Welcome to the National Emergency Training Center. NETC is operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. NETC is the home of the U.S. Fire Administration, the National Fire Academy, the Emergency Management Institute and the site of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Due to heightened security requirements, all visitors and students pass through a security check station. Let's go through the main security gate and make our way to building C to register. Our courteous staff will check you in and provide you with a campus information package, campus identification badge and dorm room key. They will also provide you with any additional information you may need during your stay here with us. You will find all the amenitites you need in our comfortable dorm rooms, including a single bed, dresser, color T.V., work area, clock radio, a mini refrigerator, bed linens and towels and a private bath. You won't go hungry here! Our spacious buffet style dining hall serves a variety of well balanced meals. Along with hot entrees they also have a grill, salad and sandwich bar. Our wet lab provides you with the opportunity to have hands on experience with various fire suppression systems. In our dry lab, we will give you hands on experience with fire and smoke detection systems. Exercise formats are used to teach personnel to manage all risk all hazard incidents, including the National Incident Management System. In our arson investigation training facility, you will have the opportunity to apply what you learned in class through hands on practical experience in all facets of fire arson investigation. Supporting all of our training and research projects is our learning resource center. It is the worlds premier fire service and emergency management research library with a collection of over one-hundred-thousand books reports, periodicals and audio visual materials. If you want to take some material home with you, visit our publications center with over 300 fire and public safety education pamphlets, kits, CD's, DVD's and video tapes. When class is over, it's time to relax. Visit our student center in Building B. Here you'll find a large screen color T.V. and variety of games including pool and ping-pong tables. This is where you will find the Command Post Pub, where you can relax and enjoy a variety of beverages. If you like to workout, head to Building H where we have an exercise room, swimming pool and an inside track and basketball court. We also have bicycles that you can borrow for a ride through the country side. If you're here during the spring or summer, your class may have social events at our log cabin. The cabin was built in 1935 and is next to scenic Tom's Creek. One of our most important sites is The National Fallen Firefighter Memorial. located across from our dining hall and suurrounded the Walk of Honor. Right across from the memorial is the National Fallen Firefighter's Memorial Chapel. The Fallen Firefighter Memorial offices are also located here. Another area of interest is the Civil Defense Tribute, which is located near the student center. Certainly take time to visit our To Lift a Nation sculpture, based on a photograph taken at the ruins of the World Trade Center. We hop that you have enjoyed the tour Feel free to view our website regarding class dates and application procedures. We hope that you will visit us soon.