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February 8, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE:
· FESHE Conference Announcement
Every year, USFA hosts the annual Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Conference on its campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Representatives from fire-related degrees programs, State and local fire service training agencies, and national fire service organizations attend the three-day conference. For the first time since its founding in 1999 and to reflect changes in program scope since then, this event will now be known as the annual “FESHE National Professional Development Conference.” Attendance at the conference is available to only those in the target audiences (see below).
12th Annual Conference
We are pleased to announce that the 12th annual Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Conference will be held June 3-5, 2010 at the U.S. Fire Administration's (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Please see the attached preliminary agenda for the upcoming conference.
NOTE: The conference days are now Thursday – Saturday instead of Friday – Monday, as in past years.
Costs and Enrollment Information
Lodging and Meals
As always, travel and meals ($97.86 meal ticket covers dinner June 2 through breakfast June 6) are borne by the attendees; however, USFA will provide lodging at no charge and scheduled bus transportation to and from a regional airport.
Do not book your travel plans until confirmation of your acceptance is received from our Admissions Office.
Lodging on campus is limited. One other representative from your institution or agency may attend the conference provided he/she submits a separate application; however, depending on room availability, additional representatives from your organization may need to stay off campus at their own expense.
Priority No. 1
Those active in fire and emergency services professional development, including official representatives of regionally accredited academic fire programs, State and local fire service and EMS training, national and State fire associations, and those responsible for developing fire and emergency service personnel. Candidates within this audience will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Priority No. 2
Those with interest in the field of fire and emergency services professional development. Candidates within this audience will be reviewed for acceptance after the application closing date.
Application Information for the FESHE Conference
FESHE applicants should download and complete the General Admissions Application Short Form (75-5a).
Application information needs to be completed through block 18b.
When completing the application to attend the FESHE Conference, please enter the following information into Blocks 12a-c:
Block 12a: R178 FESHE Conference
Block 12b: NETC Emmitsburg, MD
Block 12c: June 3-5, 2010
Application Deadline, Submission Information
The deadline for receiving FESHE applications is April 8, 2010.
Applications must be mailed to:
NETC Admissions Office
16825 South Seton Ave., Bldg I
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Applications can also be faxed to the Admissions Office at (301) 447-1441. If you have any questions about the FESHE conference, please contact Lori Welch at (301) 447-1013 or Lori.Welch@dhs.gov. Please contact the Admissions Office at (301) 447-1035 with enrollment questions.
Do not mail or fax your application to the NFA. It must be sent to the Admissions Office or it will be discarded.
Application Information for the FESHE Conference and the Emergency Management Higher Education Conference
Please note: (Individuals participating in both R-178 FESHE (June 3-5, 2010) and EMI Hi ED (June 7-10, 2010) conferences must submit a separate application for each conference. EMI Hi ED applications can be obtained by contacting Barbara Johnson at Barbara.L.Johnson@dhs.gov.)
· 2010 FESHE Preliminary Agenda
· FESHE FAQ’s
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