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ERIC Number: ED065750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
A Bill: S.3476. To Provide for the Creation of the National Fire Academy, and for Other Purposes.
Mathias, Charles McC., Jr.
A bill to provide for the creation of the National Fire Academy, and for other purposes is presented. The Act to be cited as the "National Fire Education and Training Act of 1972" will provide for and encourage training, education, and research and development in order to: (1) provide a working knowledge and an understanding of the current problems and difficulties, both administrative and operative, with respect to the fire services; (2) create an active interest among eligible individuals in the career of firefighting, and in related areas; (3) provide a program of continuing education for individuals seeking to further their skills and abilities in the areas of firefighting and the administration of fire protection organizations; and (4) explore with fire departments, and related agencies ways in which the National Bureau of Standards and its facilities, in general, and the National Fire Academy, in particular, can stimulate discussion, conferences, seminars, specialized courses, and research to best serve the needs of this country to provide effective fire prevention, fire protection, and fire suppression. Further discussion of the "academy" outlines the establishment, administration, nonprofit and nonpolitical nature, functions, and financing of the National Fire Academy. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate.
Note: Introduced in the Senate of the U. S., April 11, 1972