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The NFAAA Seeking Financial Support

The NFAAA has lost it's only financial supporter, Delmar Publishing. In order for the organization to perpetuate we need some funding. We've been dues free for 18 years. Our operating expenses are minimal (email blast system, stationary and postage, FDIC annual meeting expenses) but nevertheless we can't do it without funds. Please visit and consider donating anything you can to help support the NFAAA. We won't beg or keep soliciting. If we run out of funds, we will simply fold.

Ronnie K and the Board.

Wreath supplied by the NFAAA for the 14th Anniversary of 9/11/01

Photo of the NFAAA wreath at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Photo by D. Onieal.

Notice for USFA and EMI Websites and State Training Organizations

The Real ID Act is a Federal Law passed in 2005 to improve the reliability and accuracy of state-issued identification documents.  The purpose of the Federal Law is to inhibit terrorists’ ability to evade detection by using fraudulent identification.  For further information about the Law, please see:

Effective October 10, 2015 students, instructors, and visitors entering the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) must produce an identification that meets REAL ID Act standards for unescorted access on campus.

A standard driver’s license from 46 States, the District of Columbia and 4 U.S. territories currently meet the REAL ID Act standard.

A standard driver’s license issued by the following States/Territories does not comply with the Real ID law, and cannot be used to enter a Federal Facility such as the NETC. 

  • American Samoa
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota*
  • New Hampshire
  • New York*
*Special Note:  Enhanced driver’s licenses are available from the States of Minnesota and New York.  Enhanced driver’s licenses from these two States will be accepted as a valid form of identification by students, instructors, and visitors entering the NETC campus.

Effective October 10, 2015 students accepted into NETC training from the States/Territories referenced above who desire entrance to the NETC campus must present a valid un-expired United States Passport or Passport Card or federal employee, military or veteran identification card or a State enhanced driver’s license to gain access to campus. 

Students from the 5 jurisdictions referenced above who do not possess a valid un-expired US Passport or Passport Card, or federal employee, military, or veteran identification card or an State enhanced driver’s license must submit documentation to the NETC Security Office for a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) check, which the individual must pass, before the individual will be allowed unescorted access to the NETC campus.  The following information is required by the NETC Security Office to verify criminal history with a NCIC check:  person’s full name, date and place of birth, and Social Security Number in a password-protected document at least three weeks in advance of the expected arrival on the NETC campus to attend a National Fire Academy or Emergency Management Institute class.  (Note: a valid NCIC check is good for 180 days)

Students arriving at the NETC campus without a compliant ID or a successful NCIC criminal history check will be sent home at their own expense without receiving a stipend reimbursement.

Students, instructors and visitors from all other U.S. States or Territories will be permitted access to the NETC campus via a State or Territory issued standard driver’s license.  These driver’s licenses presently meet Real ID Act standards.

NETC students, already accepted into training for courses beginning after October 10, 2015, from the 5 jurisdictions referenced above (which include American Samoa,  Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and New York) will be notified via email of the Real ID Act requirements.

NETC instructors already cleared through NETC FBI fingerprint processes or E-QIP are already granted unescorted campus access.
Questions related to NETC campus access identification or the types of permissible identification should be directed to Jane Sentz at or 301-447-7207 between the hours of 9:00-4:00 EST.

A message from Dr. Kirby Kiefer,
Acting Superintendent, NFA

NFA Alumni -

We recently asked Dr. Denis Onieal, "so, what's new?" Well, without hesitation and with true resolve, he started tapping on the keyboard. Lots going on around the campus. For the entire up-date click here.

We're also starting a service for our alumnus called "Ask the Super." Simply send your question to Dr. Kiefer at He will forward your question and his answer to us for posting. If you don't want it posted, tell him in your email. Other than that, be safe and bring 'em home every time!

Ron Kanterman, Chief