National Fire Academy
Michigan, Kentucky & Georgia
“State Weekend”
Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 27-28, 2019


Application Deadline is June 14, 2019


Students MUST register early!!  There are only 150 spots available between the 3 states.

First Come, First Serve

Class 1:


Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

This two-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.

Class 2:


Decision Making for Initial Company Operations

This two-day course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. With the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that COs be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome.

Class 3:


Preparation for Initial Company Operations

This two-day course is designed to develop a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of Company Officers (COs) in preparing their company for incident operations and to clarify the transition from firefighter to CO and the new roles relating to leadership and safety.

Class 4:


Leadership in Supervision:  Creating Environments for Professional Growth

This two-day course presents the supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including concepts of adaptive leadership; change management; active followership; effective communication, including difficult conversations and advocacy-inquiry based dialogue; ethics; authority; power; decision-making; and active engagement through development of a personal plan.

Class 5:


Training Operations in Small Departments

This two-day course is designed to provide students with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in a small fire/EMS organization. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or state training function.

Course content includes:

  • Leadership issues in fire service training, such as why and how the local training officer must be a catalyst for change and personal motivators within the department.
  • Identifying the legal issues affecting the training function, including an understanding of a standard of care and the impact of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Fire Protection Association standards.
  • Safety considerations in training.
  • Marketing training internally.
  • Identifying ways to justify training needs.
  • Resolving training conflicts using appropriate conflict resolution techniques.
  • Selecting and evaluating training curricula and materials from outside sources.
  • Effective delivery and evaluation of training.

Class 6:


Emergency Response to Terrorism:  Strategic & Tactical Considerations for Supervisors

This updated two-day course is designed for the responder(s) who may be responsible for initial and expanded command of incidents involving terrorism. The course is intended to build upon the students’ existing skills as Incident Commanders (ICs) and practitioners of the Incident Command System (ICS), with knowledge of National Incident Management System, the National Response Framework, and terrorism.

Class 7:


Shaping the Future

This is two-day course is designed to assist first- and second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving.

Topics include:

  • Use of creative approaches to identifying trends within their organizations.
  • Applying problem-solving methodologies.
  • The importance and application of continuous improvement within organizations.
  • How to quantify problems and solutions.
  • Factors in organizational and individual resistance to change.
  • Strategies for implementing change.


Please complete the Michigan National Fire Academy Weekend Application and the NFA Short Form Application.

To recall or obtain your FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) click here.


Please send completed forms by fax, mail or email to:

Michigan State Firemen’s Association

PO Box 405

Swartz Creek, MI 48473

Fax:  (810) 635-2858