The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is accepting nominations for the Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. Sponsored jointly by CFSI and Motorola Solutions, Inc, the award recognizes individual leadership in advancing fire and life safety initiatives. The award presentation will take place on May 9th at the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, DC.
The award is named after the late-Mason Lankford, a former fire service leader from the state of Texas who worked closely with former Congressman Curt Weldon in establishing the Congressional Fire Services Caucus in 1987. Candidates should exemplify one or more of the following goals:
- Leadership in promoting and supporting fire/emergency service and life safety issues.
- Advancing the readiness of the Fire/EMS services at any level of government (local, county, state, or federal).
- Strengthening fire safety through the development of fire prevention programs.
- Act as a catalyst to improve the fire service.
The nomination submission must include letters of support from at least two elected public officials who are familiar with the candidate’s leadership in consensus building on issues related to fire and life safety. The candidate must have a fire or EMS background, or have served a significant role in the fire and life safety community. In addition, the actions or achievements for which the candidate is being considered must have a positive impact in advancing the readiness of the fire and EMS services at any level of government (local, county, state, or federal).
The theme of the dinner program is “Renewing Our Commitment.” Over 2,000 state and national fire and emergency services leaders are expected to attend the event, making it the largest gathering of fire service leaders in the country. Featured speakers include the Co-Chairpersons of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus and Administration officials.
For additional information about the dinner and the Lankford Award, visit the CFSI website at www.cfsi.org. The nomination deadline is March 15, 2013.
For additional information about the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars Program, visit the CFSI website at www.cfsi.org. This event benefits the mission of the Congressional Fire Services Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy organization designed to educate members of Congress about fire and life safety issues.