WV Weekend at the National Fire Academy


West Virginia Weekend
at the
National Fire Academy
October 14-15, 2017
Below is the upcoming schedule for the National Fire Academy Weekend. Many changes have happened since last year. Please look at the schedule and select your class as soon as possible. Maximum class size will be 30 students. Note: That this year you will have to have a SID (Student Identification Number). You can get this number by following the directions in this notice. You must have had ICS 100-200 to attend classes at the academy. There are no exceptions to this rule and you must send the documentation of your ICS classes.
Class 1. W0610 Wildland Interface for Structural Company Officers
Class 2. W0602 Shaping the Future.
Class 3. W0549 Emergency Response to Terrorism: Strategic and Tactical Consideration for Supervisors.
Class 4. W0376 Incident Command Systems and Resource Management for the Fire Service.
Class 5. W0349 Fire Service Culture: Who protects Firefighters from Firefighters?
Class 6. W0322 Incident Command System for Structural Collapse Incidents.
How to Register for a Student Identification Number:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the process of eliminating the use of the Social Security Numbers (SSN) when applying for FEMA training.
National Fire Academy students interested in applying for FY 2017 on-campus (10-/6-/2-day) and off-campus (10- and 6-day) courses will need to register for a Student Identification Number (SID) that will be used in place of the SSN. This number can be obtained through the FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness Training Administration System (CTAS). Applications for FY 2017, NFA courses that do not include a SID will not be processed and returned to you (via mail) for further documentation.

To obtain a FEMA Student ID (SID):
1. Register with FEMA at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/
2. Click on the "Register for a FEMA SID" button in the middle side of the screen.
3. Follow the instructions to create your account. You will be e-mailed your Student ID once your registration is complete.

Use the SID in place of the SSN on the General Admissions Application Form (FEMA Form 119-25-1) and General Admissions Application Short Form (FEMA Form 119-25-2).

Additional Information:
• Registrations for classes are handled on a first come- first served basis
• Please place 2nd and 3rd choice of courses in box 12a.
• Anyone already registered in CTAS will not need to register again.
• The SID will serve as your FEMA Training Identification Number (FTIN) in the new registration system.
• Line 19 is to be filled out by State Fire Academy Sponsor – WVU FSE
• Students should plan to arrive at the NFA on the evening of Oct 13th, 2017 – lodging for that night is included with your registration.
• Refunds will only be issued in the event the NFA WV Weekend is cancelled – No other person can be substituted for person(s) unable to attend.

The fee for the weekend is $100.00. This can be paid by check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to West Virginia University Fire Service Extension. If paying by check, please put “NFA Weekend” in the memo.

The $100.00 fee covers: Two (2) nights lodging at the National Fire Academy; Breakfast & Lunch on the 14th & 15th; the traditional steak dinner cookout on Saturday evening; the Hospitality Get together at the Student Recreation Center on Friday night( food and beer); all course materials; and a special gift for all registrants.

The form and payment should be received by Sept 1, 2017. We have to send these completed registrations to the NFA by the Sept 2, 2017, deadline to hold our position at the academy. Our address is: WVU FSE State Fire Academy, 2600 Old Mill Road, Weston WV 26452 attn. State Weekend.
Next you will need a General Admission Form (FEMA FORM 119-25-2). This form needs to be filled out and returned by September 1st, 2017 for processing. No admissions will be taken after Sept 1, 2017. We now have to submit our roster 40 days in advance.

General Admission Form can be found here: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/ff_119_25_2_75_5a.pdf
Return completed forms along with payment to:
WVU Fire Service Extension
NFA WV Weekend
2600 Old Mill Road
Weston, West Virginia 26452