The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is accepting nominations for the CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award and the the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award.
The presentation of both awards will take place at the 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on May 5, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
Sponsored jointly by CFSI and Motorola Solutions, the Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award recognizes individual leadership in advancing fire and life safety initiatives. 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. The criteria stress the importance of forming positive working relationships with government leaders at all levels to advocate issues and initiatives that improve the safety of the fire and emergency services and the public they serve. CLICK HERE to send in your nominations.
The Sarbanes Award recognizes organizations for outstanding leadership in advancing firefighter health and safety, and is sponsored in conjunction with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). The goals of the Senator Sarbanes Award are described by the following five points:
- Helping to advance the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives originally developed by the American fire service during the 2004 National Fire Service Summit hosted by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Tampa, FL, and reaffirmed at the Tampa 2 Summit in 2014.
- Advocating the need to address firefighter health and safety and becoming an advocate for this cause.
- Promoting and supporting firefighter health and safety initiatives at the local, state or national level.
- Reaching out to other organizations and developing partnerships to further the cause of firefighter health and safety.
- Engaging government leaders at all levels to work together for changes and for the establishment of government programs that can enhance the personal safety of firefighters.
To send in your nominations for the Sarbanes award, CLICK HERE.
More than 2,000 state and national fire service leaders are expected to attend this year’s dinner. The program will feature remarks from national political leaders and award presentations recognizing both individuals and organizations for leadership at the national level.
More info: http://www.cfsi.org