CARLIN — Kirby Kiefer, deputy superintendent for the National Fire Academy, will visit the University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy on Wednesday.

Kiefer will tour the facility and meet with university representatives, Nevada National Guard representatives, members of the Bryan Task Force, and local community leaders to discuss the current and potential future role of the FSA as a national emergency response training asset.

“Having Dr. Kiefer visiting the FSA is very exciting,” Denise Baclawski, executive director of the Fire Science Academy, said in an announcement. “Dr. Kiefer’s visit is a very important step in our efforts to establish a stable, long term funding source for the FSA, similar to funding sources of other national training facilities. The FSA is continuing our efforts to establish important federal relationships that will hopefully lead to the FSA being recognized as a national emergency response training asset, capable of providing flammable-liquid fire fighting training to industrial and municipal firefighters from across the United States.” 

The National Fire Academy is one of two schools in the United States operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Operated and governed by the U.S. Fire Administration as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the NFA is the core of the nation’s efforts in fire service education.

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