"The purpose of the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration's state and local assistance programs is to advance the development of fire prevention and control activities. This purpose is consistent with one of the stated purposes of the Act : 'to supplement existing programs of research, training, and education, and to encourage new and improved programs and activities by State and local governments.' […] The Academy Planning Assistance Program has four major objectives: A. To encourage the development of a coordinated system for improving education and training for fire service personnel and others involved in fire safety throughout the state. B. To help those responsible for providing fire education and training to identify current and projected needs that can be met more effectively and efficiently through the coordination of existing resources, and at the same time, to identify those education and training needs not likely to be met with current and anticipated resources from within the state. C. To assist the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration in anticipating future fire education and training needs by identifying education and training programs which the Academy can develop and provide throughout the nation. D. To enable the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration, through its planning assistance guidelines, to encourage those responsible for improving fire education and training throughout the state to address education and training needs considered to be of national priority and importance--such areas as public fire education, administration and management of fire prevention and control, building inspection, code enforcement and fire and arson investigation."
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