This Annual Weekend Program, offered exclusively for the emergen cy services personnel of Pennsylvania, is a joint venture of the National Fire Academy (NFA) Field Programs Division, the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy (PSFA), and the Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Service Institute (PFESI) as a co – sponsor. This 2 day pr ogram consists of ( 9 ) nine NFA courses.
The NFA hosts the program in Emmitsburg, Maryland and provides the instruction and course materials. The PA State Fire Academy selects the courses, recruits and registers the participants according to established s tudent selection criteria. This weekend offers the opportunity to strengthen a State’s fire service community through education, personal networking, and a shared collegial experience.
On Campus lodging and meals are provided by the NFA. Participants ar e responsible for the purchase of a meal ticket when applying. On Saturday, participates have the option to engage in a Memorial Service dedicated specifically for the Pennsylvania Emergency Responders who have died in the line of duty.
The application process will be open January 29 through May 1 1, 2018 .
To register for the weekend:
A . Applicants MUST be 18 years of age and have at least 3 years’ experience in emergency services.
B . All applica nts MUST complete both the FEMA application and PA State Weekend application.
Note 1: All applicants must have a “SID n umber ” ( FEMA Student Identification Number) prior to completing t he FEMA application. The SID number will be used in place of the Social Security number. Applicants that do not already have a FE MA Student Identification (SID) number may obtain their FEMA SID # by following steps 1 – 4 :
Step 1: To register, go to
Step 2: Click on the “Need a FEMA SID” box on the right side of the screen.
Step 3: Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account.
Step 4: You will receive an emai l with your SID number.
Note 2 : Please make sure you have both signatures on the FEMA application. ( Section III # 18 applicant
signature and # 19 for the approval by the head of sp onsoring organization signature. )
Note 3 : If you have any special needs (i.e. allergies to food, disabilities) make sure you note
this on the FEMA application, question #1 3 .
C . Prerequisite(s) M UST be attached to the PA State Weekend application. Prerequisite(s) are listed below with the course description.
D . Check/Money Order MUST be enclosed.
The mandatory m eal ticket for the weekend is $60 .00 which includes breakfast and lunch for both Saturday and Sunday, a Saturday evening cookout , and the mandatory REC Association fee .
Golf Shirt(s) (with the NFA logo and PA Weekend embroidered on the shirt) may be purchased (optional) for $25 .00 each. Advance payment for the meal ticket and golf shirt(s) MUST be enclosed with the application packet. All monies MUST be in the form of a check or money order (No Cash) made out to “PFESI – PA Weekend”.