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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses

The State Fire Marshal works with the U.S. Fire Administration, the National Fire Academy (NFA) and South Dakota fire departments to deliver NFA courses locally.

If you or members of your department are interested in taking a National Fire Academy (NFA) class, sign up early!  NFA courses require students pre-register 40 days prior to class date so they can order course materials and arrange instructor travel.  A minimum of 15 students must pre-register for the course; otherwise, it wil be canceled by the NFA. 

NFA STUDENTS:  Be sure you have registered for your personal FEMA SID number prior to the class.  The 10-digit number starts with zeroes (i.e. 0000458736) and correlates directly to you.  If you need to apply for a number or find your existing number, visit the FEMA website, which will guide you through the process.  You must have this number to complete the applicatin to obtain your NFA class certificate.

A link to a class description is included below each class offering.  For questions, contact the State Fire Marshal or call (605) 773-3562.   

NFA F0458 Preparation for Initial Company Operations
March 1-2, 2019
Fire Station #1
121 2nd Avenue SE, Aberdeen, SD
Contact:  JR Huebner by email or call 605) 626-7051

Link to class description

 

6-Day Class
NFA N0314 Command and Control of Fire Department Operations at Target Hazards
March 4-9, 2019
Black Hills State University Center
4300 Cheyenne Boulevard, Rapid City, SD
Contact:  Adam Kuenkel by email or call (605) 388-2024

Applications need to be turned in and approved before you can receive credit from the NFA for this class
Link to application

Link to class description

 

NFA F0457 Decision Making for Initial Company Officers
March 7-8, 2019
Western Dakota Technical Institute
800 Mickelson Drive, Rapid City, SD
Contact:  Adam Kuenkel by email or call (605) 388-2024

Link to class description

 

NFA F0729 Incident Safety Officer
March 9-10, 2019
Western Dakota Technical Institute
800 Mickelson Drive, Rapid City, SD
Contact:  Adam Kuenkel by email or call (605) 388-2024

Link to class description

 

NFA F0458 Preparation for Initial Company Operations
March 19-20, 2019
Watertown Fire Rescue
129 1st Avenue NW, Watertown, SD
Contact:  Scott Jongbloed by email or call (605) 237-9998

Link to class description

 

NFA F0455 Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operation
March 23-24, 2019

Howard Hotel and Convention Center
214 East Washington, Howard, SD
Contact:  Nathan Ruml by email or call (605) 351-5729
Link to class description

NFA F0610 Wildland Urban Interface for the Structural Company Officer
April 6-7, 2019
Pierre Fire Station #1
215 West Dakota Avenue, Pierre, SD
Contact:  Ian Paul by email or call (605) 773-7401
Link to class description

NFA F0290 Training Operations in Small Departments
April  13-14, 2019
Stickney Volunteer Fire Department
201 Main Street, Stickney, SD
Contact:  Cherie Sauvage by email or call (605) 680-4706

Link to class description

 

NFA F0349 Fire Service Culture:  Who Protects Firefighters from Firefighters? 

April 27-28, 2019
VL Cuisenberry Training Center
3401 North Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD
Contact:  Todd Lowe by email or call (605) 373-6960

Link to class description

 

NFA F0760 The New Fire Chief:  Challenging Issues
June 7-8, 2019
Mitchell Technical Institute
1800 East Spruce Street, Mitchell, SD
Contact:  Doug Hinkle by email or call (605) 773-3562
Link to class description

 

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