The Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) is an intensive 6-day educational opportunity designed specifically for volunteer and combination department emergency services personnel.
Each student receives a stipend to cover the cost of round-trip coach airfare or actual mileage not to exceed airfare from point of departure; whichever is less. Lodging, student materials, books, and ground transportation from/to airports in Washington, D.C., are provided by the National Fire Academy. Students staying on campus must purchase a meal ticket. The cost is $20 per day at our cafeteria (cost subject to change). You also may want to bring extra money for a class shirt, class picture, or other incidentals.
The Volunteer Incentive Program begins on Sunday morning with a student orientation at 8:00 a.m. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. following orientation and continue through the following Friday at 4:00 p.m. Accepted students must travel to the NFA on the day before class begins (Saturday). Transportation arrangements should not be made until you receive an acceptance packet from the National Emergency Training Center Office of Admissions.