Leadership

Deadlines Approaching for CFSI Leadership Awards

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is still accepting nominations for the Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education and the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award. The nomination deadlines for both awards is April 8th (The original deadline for the EMS award was April 1st but has been extended by a week).

Cosponsored by CFSI and the International Fire Service Training Association at Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University

(IFSTA/FPP/OSU), the Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award recognizes individuals for outstanding achievements at the national level in fire safety education.Dr. Phillips was a member of the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, a 20-member body appointed by President Richard Nixon to study our nation’s fire problem and make recommendations for reducing the fire losses across the country. The culmination of the Commission’s work was the seminal report, America Burning. As a member of the Commission, Dr. Phillips authored the Minority Report that pushed the Commission to recognize the important role of prevention in reducing fire injury and death. Click here to access the on-line nomination form.

The Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS award is jointed sponsored by CFSI and Masimo, a global medical-device technology company that develops and manufactures innovative noninvasive patient monitoring devices. This award is presented to career, combination and volunteer fire departments for excellence in the delivery of emergency medical services. Click here to access the on-line nomination form for this award.
The recipients of both awards will be honored on May 5th at the 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner. The Dinner program is part of a two-day event hosted by the Congressional Fire Services institute. The 2016 National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner will bring together fire and emergency leaders from across the country to attend meetings and seminars with federal officials and other fire service leaders to discuss important federal and national issues.
Click here for details about the 2016 National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium/28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner, including how to register. Or contact CFSI 202-371-1277 and speak to a member of our staff who can answer your questions.


MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL
Register Now for the 2016 National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner

On May 4th and 5th, approximately 2,000 fire service leaders from across the country will assemble in Washington, DC to make a difference at the national level. The 2016 National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium/28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Service Dinner provides an important opportunity for fire service leaders to convey their unified support for programs and federal funding that benefit our nation’s firefighters and emergency services personnel.

If you want to make a difference, then register now. Congress and the Administration need to hear from you and your colleagues about the importance of federal support for our nations’ first responders. In less than two years, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant Program will expire – that is unless we can make our presence felt in Washington, DC. But we can’t wait until next year; we have to begin our efforts now.

While Congress is not scheduled to be in session during our two-day program, congressional staff will be available to meet with you and your colleagues. They serve critical roles for their members, compiling information on issues through research and meetings – meetings with individuals like you and your colleagues. Conducting meetings with staff can truly make a difference at the national level. In addition, CFSI has put together a seminars program featuring prominent fire service leaders and federal officials who will discuss a broad range of national issues. The seminars are designed for interaction between our speakers and the audience.