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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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IFCA: Best Practices Updates, Recognition of Women in Fire Service

The International Fire Chiefs Association released updates on best practices for emergency responder behavioral wellness and preventing firefighter cancer, as well as a publication highlighting the service of female firefighters.

Assistance to Firefighters Grant: Application Period Open

The FY2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant application period opened Nov. 8, 2021. The deadline has been extended until Jan. 21, 2022. Visit the FEMA website to learn more and apply. Direct all questions to the FEMA AFG Program Help Desk at firegrants@fema.dhs.gov.

New Initiative to Collect PFAS Foam From Fire Agencies

IDHS and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) are launching a free program to collect and dispose of Per- and Polyfluoroalky1 (PFAS) foam from Indiana fire agencies. Read about the new initiative and contact firemarshal@dhs.in.gov with questions.

Find or post job vacancies for local emergency management or other first responder agencies.

Find a forgotten Public Safety ID number or verify if one has been assigned yet.

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

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.


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

Shipping Container Requests

Agencies may sign up for the opportunity to receive decommissioned shipping containers when available.

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