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DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATIONS

(February 24, 2015) - The deadline for submitting nominations for both the CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award and the CFSI/NFFF Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leader Award is Friday, February 27th. All nominations must be submitted to CFSI by mail or electronically by the close of business.     Read More »

 

CFSI ANNOUNCES NEW CO-SPONSOR OF THE EXCELLENCE IN FIRE SERVICE-BASED EMS AWARD: Masimo the Perfect Partner to Recognize Innovations in Fire Service-Based EMS

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Feb. 20, 2015 - The Congressional Fire Services Institute has announced a new co-sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award. Masimo, a leading manufacturer of noninvasive emergency medical equipment worldwide, will bring a new level of recognition to the awards program based on its reputation for product innovations that are revolutionizing the delivery of emergency medical care by fire departments across the nation.     Read More »

 

GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY – A CRITICAL TOOL FOR AMERICA’S FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

(February 6, 2015) – As the 114th Congress gets underway, our nation’s capital is awash in a flurry of activity. During a normal two-year session of Congress, approximately 10,000 pieces of legislation will be introduced in the House and Senate. On average, only 3% of these bills will be signed into law.     Read More »

 

“THE FUTURE DEPENDS ON INFORMED LEADERS”: NATIONAL FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES SYMPOSUIM/27th ANNUAL NATIONAL FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES DINNER

(February 6, 2015) - The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is proud to host the 2015 National Fire and Emergency Services Symposuim/27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner. The theme of this year’s program is “The Future Depends on Informed Leaders.” Over 2,000 fire and emergency services officials are expected to participate in this annual event, meeting with their members of Congress and taking part in seminars that cover a broad range of federal issues impacting public safety. Registration and the schedule of events can be viewed on CFSI’s website. You can also make your hotel reservation at the Washington Hilton by clicking here. Make your reservation now while rooms are still available.     Read More »

 

WHITE HOUSE RECOMMENDS REDUCTIONS TO KEY FIRE SERVICE PROGRAMS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016

(February 6, 2015) - On Monday, February 2nd, the White House unveiled the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal. The $4.066 trillion budget contains $41.2 billion for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.     Read More »

 

CONGRESSMAN BILL PASCRELL, JR TO CHAIR CONGRESSIONAL FIRE SERVICES CAUCUS

(January 13, 2015) – Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9) has been selected as the chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus for the 114th Congress. First elected to Congress in 1996, Congressman Pascrell has been a tireless advocate for the nation’s fire and emergency services. Throughout his career in Congress, he has sponsored numerous bills to address the needs of the fire service, and is recognized as one of the principal authors of the legislation that established the Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs. In 2001 and 2005, Congressman Pascrell was a selected as a co-recipient of the CFSI Legislator of the Year Award for his leadership and support of the nation’s fire and emergency services.     Read More »

 

114th CONGRESS CONVENES, IMPORTANT FIRE SERVICE LEGISLATION MOVES FORWARD IN HOUSE

(January 13, 2015) – The 114th Congress convened on January 6, 2015. Twelve new Senators and 52 new House members have joined Congress. Lawmakers wasted no time getting to work. On Friday, January 9th, the House Appropriations Committee has released H.R. 240, the Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The bill provides $39.7 billion for the Department of Homeland Security, and increase of $400 million over the previous fiscal year.     Read More »