I just returned from teaching a two-week class at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.

During the graduation ceremony, the assistant superintendent stated that only two percent of all firefighters in the United States will ever attend a class on the National Fire Academy campus in Emmitsburg. A small additional percentage will participate in courses that are offered at the state level.

This statistic jolted me because I have always felt that all firefighters should attend a class on the NFA campus at least once in their careers. Read More...