Legislator of the Year
Previous Recipients

2013


Senator
Susan Collins

2012


Senator
Joseph Lieberman

2011


Congressman
Peter King

2010


Senator
Christopher Dodd

2009


Congresswoman
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
(Posthumously)

2008


Congressman David Price

2007


Congressman Curt Weldon (ret.)

2006
Senator John McCain
Senator John McCain - Arizona

Congressman Curt Weldon
Congressman Curt Weldon - Pennsylvania

Congresswoman Jane Harman
Congresswoman Jane Harman - California

2005
Congressman Christopher Cox - California
Congressman Bill Pascrell - New Jersey

2004
Congressman Bob Etheridge - North Carolina

2003
Congressman Jim Walsh - New York

2002
Senator Robert Byrd - West Virginia

2001
Senator John Warner - Virginia
Senator Carl Levin - Michigan
Senator John McCain - Arizona
Senator Ernest Hollings - South Carolina
Senator Chris Dodd - Connecticut
Senator Mike DeWine - Ohio
Congressman Bill Pascrell - New Jersey
Congressman Curt Weldon - Pennsylvania
Congressman Steny Hoyer - Maryland
Congressman Floyd Spence - South Carolina
Congressman Ike Skelton - Missouri
Congressman Nick Smith - Michigan
Congressman Bob Ehrlich - Maryland

1999
Senator Judd Gregg - New Hampshire

1998

Senator Paul Sarbanes - Maryland

1997
Congressman Bill Emerson - Missouri

1995
Senator Joe Biden - Delaware
Congressman Curt Weldon - Pennsylvania

1994
Senator Daniel K. Inouye - Hawaii
Congressman Norman Mineta - California

1993
Senator Richard Bryan - Nevada

1992
Congressman Richard Boucher - Virginia

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CFSI Legislator of the Year Award

Each year CFSI picks legislators that we feel have made a significant contribution to the fire service. This has been an ongoing tradition at CFSI and below is a list of past recipients. We would like to congratulate these members of Congress and encourage all members to follow their footsteps and continue to work hard for the fire service.


2014


Senator
Barbara Mikulski

SENATOR BARBARA MIKULSKI NAMED CFSI LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

Location: 113th

(September 3, 2014) - The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is proud to announce that Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD) has been selected as the 2014 CFSI Legislator of the Year.

Throughout her distinguished career in Congress, Senator Mikulski has been a leading advocate for the nation's fire and emergency services. The current chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, she has been very influential in securing and maintaining funding for a number of fire service programs, including the Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs. Additionally, she has been a leading proponent of the United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

"Senator Mikulski has always recognized that the federal government has an important role in addressing the needs of our nation's fire and emergency services and has exercised extraordinary leadership to secure funding for our programs," said Bill Webb, CFSI's Executive Director. "It is a distinct honor for CFSI to be able to recognize a leader who has fought tirelessly every day of her congressional career to support our nation's firefighters."

"Thank you for honoring me, but I want to honor you for being on the frontlines for communities across America every day and in every way," Senator Mikulski said. "That's why I fought to create the Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program in 2000, because whether you are running into a burning home, responding to a tragic highway accident, responding to a senior citizen who has fallen, or providing life-saving medical care, you deserve to know that you have a government that's on your side and at your side."