Fire EMS, Firefighting, Leadership

Vice President Joe Biden to Address the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is honored to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address at the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner.  The event will take place on May 9th at the Washington Hilton starting at 6:30 p.m.  

A former Chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus and President Emeritus of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association, Vice President Biden is one of most highly respected and knowledgeable political leaders in the country on first responder issues.  While serving in the Senate, he was a leading voice for the fire service on a number of issues, including the AFG/SAFER grant programs.  As Vice President, his commitment has remained steadfast, particularly on the issue of building a nationwide interoperable public safety wireless broadband communication network.

“We are truly honored to have the Vice President once again speak at the National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner”, said CFSI board member Louis J. Amabili.  “I have known the Vice President for nearly 40 years.  Both in my home state of Delaware and across the nation, the Vice President has earned the respect of all firefighters for his unwavering support and deep understanding of the fire service’s mission to keep our communities safe.”

For more information about the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner — including registration information — please visit CFSI’s website ( or call 202-371-1277.