About UFRA

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to train, certify, and support the Utah fire service at the highest level possible.

Vision Statement

The Utah Fire and Rescue Academy at Utah Valley University will become the premier fire training organization in the nation, using consistent quality assessment and improvement strategies.


We work cooperatively to achieve our goals.  We recognize that each member of our team is important and essential to our success.  

Customer Service
We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers through effective communication, innovation, and constant self-evaluation.

We accept our organizational and individual responsibilities.  We are accountable for our actions, decisions, and performance.


We are committed to the safety of Utah firefighters.  We understand providing relevant and quality training and certification services enables fire departments to protect citizens in every Utah community.

We recognize the ability to adapt in a changing market is a critical component of our success.  We will remain aware of these outside developments, innovations, and demographic changes by responding and adapting with speed and organizational flexibility.

Every aspect of our organization operates in a transparent manner.  Our operational, financial, and logistical processes are available for review at any time by our stakeholders and oversight boards. 


General Information

The Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) emerged from a long tradition of providing fire service education in Utah. For over 30 years, Utah Valley University has been a provider of fire-related higher education to the firefighters of Utah.

History of UFRA


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They are many people on the UFRA team. See how UFRA is organized.

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Straight Tip Magazine

Straight Tip Magazine

The UFRA Straight Tip magazine is sent to firefighters and fire departments across the state of Utah. This quarterly magazine features writing from nationally known experts, firefighters from Utah, and UVU staff and faculty. Straight Tip provides training and technical information that is both timely and essential to the increasing professionalism of emergency services in Utah. It reaches over 7,000 subscribers and is distributed in print and electronic format at no charge to subscribers.

Straight Tip Magazine Issues & Subscription