CFSI TO HOST 25TH ANNUAL NATIONAL FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DINNER AND SEMINARS MAY 8-9, 2013
On May 8-9, 2013, the Congressional Fire Services Institute will host the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars in Washington, DC. It is an extraordinary opportunity for fire service representatives to engage Congressional leaders and Administration officials in discussions about federal programs and legislation addressing the needs of local first responders. The theme of the 2013 dinner is "Renewing Our Commitment."
Throughout the two-day event, CFSI will host a series of seminars focusing on issues that directly relate to the safety of first responders. Covering important topics such as interoperable communications, federal grant programs, health and safety, and pending federal legislations, the seminar program helps fire service leaders understand the role of the federal government in training and equipping local first responders. With local governments facing tough economic challenges, the information presented at these seminars can be of great benefit to fire officials.
During the two-day program, CFSI will encourage participants to meet with their members of Congress to exchange information and share ideas on how the federal government can support the fire and emergency services, both nationally and locally. Speaking in one voice, fire service leaders of every rank and from every region of the country can project a positive message to Congress about unity and how we are capable of working together to bring about positive change for our nation's one million first responders.
"I strongly encourage every fire and emergency services leader in the country to consider attending the 25th Annual Dinner," said Bill Webb, CFSI's Executive Director. "The 113th Congress will be just underway, with many new Congressmen and Senators on Capitol Hill. Congress will be in session and considering many initiatives that will have a direct impact on our nation's first responders. It is important that they hear directly from the men and women who are affected by these policies."
Once again, the dinner will be held at the Washington Hilton, located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. Attendees can register for the event, and reserve hotel rooms at www.cfsi.org. We hope to see you in May!