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2014 — 9/11 Memorial Commemoration

Photo of the NFA Alumni Association's "We will never forget" wreath at the "To Lift A Nation" monument.

The National Fire Academy Alumni Association donated a wreath to commemorate the lives that were tragically and heartbreakingly lost on September 11, 2001. The wreath was laid at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD with a brief service conducted by the students, and then processed to the “To Lift a Nation” Memorial accompanied by fire service personnel and a piper.

The ceremony commenced at 0846 with the United States flag being lowered to half-staff, then followed with remarks from the U.S. Fire Administrator, Chief Ernie Mitchell, along with comments and a benediction from students attending the National Fire Academy.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Chapel bells rang 343 times in honor of the members of the FDNY who never returned home that day. We, as the fire service family vowed that we would never forget...well done brothers and sisters!

Minutes of the 2014 Board and General Membership Meetings in Indianapolis, IN

Members of the National Fire Academy Alumni Association (NFAAA) and the NFAAA Board of Directors recently gathered in Indianapolis, IN to hold their annual meetings. Click here to review the official minutes from these meetings.

Photo of Tracy Boyd, Site Manager for GTI/ZAI, being presented the NFAAA BOard of Director's Award of Excellence by Ron Kanterman.

NFA/NFP Contract Support Group Presented Award

NFAAA Administrator, Ron Kanterman presented the Board of Director's Award of Excellence to the NFA/NFP Contract Support Group on February 12, 2014. These are one of the "behind the scenes" groups that makes our stay at the NFA what it is. They support the classrooms, printing, supplies and a host of other things. Ceremonies were held in the office of Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator Glenn Gaines. Pictured with Ron is Tracy Boyd, Site Manager for GTI Federal. Also in attendance were Supt. Denis Onieal, Deputy Supts. Kiefer and Neale, NFP’s, P&I Branch, Section Chief, Sandy Facinoli and other USFA staff members along with bosses from GTI and ZAI, a partnering contractor. Nice work everyone and thanks from the NFAAA!

A message from Dr. Denis Onieal, Superintendent, NFA

NFA Alumni -

We recently asked Dr. Onieal, "so, what's new?" Well, without hesitation and with true resolve, he started tapping on the keyboard. Lots going on around the campus. For the entire up-date click here.

We're also starting a service for our alumnus called "Ask the Super." Simply send your question to Dr. Oneial at He will forward your question and his answer to us for posting. If you don't want it posted, tell him in your email. Other than that, be safe and bring 'em home every time!

Ron Kanterman, Chief