The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (NFA) supports the academic stature of the NFA.
Its primary purpose is to:
- Review NFA programs to ensure they fulfill the basic mission of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).
- Ensure that NFA facilities are adequate for their assigned purposes.
- Ensure appropriate funding levels for NFA programs.
- Provide advice and recommendations to the USFA.
Members of the Board of Visitors are professionals selected from the fields of fire safety, fire prevention, education and training, fire control, research and development in fire protection, treatment and rehabilitation of fire victims, local government services management and from other professional organizations to ensure a balanced representation of fire and emergency services interests. Authority for the Board of Visitors comes from Public Law 93-498, the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974.
The Board of Visitors has 2 subcommittees: Professional Development Initiative and National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).
Dec. 13 agenda
Convene BOV Meeting / Welcome
Chief John Butler, Chairperson, Board of Visitors
Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, Fire Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration
Chief Tonya L. Hoover, Deputy Fire Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration Mr. Eriks Gabliks, Superintendent, National Fire Academy
National Fire and Emergency Medical Services Division
Chief Richard Patrick, Director, National Fire and Emergency Medical Services Division
National Fire Data and Research Center
Chief Richard Patrick, Acting Director, National Fire Data and Research Center
Public Comments / Deliberations / Voting on Recommendations
Deferred Maintenance and Capital Improvements on the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Campus
Mr. James Hodge, Director, Management Operations and Support Services Public Comments / Deliberations / Voting on Recommendations
National Fire Academy Update on developments, deliveries, staffing and admissions
Mr. Eriks Gabliks, Superintendent, National Fire Academy Public Comments / Deliberations / Voting on Recommendations
Board of Visitors Subcommittee Activity Reports
Professional Development Initiative Update
National Fire Incident Report System
Final Comments / Adjournment