Leadership

Academy Is Seeking 3rd Head as Perry Ends 3-Week Reign

Issue 8 and Volume 132.

Academy Is Seeking 3rd Head as Perry Ends 3-Week Reign features The National Fire Academy has undoubtedly established a record for having had a chief executive for the shortest time of any educational institution in the country. Hardly had the announcement been made that Raymond L. Perry of the International Association of Fire Fighters had been appointed academy superintendent before the National Fire Administration public relations people were on the phone saying that Perry had resigned. After working for the NFA as a consultant for about three months, Perry’s appointment as superintendent became effective June 3. On June 22, he wrote a letter of resignation which was effective at the close of business that day. Perry, who retired as a battalion chief in the Birmingham, Ala., Fire Department in 1967, has returned to the position he scarcely left—administrative assistant to IAFF President W. Howard McClennan. The resignation was precipitated by…

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