National Fire Academy Board of Visitors

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

Mr. Adam Thiel (Chair)
Fire Commissioner
City of Philadelphia
240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Mr. Randal Novak (Vice Chair)
1424 Nebraska Ave.
Ames, IA 50011
Chief Kevin Quinn
National Volunteer Fire Council
7852 Walker Drive, Suite 375
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Ms. Christina Kiefer
917 Dana Circle
Livermore, CA 94550
Chief Steven Westermann
Central Jackson County Fire Protection District
805 NE Jefferson
Blue Springs, MO 64014
Mr. Andrew Pantelis
District Vice President
International Association of Fire Fighters
16701 Melford Blvd., Suite 124
Bowie, MD 20715
Assistant Chief Kwame Cooper
Los Angeles Fire Department
3010 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 453
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Dr. Manuel Fonseca
605 Hicks Road
Nashville, TN 37210

BOV reports and meeting minutes

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