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Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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:

  • 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 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 reports and meeting minutes

Looking for minutes from a previous meeting or annual reports prior to 2018? Please contact us and we’ll email you a copy. Other information, including charter, bylaws, and membership balance plan is available at facadatabase.gov.

BOV members

John S. Butler (Chair)
Fire Chief
Fairfax County Department of Fire and Rescue
12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22033

Dr. Patricia McIntosh (Vice Chair)
Emergency Management Coordinator
College of the Mainland
1200 N. Amburn Road
Texas City, TX 77591

Kristin Crowley
Deputy Chief
Los Angeles Fire Department
200 N. Main St., Suite 1770
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Steven Dubay
Deputy Chief
Colorado Springs Fire Department
375 Printers Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Michael Macey
Division Director
40A Calle Josephina
Santa Fe, NM 87506

Chief Kevin D. Quinn
First Vice Chair
National Volunteer Fire Council
7852 Walker Drive, Suite 375
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Dr. Mark A. Rivero
Site Coordinator
Southern Illinois University
1044 Beaver Crest Court
Henderson, NV 89015

Thomas E. Romaine, Jr.
Minnesota DNR-Forestry
644 Pfaender Drive
New Ulm, MN 56073