CFSI Accepting Nominations For Fire Service Leadership Award

Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Fire Services Institute is now accepting nominations for the Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. Sponsored jointly by CFSI and Motorola, the 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 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 and promoting fire/emergency service and life safety issues to improve the safety of the fire and emergency services and the public they serve.

The award will be presented at the 18th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 6th in Washington, DC. The theme of the program is “Leadership Saves Lives… So Everyone Goes Home.” Over 2,000 state and national fire and emergency services leaders are expected to attend the event, which is the largest banquet attended by homeland security officials in the country. Featured speakers include the Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus. Invitations for the keynote address have been extended to both the President and Vice President.

The deadline for applications is March 10th. For additional information about the dinner and nomination information for the Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award, visit

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