SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS TO CHAIR THE CONGRESSIONAL FIRE SERVICES CAUCUS
(February 10, 2017) – Senator Susan Collins (ME) has been selected as the chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus for the 115th Congress. First elected to the Senate in 1996, Senator Collins has been a tireless advocate for the nation’s fire and emergency services. Throughout her service in the Senate, she has sponsored numerous bills to address the needs of the fire service. In 2013, Senator Collins was selected as the recipient of the CFSI Legislator of the Year Award for her leadership and support of the nation’s fire and emergency services.
“Senator Collins has been a tireless advocate for firefighters in her home state of Maine and across the entire nation. Her leadership and commitment to public safety have made a difference on so many issues, enabling legislation to move through the Senate that have had a direct benefit on our nation’s fire and emergency services,” said Bill Webb, Executive Director of the Congressional Fire Services Institute. “As the Fire Caucus continues to recruit new members and educate more colleagues on the needs of the nation’s fire service, I can think of no member of Congress better suited to lead these efforts.”
Formed in 1987, the Congressional Fire Services Caucus was established to educate members of Congress about the fire and emergency services. The Fire Caucus was created to be a bipartisan group where Republicans and Democrats could work together to improve the readiness of local first responders and to jointly recognize their valor and dedication. Today, the Fire Caucus is among the largest and most respected caucuses in Congress. A current list of Fire Caucus members can be found on CFSI’s website.