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  • Aug. 5, 2024

National Fire Academy Board of Visitors Meeting

  • National Emergency Training Center
  • Emmitsburg, Maryland

Building J, Room 107 or via Zoom

Authority for the Board of Visitors comes from Public Law 93-498, the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974.

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    The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (NFA) supports the academic stature of the NFA.

    Learn more about the Board of Visitors’ members and review annual reports and minutes from past meetings.

    Aug. 5 agenda

    8:00 a.m.

    Convene BOV Meeting / Welcome

    Chief John S. Butler, Chairperson, Board of Visitors

    Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, Fire Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration

    Mr. Eriks Gabliks, Superintendent, National Fire Academy

    USFA Strategic Plan Update

    Selection of Board Officers for FY2025

    Chairperson/Vice Chairperson

    8:30 a.m.

    Deferred Maintenance and Capital Improvements on the NETC Campus FY 2024 Budget/Budget Planning

    Mr. James Hodge, Director, Management Operations and Support Services

    Public Comments/Deliberations/Voting on Recommendations

    9:00 a.m.

    National Fire and Emergency Medical Services Division

    Chief Richard Patrick, Director, National Fire and Emergency Medical Services Division

    National Fire Data and Research Center

    Dr. Denise Smith, Director, National Fire Data and Research Center

    Public Comments/Deliberations/Voting on Recommendations

    9:30 a.m.

    Ethics Training

    Mr. David Brummett, FEMA Office of Chief Counsel

    10:30 a.m.

    National Fire Academy Activities

    Mr. Eriks Gabliks, Superintendent

    Mr. Lester Rich, Deputy Superintendent

    Training, Administration, Planning and Analysis Branch Prevention Branch

    Response and Special Operations Branch

    Leadership and Partnership Branch

    Comments/Deliberations/Voting on Recommendations

    12:00 p.m.

    Lunch / Group Photo / Individual Portraits

    1:30 p.m.

    Board of Visitors Subcommittee Activity Report

    • National Fire Incident Reporting System
    • Professional Development Initiative

    Public Comments/Deliberations/Voting on Recommendations

    2:00 p.m.

    Classroom Visits / Campus Tour

    4:00 p.m.

    Final Comments / Adjournment