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ZAI to Support National Fire Academy
ZAI was recently awarded a subcontract to GTI Federal of Frederick, MD to provide programmatic, editorial, course development, delivery, and logistical and program Support to the National Fire Academy (NFA). The NFA is an organizational unit of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The NFA is located on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC), in Emmitsburg, MD.
The NFA works to enhance the ability of fire and emergency services and allied professionals to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies. Each year, approximately 9,000 students participate in on-campus courses in Emmitsburg (6,000 attend residential courses, course pilots, in-service training, and other special course offerings, while another 3,000 participate in the two-day on-campus program). Approximately 7,000 - 10,000 additional students participate annually in the NFA-sponsored and/or State-sponsored "off-campus” and grant-related training courses conducted by the NFA. Support is also provided for another 85,000 students through independent study programs and interactive courses delivered through NFA’s Learning Management System, NFA Online.
In an effort to assist fire and emergency services departments in meeting their responsibilities and protecting personnel, the USFA Publications Center (USFAPC) provides information free resources in many formats, including books, pamphlets, CDs, DVDs, videotapes, and kits. There are currently 240 items available for order by the public from the USFAPC. In FY09, the USFAPC processed 14,117 orders for 1.3 million publications. ZAI will provide assistance in the preparation and delivery of training materials, including logistical, word processing, editorial support, and conference/meeting support. Logistical, word processing, and conference support services are also provided in support of other programs in USFA, including printing, maintaining, and disseminating information resources through the USFA Publications Center.
Additional information pertaining to the USFA, NFA, and the NETC campus can be found on the USFA’s website.