National Fire Academy

The Maine Fire Service Institute is the State Fire Training Agency responsible for providing National Fire Academy training programs to Maine’s Emergency First Responders under both Federal and State of Maine Law. Title 20-A, §9003: State agents for federal programs (

Each year, Maine is allowed to choose four (4) programs that are typically delivered in March and September. These programs are different because they are instructed by out-of-state National Fire Academy Instructors that come to Maine to deliver programs.  Many of these programs are financially supported by the National Fire Academy Fire Training Grant.  MFSI also applies each year for a six-day NFA in-state delivery in FEMA Region #1.

The following are a list of courses that may be requested and delivered in your area.

  • Incident Safety Officers
  • Health & Safety Program Manager
  • Preparations for Initial Company Operations
    • Preparation for Initial Company Operations
    • Decision Making for Initial Company Operations
    • Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations
  • Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction
  • Leadership in supervision series:
    • Professional Growth
    • Perspectives in Thinking
    • Frameworks to Success

We encourage any State of Maine fire service member to attend the National Fire Academy. As a Maine fire service professional, you are allowed one free on-campus program per year. The only cost is the meal ticket.  In addition, the National Fire Academy offers many online programs for your convenience free-of-charge.  For more information, please visit the National Fire Academy website at National Fire Academy (