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What to See at FDIC 2013: NFAAA Annual Meeting

The National Fire Academy Alumni Association (NFAAA) is having its annual meeting at FDIC again this year. The NFAAA’s Chief Ron Kanterman says, “It’s a great opportunity to get together and discuss the issues surrounding the campus and the curriculum along with the campus bosses.” Invited to speak are NFA Superintendent Dr. Denis Onieal, Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator Glenn Gaines, and others.

Kanterman explains why the meeting is held at FDIC: “It’s the crossroads of the fire world, the ‘Times Square on New Year’s Eve’ of the fire service.”

He says he looks forward to rekindling old friendships, learning and networking opportunities, and seeing new products at FDIC 2013. This will be his 23rd year attending.

Does he have any advice for first-time attendees? “Talk to the vets. Take advice on what’s good vs. what’s great and getting the best bang for your buck,” he says.

EVENT:

NFAAA Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7:00 pm, Marriott Hotel, Santa Fe and Lincoln Ballrooms

The National Fire Academy Alumni Association* will hold its annual membership meeting. There is a lot to discuss regarding the NFA and USFA, the changes on campus, changes in the curriculum, and more. The meeting will feature a guest speaker from the NFA/USFA, the financial secretary’s report, and the administrator’s report. Mingle with the NFAAA’s sponsors, including Pennwell/Fire Engineering. Bring a fellow alumnus! Refreshments will be served.

* The NFAAA has more than 28,000 members and is comprised of fire and emergency services personnel from all over the country and beyond. Its mission is to support the National Fire Academy and the U.S. Fire Administration in their efforts to protect people from the ravages of fire and other hazards.