CFSI Accepting Nominations for Fire Service Leadership Award

The Congressional Fire Services Institute is accepting nominations for the CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. Sponsored jointly by CFSI and Motorola Solutions, the award recognizes individual leadership in advancing fire and life safety initiatives. The award presentation will take place on May 1, 2014 at the 26th 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. 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.

The theme of the dinner program is “Cultivating Relationships,” highlighting the importance of working together with political leaders in the spirit of bipartisanship to advance public safety issues. 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 throughout the country. Featured speakers include the co-chairmen of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus and Administration officials.

For additional information about the dinner and nomination process for the CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award, visit the CFSI website at The nomination deadline is March 14, 2014.

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