the Connecticut Fire Officers Weekend:
The National Fire Academy has notified us that they will not be able to deliver the originally scheduled class, Fiscal Management and Decision Making CFA course # 13304. That class has been replaced by Community Risk Issues and Prevention Interventions CFA course # 13306. The replacement class has 12 Fire Marshal credits.
Students who have already applied for Fiscal Management and Decision Making will be contacted to determine if they want to register for Community Risk Issues and Prevention Interventions or another course during the weekend.
Applications are now available for the 2013 Connecticut Fire Officer's Weekend at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland March 15, 16 and 17, 2013. This weekend is a chance for Connecticut
fire service personnel to experience the superior level of fire related education available at the National Fire Academy
. Applicants have a choice of one of six classes, two of which have fire marshal credits available. Applicants are requested to prioritize their class choices from 1-6, on the application, final class assignments are determined by officer rank and years in rank. Please review and download the attached flyer and application
for information pertaining to available classes, your arrival at the NFA, as well as NFA policies. The cost of the weekend is $125.00 which includes lodging and meals. Students are responsible to provide their own transportation to and from the National Fire Academy
. The Weekend application must be completely filled out, signed by your department chief, and returned to the Connecticut Fire Academy
registrar by Friday February 9, 2013. The National Fire Academy is no longer accepting applications with a Social Security number, you will be required to register for a Student Identification number online which will be used on the NFA application. You will also be asked for your CFA student identification on the back of the application to keep your Connecticut Fire Academy transcript complete.
Applications for NFA courses that do not include a SID will not be processed.
To obtain a SID
1. Register at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
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. This number will be used for all national Fire Academy classes, now and in the future.
The Connecticut Fire Officer's Weekend agenda includes a Friday evening orientation in J building and a social gathering in the Student Center. Saturday is a full day of classes with a barbecue in the evening. Classes run through mid-afternoon on Sunday prior to dismissal. The Connecticut Fire Officer's Weekend is not only a tremendous learning opportunity but also a great way to network with other fire personnel and instructors.