Peg Paul Honored with the 2023 Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award

About the Award

The CFSI/IFSTA Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education recognizes individuals for outstanding achievements at the national level in fire safety education.  It was named in honor of Dr. Anne W. Phillips, a member of the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control.  Dr. Phillips had a profound impact on the publishing of America Burning by issuing the minority report that recognized the critical role of prevention in reducing fire injuries and deaths.  The award honors fire safety educators who have preserved Dr. Phillips’ legacy through their own work.

Peg Paul Honored as the 2023 Recipient

For more than 30 years, Peg Paul has made significant contributions at the national level to fire prevention and life safety initiatives.  She is best known for her national role in home fire sprinkler education, having developed a number of home fire safety education programs through her work on the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.  Paul has made many more significant contributions to fire safety education through her involvement with other national organizations and initiatives, including the Vision 20/20 Executive Committee, the Center for National Prevention Initiatives, the Fire and Life Safety Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Fire Protection Research Foundation.  She previously served on the Board of the Phoenix Society of Burn Survivors.

CFSI and the International Fire Service Training Association took great pride in presenting Peg Paul with the Dr. Anne Phillips Award at the 33rd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on May 23rd before approximately 1,200 leaders of our nation’s fire and emergency services.

CFSI will begin accepting nominations for the 2024 award in September.

Previous Recipients

  • 2022  Rebecca Booker
  • 2021  Don Porth
  • 2020  Ed Comeau
  • 2019  Dr. Ernest Grant
  • 2018  Mike Weller
  • 2017  Marsha Giesler
  • 2016  Gerry Bassett
  • 2015  Catherine B. Lohr and Pamela A. Powell
  • 2014  Mary Marchone
  • 2013  Jim Crawford
  • 2012  Meri-K Appy
  • 2011  Peg Carson
  • 2010  Sharon Gamache
  • 2009  Pat Mieszala
  • 2008  Nancy Trench
  • 2007  Jim Dalton