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DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR DR. ANNE W. PHILLIPS AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP IN FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION NOMINATIONS: CFSI, IFSTA Seeking Applications to Recognize Advocates in Fire and Life Safety Education

(February 26, 2013) - Nominations for the Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education are being accepted through March 1st.  Sponsored by the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the International Fire Service Training Association at Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University (IFSTA/FPP/OSU), the award recognizes individuals for outstanding leadership in fire and life safety education at the national level. 

The award presentation will take place at the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on May 9th in Washington, DC.  Over 2,000 fire and emergency services leaders from across the county will attend the program that will feature Congressional leaders and Administration officials as they pay tribute to our nation's first responders.  Details about the award can be found at http://info.ifsta.org/apa.

A member of the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control that published the landmark report, America Burning, in 1973, Dr. Phillips was considered the voice of prevention and safety on the commission.  Her commitment to this cause pushed her fellow commissioners to recognize the important role of prevention in reducing fire injury and death.  The award named in her honor aims to keep the work and spirit of Dr. Phillips alive and well by celebrating those who follow her example to move the field of fire safety forward.