U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy. P.L. 93-498: “…The purpose of the Academy shall be to advance the professional development of fire service personnel and of other persons engaged in fire prevention and control activities…”. Overview of the NFA National System for Training.
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P.L. 93-498: “…The purpose of the Academy shall be to advance the professional development of fire service personnel and of other persons engaged in fire prevention and control activities…”
Overview of the NFA National System for Training
The NFA prepares current and future first responders to foster a solid foundation for local fire and emergency services’ prevention, preparedness and response to fires and all-hazards.
We deliver the kinds of training unavailable at the State or local level because of course content, emergent needs or audience size.
We work with and through State and local fire training systems and colleges and universities to bring the fire service to professional status.
National Fire Academy
(10 and 6 day on-campus)
(on- and off-campus)
(on- and off-campus)
47,000 Completions in 2011
Executive Development (EFO)
Emergency Medical Services
Planning and Information (data analysis)
Fire Prevention (3) – Technical, Management, Public Education
Command and Control
Develops and delivers the kinds of courses unavailable anywhere else
On-campus, off-campus and on-line
Classes from 10 days to 10 minutes
College credit recommendation for all classroom based courses
Continuing education units for all on line courses
American Council on Education
State and Local Training Systems
Amount of resources devoted to a program activity
Example: Dollars appropriated and FTE’s assigned to a job training program
Tabulation, calculation or recording of activity or effort, expressed in a quantitative or qualitative manner.
Example: Number of people trained by program
Assessment of the results of a program activity compared to its intended purpose.
Example: Number of people trained by a program that landed and kept jobs
Areas where agencies are comfortable
Area where taxpayers are concerned
The Congressional Institute uses the following graph to define the differences between outputs and outcomes (Congressional Institute, 2004). Conveniently, they use training as the example:
Comparison of Inputs, Outputs and Outcomes of Government Programs
*N=7,053 supervisors from FY 1998 – May 2012.
*N=7,053 supervisors from FY 1998 - May 2012.
*N=7,053 supervisors from FY 1998 - May 2012