Information Bulletin Number 0801151

NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY Announces New Online Course

January 24, 2008

Contact: USFA Press Office: 301-447-1853

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY announces new online course

Emmitsburg, MD - The U.S. Fire Administration's (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) is pleased to announce the release of its newest online course,  Command & Control Decision Making at Multiple Alarm Incidents Self Study (Q297).  In early 2007, efforts began to redesign several of the NFA's resident courses using a blended learning format, whereby a portion of the newly revised course is available online.  One of the first courses available under this new format is the Command & Control Decision Making at Multi-Alarm Incidents (R297) course.  This new self study course is the pre-course assignment for the residential R297 course; however, anyone interested can enroll in the course.

"We are pleased to make this course available not only to the fire and emergency services, but to the general public as well," said U.S. Fire Administrator Greg Cade.  "This particular course serves to broaden the student's knowledge and understanding of the use and significance of the Incident Command System."

This course and additional online courses are available through the NFA's online training site, NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov.  Students who successfully complete the courses have instant access to their NFA certificate of completion and transcript.  Additional information on the USFA and the NFA is available at www.usfa.dhs.gov