Breaking News: House Unanimously Approves Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

The House unanimously approved H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act. The bipartisan legislation creates a specialized national registry to provide researchers and epidemiologists with the tools and resources needed to improve research collection activities related to the monitoring of cancer incidence among firefighters.

The House had previously passed the bill by voice vote on September 12, 2017. However, on May 10th, the Senate amended the bill before approving it by unanimous consent.

H.R. 931 was introduced by Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9). Similar legislation, S. 382, was introduced in the Senate by Senator Robert Menendez (NJ) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK).
The bill will now be sent to the White House for President Trump’s signature.

Tennessee – Virginia Training Weekend


NFA Application click here –> Application 


National Fire Academy requiring Student Identification Numbers for All Courses 

Virginia Registration Instructions

Registration will be accepted by the VDFP Division 7 Office. Payment by check must accompany your application; credit card payment can be made via Bookstore, after registration is submitted. (VA Only) Please include copies of class prerequisite (IS 100, 200, 700).  Make checks payable to the Treasurer of Virginia or if paying with credit card contact the VDFP Bookstore @ (804) 249-1976, after sending in your application. Deadline for registrations is August 15th, 2018.

For more information please contact the Virginia Department of Fire Programs Division 7 Office at 703-259-3232.

Mail applications and payment to:

VDFP Division 7 Office

Suite 4E-100

4975 Alliance Dr

Fairfax, VA 22030

Special Note: • No refunds afterSeptember 1st, 2018. • To issue refunds to individuals we must have your complete SS # on file. • To issue refunds to localities we must have a W-9 on file.

Date: September 28-30th, 2018

Location: U.S. National Fire Academy

16825 South Seton Avenue

Emmitsburg, MD 21727-8998


Registration Fee: $77.00 (includes all meals and fees)


Courses Offered

Who Protects Firefighters from Firefighters? (W0349)

Command and Control of Wildland Urban Interface Fire Operations for the Structural Chief Officer (W0612)

New Fire Chief: Contemporary Issues (W0762)

Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Within Communities (W0520)

Introduction to Unified Command for All-Hazard Incidents (W0609)

Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction (W0635)

When taking courses at the National Fire Academy including our Tennessee/Virginia State Weekend you will be required to furnish the required identification before being allowed to enter the facility.This enforcement requires students from Virginia to furnish another form of ID other than a state issued drivers license/ID Card for access to the facility. Other forms of identification include a valid Federal PIV (Personal Identity Verification) card, military ID (active, retired, reserve, dependent, civilian employee), U.S. passport, U.S. passport card, or Transportation Worker’s Identification Card (TWIC). Individual criminal background (NCIC) checks can be performed, but will require submission of personally identifiable information from the state that would be responsible for collecting and transmitting that information. Possessing a U.S. passport would eliminate the need for repeat NCIC checks upon each visit to campus. State Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDLs) designated as acceptable border-crossing documents by DHS under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative are acceptable for official federal purposes such as accessing a Federal facility or boarding a commercial aircraft. Individual agency policies may still apply.