The National Park Service Career Academy for Visitor and Resource Protection (VRP) is part of a larger NPS Learning and Development effort. Visitor and Resource Protection has 9 essential competencies that at minimum at an awareness level, apply to all VRP employees: Law Enforcement, Resource Protection, Visitor and Employee Health & Safety, Leadership, Visitor Services & Public Use Management, Program Management, Emergency Management, Structural Fire, and Wildland Fire & Aviation. The VRP career track provides a career pathway for all employees to acquire and refine their skills to successfully meet their job requirements in their park unit, position competencies and personal development goals while accomplishing the NPS Mission.