Bill Webb has served as Executive Director of the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) since 1995. In his capacity as Executive Director, Bill works closely with members of Congress and fire service leaders on developing federal legislation and enhancing federal programs designed to improve the readiness of our nation’s fire and emergency services.
A writer and speaker, Bill has traveled throughout the country speaking at major conferences and trade shows. His written work has covered a broad range of first responder issues and has been featured in major fire service publications. In addition, he has served on a number of panels and testified before commissions and panels including the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Before joining CFSI, Bill worked for the Firefighter Combat Challenge as the project manager for the competition. A former member of the first Bush administration, he served as a special assistant to cabinet secretaries at the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, preparing briefings and accompanying the secretaries as a personal travel aide. Bill is an honorary member of the Vienna, Virginia Volunteer Fire Department, the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association, and the International Association of Fire Fighter’ Local 36. He also serves on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Board of Directors. He and his wife, Katie, reside in Vienna, Virginia with their three children.