Report of the National Academy for Fire Prevention and Control Site Selection Board [open pdf - 4MB]
"The Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 […] established the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (NFPCA) within the Department of Commerce and directed the Secretary of Commerce to establish, at the earliest practicable date, a National Academy for Fire Prevention and Control (Academy). In passing the Act, Congress emphasized that a headquarters training facility for the Nation's firefighters was essential if the fire loss reduction effort was to succeed. It was the intent of Congress that the Academy be a small but excellent campus with a first-class staff and facilities to serve as the focal point for the professional training of firefighters and others concerned with fire prevention and control. The Act further provides that the Academy shall be located on such site as the Secretary selects after consideration of the recommendations of a three-member Site Selection Board. In January 1976, the Secretary appointed the Board members. On March 22, 1976, the Board undertook its duties in accordance with the provisions of Section 7(g) of the Act, the Charter of the National Academy for Fire Prevention and Control Site Selection Board, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Instructions by the Administrator, NFPCA, as published in the Federal Register of February 13 and March 17, 1976. The Board, in making its recommendations, was required to give consideration to the training and facility needs of the Academy, the environmental effects, the possibility of using a surplus government facility and such other factors as it deemed important and relevant."
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