Congressman David E. Price wins 2008 CFSI Legislator of the Year award

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) announced that it will to honor Congressman David E. Price with the 2008 CFSI Legislator of the Year award. The annual award acknowledges members of Congress who seek to enhance the capabilities of the fire service through significant contributions in leadership and legislation.

In his history as a fire service advocate on Capitol Hill, Congressman Price has steadily pursued additional funding for our nation’s firefighters and first responders. He has fought for increased funding for first responders in legislation, floor speeches and subcommittee hearings during his highly regarded service as Representative of North Carolina’s 4th District.

Currently in his twentieth year of Congressional leadership, Price maintains his reputation as an unwavering supporter of the fire service. As Chairman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee in the 110th Congress, Price has persistently advocated for funding on behalf of our nation’s first responders, resulting in millions of dollars allocated for the fire service. He has vowed to continue his work to ensure that our domestic defenders receive the funding they need.

“It’s a privilege to recognize Congressman Price for his steadfast support of firefighters and first responders,” said Bill Webb, Executive Director of CFSI. “His continued allegiance with the fire and emergency services community and his effort to ensure that resources are readily available is to be commended.”

The award will be presented at the upcoming CFSI 20th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner scheduled for Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Washington.

CFSI is a non-profit, nonpartisan policy institute on Capitol Hill that seeks to educate Congress about the needs of the fire and emergency services. For additional information about CFSI or the National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars, please visit our website at

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