The National Fire Academy (NFA) Board of Visitors (BOV) plays an important role in supporting the academic stature of the NFA. The primary purpose of the BOV is to:
Members of the BOV are selected from professionals in 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 BOV comes from Public Law 93-498, the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974.
BOV members joined NFA leadership in Emmitsburg, Maryland on Aug. 28-29 to discuss and review recent activities at the Academy. From left to right: Assistant Chief Kwame Cooper, Chief Kevin Quinn, Andrew Pantelis, NFA Superintendent Tonya Hoover, Commissioner Adam Thiel, Dr. Manuel Fonseca, Randal Novak, and NFA Deputy Superintendent Kirby Kiefer.
The NFA Board of Visitors is assessing the Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we’ll post minutes from the following subcommittees as they become available.