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CFSI Update

CONGRESS CONTINUES WORK ON FISCAL YEAR 2017 DHS FUNDING

(June 15, 2016) – On June 9th, the House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved the draft Fiscal Year 2017 spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security. The $47.8 billion spending bill contains $6.7 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is $432 million above the White House’s requested funding level.     Read More »

 

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVES PSOB REFORM LEGISLATION

(June 15, 2016) – On Thursday, June 9th, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved S. 2944, the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement Act. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles Grassley (IA) and Senator Kristen Gillibrand (NY), was approved by voice vote.     Read More »

 

NATIONAL MITIGATION INVESTMENT ACT INTRODUCED IN HOUSE

(June 15, 2016) – On May 10, 2016, Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08) introduced H.R. 5177, the National Mitigation Investment Act. The legislation works to alleviate losses to residential and commercial property following a natural disaster through pre-disaster preventative measures.     Read More »

 

CFSI CORPORATE PARTNER PROGRAM: FIRE AND EMERGENCY MANUFACTURERS AND SERVICES ASSOCIATION

(June 15, 2016) - Today, we will be highlighting our corporate partner: Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association.     Read More »

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER MEDAL OF VALOR: Medal is Presented to Firefighters, EMS Providers and Law Enforcement Officers for Acts of Courage and Bravery

(June 6, 2016) - The United States Department of Justice recently announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2015-2016 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. Each year, recipients are honored at a special White House ceremony in which the President or Vice President presents the medals.     Read More »

 

FIRE SERVICE-BASED EMS ADVOCATES RECOGNIZE NATIONAL EMS WEEK

(May 10, 2016) - Sunday May 15, 2016 marks the beginning of National EMS Week and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States. This vital public safety service is provided primarily by cross-trained, multi-role emergency responders who are based in our nation’s fire departments.     Read More »

 

AGRICULTURE SECRETARY TOM VILSACK TO ADDRESS 28th ANNUAL NATIONAL FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DINNER

(May 3, 2016) - The Congressional Fire Services Institute is pleased to announce that the Honorable Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, will deliver remarks at the 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on May 5, 2016 at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, DC. The theme of the dinner program is “Making a Difference at the National Level.” Approximately 1,500 fire and emergency services officials from across the country are expected to attend the program that pays tribute to the dedication and commitment of our nation’s one million firefighters and emergency services personnel.     Read More »

 

TWO FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO BE HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: Fire Service-Based EMS Award Presentation at 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner

(April 22, 2016) - The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and Masimo will honor two fire departments for best practices and innovative solutions in the delivery of emergency medical services with the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award. The award presentation will take place on May 5th at the 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, DC. The honorees are the Olathe (KS) Fire Department and Kittitas Valley (WA) Fire and Rescue.     Read More »

 

CFSI RELEASES LEGISLATIVE OUTLOOK FOR 2016

(April 6, 2016) - The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) has released a Legislative Outlook for the Second Session of the 114th Congress. In 2016, Congress will consider a number of issues of critical importance to the nation’s fire and emergency services. Actions taken by Congress will have a direct impact on the fire service’s ability to prepare for, respond to, prevent, and mitigate incidents both large and small: natural and man-made, local and national in scope. The CFSI Legislative Outlook is intended to be a resource for members of the fire service, detailing some of critical issues Congress will be considering.     Read More »

 

CHIEF CARL HOLMES (RET) TO BE HONORED AT THE 28TH ANNUAL NATIONAL FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DINNER: Recipient of 2016 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award

(April 4, 2016) - The Congressional Fire Services Institute's Board of Directors selected Assistant Fire Chief Carl Holmes (Ret) as the recipient of the 2016 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. The presentation will take place at the 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on May 5th at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, D.C.     Read More »

 

DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR CFSI LEADERSHIP AWARDS: Awards Recognize Leadership for Fire Safety Education and Fire Service-Based EMS

(March 30, 2016) - The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is still accepting nominations for the Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education and the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award. The nomination deadlines for both awards is April 8th (The original deadline for the EMS award was April 1st but has been extended by a week).     Read More »

 

THE SENATOR PAUL S. SARBANES FIRE SERVICE SAFETY LEADERSHIP AWARD TO BE PRESENTED TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAFETY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION: CFSI and NFFF Recognize FDSOA for Advancing Programs to Enhance Firefighter Health and Safety

(March 22, 2016) - The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) have selected the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) as the recipient of the 2016 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award.     Read More »

 

CFSI/CSU WEBINAR: “Making a Difference at the National Level”

There’s an adage in Washington, DC that “all politics is local.” CFSI Executive Director Bill Webb will share his thoughts on how local fire service leaders can make a difference at the national level to advance important fire service legislation in the 114th Congress. Webb has worked in Washington, DC since 1985, the past 21 years as an advocate for our nation’s fire and emergency services.     Read More »

 

CFSI ANNOUNCES SEMINARS SCHEDULE FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES SYMPOSIUM/28th ANNUAL NATIONAL FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES DINNER

(March 7, 2016) - The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) has just released the seminar schedule for the 2016 National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium, held in conjunction with the 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner, on May 4-5, 2016 in Washington, DC. CFSI will once again be partnering with Columbia Southern University to allow registered attendees to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).     Read More »

 

FIREFIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY ACT INTRODUCED IN HOUSE

(March 7, 2016) – On Thursday, February 25th, Congressman Richard Hanna (NY-22) and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9) introduced H.R. 4625, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act. The legislation establishes a specialized national cancer registry at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve collection capabilities and activities related to monitoring cancer incidence among firefighters.     Read More »

 

WHITE HOUSE RELEASES FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET PROPOSAL, RECOMMENDS CUTS TO FIRE SERVICE PROGRAMS

(February 10, 2016) - On Tuesday, February 9th, the White House released the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal, the final budget of the Obama Administration. The $4.23 trillion budget contains $40.6 billion for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.     Read More »

 

CFSI PRESENTS “A NIGHT AT THE RINK”

(February 10, 2016) - On Friday, March 18, 2016 CFSI will host its annual "A Night at the Rink," sponsored by the National Fire Sprinkler Association. Featuring the league-leading Washington Capitals against the Nashville Predators at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.     Read More »

 

2016 NATIONAL FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES SYMPOSIUM/28th ANNUAL NATIONAL FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES DINNER: “MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL”

(February 10, 2016) – It’s just three months until the most important event in the fire and emergency services: The 2016 National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium / 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, DC on May 4-5, 2016.     Read More »