F/F Thaddeus Kavanagh spent July 20th & 21st participating in the 32nd Annual Pennsylvania State Weekend at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This Annual Weekend Program, offered exclusively for the Emergency Services Personnel of Pennsylvania, is a joint venture of the National Fire Academy (NFA) Field Programs Division, the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy (PASFA), and the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Service Institute (PAFESI) as a co-sponsor. This two day program offers seven different NFA courses. The NFA hosts the program in Emmitsburg, Maryland and provides the instruction and course materials. The Pennsylvania State Fire Academy selects the courses, recruits and registers the participants according to established student selection criteria. This weekend offers the opportunity to strengthen a state’s fire service community through education, personal networking, and a shared collegial experience.