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Changing Lives Through Public Safety Education, Training and Certification

About the Fire & Public Safety Academy

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The Indiana Fire & Public Safety Academy is an education and training subdivision of the Division of Fire & Building Safety, under the Indiana State Fire Marshal and established as an institution for public safety education, training and advanced studies for Indiana's fire department personnel and volunteers; emergency medical services personnel; telecommunicators; emergency management personnel and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives personnel in the areas of fire prevention; enforcement of fire safety laws; firefighting; emergency medical services and other areas of public safety.

The Academy was also created to establish inspection training requirements for members of volunteer fire companies and to certify individuals who meet those requirements. The Academy collaborates with public safety boards and commissions in the state to establish criteria for certification and credentialing of public safety personnel.

The Academy is led by an administrator and has two subsections: (1) Fire Training and Certifications and (2) Public Safety.

News/Updates

Recent News

NFA On-Campus Training Suspended

The Oct. 15 – Dec. 15 application period for National Fire Academy on-campus trainings has been suspended by the U.S. Fire Administration due to COVID-19 precautions. Find online NFA trainings.

New Online Training Platform

The Academy is partnering with the Health and Safety Institute to offer more than 200 continuing education and recertification courses for firefighters and EMS personnel. Individuals can buy specific courses, or departments can buy an unlimited membership to have the entire catalog on-demand. Those who sign up by December 1 can take advantage of a reduced rate, so register for an account now at https://infpsa.hsi.com/.

Distributive Education Limits Removed

Distributive Education limits have been removed for the recertification cycle ending March 30, 2021 (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic) and September 30, 2021 (EMR). EMTs, AEMTs and paramedics who are due to recertify on March 30, 2021, will have no limits on Distributive Education. This allows all continuing education to be accomplished online through any state-accepted or CAPCE-accredited program or education site. This means 100 percent of continuing education hours can be completed through online training programs such as 24-7 EMS. Complete information about this change can be found at https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/covid-19#distributive-education-update.

Special Recognitions

The Division of Fire and Building Safety recognizes public safety personnel for their service with special recognitions. Nominate a public safety worker for recognition from the State Fire Marshal or the EMS Section on the IDHS Special Recognition page.

Recent Updates

The Acadis Portal is the hub for online fire and EMS training and certifications.

Use this list to find what courses or certifications are needed before registering for a course.

Fire Certifications

Fire Training

Specialized Public Safety Trainings

Response members using special equipment on concrete structure The Academy offers specialized trainings in the areas of emergency medical services, emergency management, radioactive materials and more. Contact firetraining@dhs.in.gov to suggest the Academy host a special training on a particular public safety topic.

Get Alarmed Smoke Alarm Program

The IDHS Get Alarmed program works closely with service providers and fire departments to distribute smoke alarms to Indiana residents at no cost, thanks to a federal Fire Prevention and Safety Grant. For more information, visit the Get Alarmed page.Get Alarmed logo

Board of Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education

The Board of Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education (BFPSE) establishes the rules and regulations for voluntary training for fire service and, for some specialized training, non-fire service personnel in Indiana including deciding criteria for certification of firefighters at different levels of education within the state. The board responds to variance requests and other issues at its monthly meetings. Visit the Board of Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education for more information, such as recent meeting minutes.