The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (ULFSRI) were selected as co-recipients of the 2018 award. Upon the selection of these two recipients, CFSI President Bill Jenaway and NFFF Chairman Dennis Compton issued a joint statement, recognizing them for their achievements. “Changing the safety culture of fire departments can require changes in firefighting strategy, tactics, decision-making, and behaviors. We commend ULFSRI and ISFSI for their collaborative work in both research and training to enhance the performance and safety of firefighters nationwide.”
ISFSI President Steve Pegram and ULFSRI Executive Director Steve Kerber accepted the awards on behalf of their respective organizations.
About the Award
The Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award is co-sponsored by the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) with corporate support from State Farm Insurance and VFIS. The award recognizes organizations for their outstanding contributions to firefighter health and safety. It is named in honor of former Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, a former Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus who wrote the legislation that established the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in 1992. He retired from the U.S. Senate in 2006 following a distinguished 36-year career in Congress.
The Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award recognizes organizations for their outstanding contributions to firefighter health and safety. The intent of this award is to recognize organizations that embody the critical goal that is shared by CFSI and NFFF: to ensure that EVERYONE GOES HOME at the end of every call. The actions and achievements of the recipients address at least one of the 16 Life Safety Initiatives developed by the American fire service during the 2004, and subsequent, National Fire Service Life Safety Summits hosted by the NFFF.
Award Sponsored by
With Corporate Support from
International Society of Fire Service Instructors
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
International Fire Service Training Association
Fire Department Safety Officers Association
International Association of Fire Fighters
Office of the State Fire Commissioner, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Oklahoma Council on Firefighter Training and INTEGRIS Heart Hospital
Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Office of the Oregon State Fire Marshal, Governor’s Fire Service Policy Council
Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC)
National Volunteer Fire Council
Virginia Fire Chiefs Association
City of New York Fire Department
International Association of Fire Chiefs
Common Voices Coalition