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The mission of the Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services Division of Fire Academy is to provide the highest level of Fire, Rescue, Hazardous Materials and Terrorism Training and Certification programs to emergency service responders and private industry emergency response teams in Allegheny County and the region. This training will be provided through an ongoing program of curriculum development and delivery, which meets Pennsylvania State Fire Academy and the National Fire Academy standards and accreditation criteria. Courses and field exercises designed to replicate real emergencies necessary to insure a competent, efficient and effective emergency response organization.


Our vision is to remain the premier Fire/Rescue/HAZMAT training facility within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Through leadership, integrity and discipline, those trained at our facility will become leaders in the field of emergency services.

About the Fire Academy

The Allegheny County Fire Academy (ACFA) delivers a wide variety of services to the fire fighting community and industries; both at our North Park facility and in an outreach format.
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We provide:
  • Industrial training to meet OSHA standards
  • Haz-Mat training to meet NPA 472 standards and OSHA, EPA federal regulations
  • On-site fire department Station Training Nights
  • Outreach State Fire Academy training programs
  • Certification testing
  • Public education