“Donovan Heads National Academy, Stresses Need for Outreach Programs”

Issue 3 and Volume 135.

Donovan Heads National Academy, Stresses Need for Outreach Programs features Editor Joseph L. Donovan, who was head of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, became superintendent of the National Fire Academy Jan. 25. He took the oath of office from Fred J. Villella, Federal Emergency Management Agency associate director of training and education, in a ceremony at the academy in Emmitsburg, Md., attended by the entire faculty and student body. In an interview after the ceremony, Donovan expressed his support of the academy’s outreach program, which provides courses in every state, and declared, “The need is there—no two ways about it.” One of his first tasks as superintendent, he said, will be to look at the academy’s resident programs and determine how to divide them into segments for presentation in the field as part of the outreach program. The academy’s goal, he said, is to supplement the training and education being done…

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