Weldon Recognized for Contributions to Fire Services

Washington, DC – Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA) will receive the American Chemistry Council’s first Outstanding Public Service Award on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at the Willard Hotel in Washington DC.

The council, which has a long history of working closely with the emergency service personnel, will recognize Congressman Weldon’s efforts to unify the voice of the fire services, specifically his work with the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, the largest caucus in Congress.

Weldon, a former volunteer fire Chief, founded the caucus in 1987. The caucus unites both Republicans and Democrats in support of fire service legislation that benefits all first responders.

Immediately following a brief award ceremony, Congressman Weldon will discuss the future role of the fire and emergency services, and efforts to bolster homeland security.

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