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About the Academy

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The Indiana Fire & Public Safety Academy is an education and training subdivision of the Division of Fire and Building Safety. The director and operations director are members of the North American Fire Training Directors organization.

The Academy has two subsections: (1) Public Safety and (2) Fire Training and Certifications. The Fire Training and Certifications staff establishes inspection training requirements for members of volunteer fire companies and certifies individuals who meet those requirements.

They also collaborate with public safety boards and commissions in the state to establish criteria for certification and credentialing of public safety personnel.

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Training Grant Opportunity for Fire Departments and EMS Providers

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is opening the Employer Training Grant, which allows employers in a high-demand business sector to be reimbursed up to $5,000 for each newly trained current or new full-time employee, and up to $1,000 for high school students. Paramedics/EMTs and firefighters are on the list of eligible occupations. Learn more and apply

One Year Extension of Position Qualifications for Incident Management Teams and Task Books

As of June 27, the Academy is responsible for reviewing individual and Incident Management Team qualifications and position-specific task books. Please be patient as Academy and IDHS staff finalize details of this implementation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic extending into 2021, most Incident Management Team and position-specific training was slowed down significantly or cancelled. IDHS is giving Incident Management Teams and personnel more time to complete required training for qualification. All position-specific task books and qualifications are hereby extended one year from your current expiration date. This one-year extension period will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2022, for all Incident Management Team qualifications and position-specific task books.

Reactivate Your Acadis Account

As part of its ongoing system maintenance procedures, IDHS may deactivate user accounts that do not register system activity for an extended period of time. If your account has been deactivated, it is likely you have not had any activity on your account for 12 months or longer. However, account deactivation does not mean your account has been deleted, and the Acadis system will maintain a historical record of certifications and trainings even if an account has been deactivated.

If you believe your account has been deactivated and you would like to request account reactivation, you may complete this form and submit it to IDHS. If you are unsure whether your account has been deactivated, please attempt to reset your Acadis password and retrieve your PSID prior to completing this form.

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Fire Certifications and Training

Get Alarmed Smoke Alarm Program

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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.

Grants

The Academy administers two state-funded grant programs to support public safety efforts, the Fire Training Infrastructure Grant and the Local Training Support Grant. Learn more about these grants