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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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Public Safety Appreciation Day Event on May 24

IDHS is hosting a free Public Safety Day event from 2 to 7 p.m. on May 24 at its MADE@Plainfield location. Other public safety and MADE partners will be on hand with activities such as live fire demonstrations, vehicle extrication and hose roll. Learn more and add the event to your calendar

Grant Application Periods Open

The Academy is accepting applications for both the Infrastructure grant and Local Training Support grant until 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 20. Review the notices of funding opportunity on the Academy Grants page.

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 Polyfluoroalkyl (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.

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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