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IDHS > About IDHS > Certification > Fire Certification Fire Certification

1-800-666-7784
Fax: (317) 233-0497

Indiana Government Center South
302 W. Washington St., Room E239
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739

The Certification Section Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except for state recognized holidays.

***IMPORTANT Fire Engineering Update***

Packet Information - Fire

For course information or additional information, contact the Training Specialist assigned.

 Course

 Contact

 Email

 Fire Officer I, II, III, & IV
 Inspector I & II
 Instructor I & II/III
 Leadership Courses 
 Fire Officer Strategy/Tactics

 John Buckman

Fire Training Director 

 jbuckman@dhs.in.gov  

 Investigator
 D/O Pumper, Aerial, Mobile Water Supply
 Safety Officer
 National Fire Academy
 Machinery Operations/Technician
 District Fire Training System

 Brandon Wood

Fire Training Section Chief

 BrWood@dhs.in.gov 

 Firefighter I/II
 Mandatory Firefighter
 Modular Firefighter Program
 Mobile Live Fire Trainer 
 Mobile Training Props (V/M, Propane)
 Hazardous Materials (Awareness, Ops, Technician)
 Hazardous Materials Trainer

 Bill Huffer

Fire Training Manager

 whuffer@dhs.in.gov  

 Camp Atterbury Search & Rescue Center Information
 Search & Rescue Courses
 K-9 Credentialing

 Lillian Hardy

Search and Rescue Manager

lhardy@dhs.in.gov 

 Ice Water Rescue Courses
 Wilderness Search Courses
 Rope Rescue Information
 Technical Rescue Information

 Chip Sunier

Technical Rescue Training Manager

 csunier@dhs.in.gov

Fire Training

Lead Instructor Templates

Lead Instructor Templates can now be found in the packet information for each course. 

National Fire Academy

Short Form Application

  • Use this application if your course code begins with the following letters: F, H, W or Y. FEMA Form 119-25-2 is also used for Q133, H134, and any conferences held on the NFA Campus.

General Admissions Application

  • Use this application if your course code begins with the following letters: C, N, O, P, R or T.

FEMA Student Identification Number

  • Required for ALL National Fire Academy course applications.  Social Security Numbers will not be accepted.
  • Visit https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/ to apply for your SID number.