About Virginia Fire Marshal Academy
Fire Marshals serve as the law and code enforcement arm of the fire service. After receiving extensive training, fire inspectors and investigators are responsible for fire prevention, inspections and investigations. The Virginia Fire Marshal Academy recruits instructors to teach these extensive programs and organizes training classes that are held throughout the Commonwealth.
*Please Note as of June 1, 2017* – Code of Virginia §15.2-1705 defines the minimum qualifications for law enforcement officers within the Commonwealth. There are specific categories and types of offenses that disqualify an individual from holding such a position. This information is reproduced on the updated application. Rather than submitting a criminal history / background check to VFMA, we are placing responsibility on the employing / sponsoring agency to conduct a criminal history / background check and certify that the applicant satisfies the stated criteria. There is a signature block on the application for the Chief of Department or Chief Executive of the jurisdiction to certify this information.
VFMA School Schedule 2017
|Fire Inspector (NFPA 1031) Course||July 10 – 28, 2017||Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue – Fire Training Bureau (1300 Thomas Street, Hampton, VA 23669)||CLOSED|
|Fire Investigator (NFPA 1033) Course||August 7 – September 1, 2017||Central VA Regional Emergency Services Training Center (613 Training Center Road Lynchburg, VA 24502)||CLOSED|
|Environmental Crimes||August 21-25, 2017||Charlottesville Fire Department Headquarters (2420 Fontaine Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903)||August 4, 2017|
|Basic Law Enforcement School||September 12 – November 17, 2017||Fort Pickett (Blackstone, VA)||August 9, 2017 by 4:00 PM|
Please send all general correspondence, including course applications, course requests and transcript audit requests to FMA@vdfp.virginia.gov.
Inquiries regarding re-certification hours or course requests shall be submitted in accordance with the VFMA Request Procedures.