Congressman Peter King Honored as CFSI’s Legislator of the Year

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is proud to announce that Congressman Peter King (NY-3) has been selected as the 2011 CFSI Legislator of the Year.  Congressman King first came to Congress in 1993, when he was elected to serve New York’s third district in the House of Representatives.  Currently the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, King has been a stalwart champion of the fire service since his earliest days in Congress.  In 2006 he was named as a co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus by his colleagues in the caucus and elevated to the position of Chairman for the 111th Congress.  Throughout his career he has been an advocate for the fire service on a number of initiatives benefiting departments across the country. 

“It is our honor to present this award to a member of Congress who has stood with us for so many years,” said Bill Webb, CFSI Executive Director.  “Congressman King’s outstanding leadership on issues of importance to the nation’s fire and emergency services is one of the primary reasons our agenda on Capitol Hill has been successful in recent years.  He has always understood the importance of working together – whether on Capitol Hill with colleagues on both sides of the political aisle or with the major fire service organizations – to advance the fire service agenda.  We look forward to honoring him with this award.”

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