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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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NextLevel Firefighter Training

Gov. Eric Holcomb released his 2023 NextLevel Agenda and has proposed a $24.2 million investment in regional firefighter training infrastructure to provide a consistent and standardized firefighting training model across the state. The governor is directing IDHS to enhance existing training sites and create new ones to help cover the training gaps that exist in some areas. The proposal also includes investing $10 million over the next five years to purchase needed equipment and gear for volunteer fire departments. Learn more about NextLevel Firefighter Training

Grant: AFG Application Period Open

FEMA is accepting applications for the FY2022 Assistance to Firefighters Grants. The deadline is 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 10. Find the funding notice at Grants.gov and related resources and webinars at the FEMA website.

Fire Training Curriculum Update

On Jan. 2, 2023, the Academy published the updated revision to the Aircraft Rescue Firefighter, Rope Rescue Operations and Rope Rescue Technician certification courses. For more details on the changes, read the curriculum update announcement.

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