The Board of Visitors (BOV) for the National Fire Academy (NFA) 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.
Front row, left to right: NFA Superintendent Tonya Hoover, John Butler, Andrew Pantelis, Eriks Gablicks, Dr. Patricia McIntosh and Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator Denis Onieal. Back row: Chief Kevin Quinn, Steven Westermann (past Vice Chair), Thomas Romaine, Jr., George Stapleton, and NFA Deputy Superintendent Kirby Kiefer.