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Congressional Fire Services Institute’s 2019 Christmas Ornament Design Contest

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is seeking designs for the 2019 national fire service Christmas ornament. We are extremely excited about conducting this contest and developing an ornament that will capture the Holiday spirit and traditions of our nation’s fire and emergency services.  The proceeds generated from the sale of the ornament will benefit our mission to educate members of Congress about the challenges and needs of our nation’s firefighters and emergency services personnel.

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Exchanging Knowledge to Advance our Mission: Over 1,500 Fire Service Officials Assemble in Washington, DC To Exchange Their Knowledge and Support CFSI

Oliver Holmes, Sr. once said, “It is the province of knowledge to speak and the privilege of wisdom to listen.”  Each year, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) conducts the National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner program to provide opportunities for fire service leaders across the nation to both speak and listen.  And it was for this reason that we selected “Exchanging Knowledge to Advance Our Mission.”

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CFSI and IFSTA Announce the 2019 Dr. Anne W Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the International Fire Service Training Association at Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University (IFSTA/FPP/OSU) are pleased to announce that Dr. Ernest Grant has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education.

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The President Proposes, The Congress Disposes: It’s Time For The Fire Service To Become Active

A popular adage in Washington, DC is, “The President proposes, the Congress disposes.” On March 11th, the President released his Fiscal Year 2020 budget outlining the Administration’s spending priorities for the coming fiscal year. The release of the budget proposal has become somewhat of a political ritual more so than an essential fiscal function of government. Both sides of the political aisle use the budget for political purposes. But at the end of the day, the budget is just that: a funding proposal.

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Chief Russ Sanders to be Recognized at the 31st Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner

The Congressional Fire Services Institute’s Board of Directors selected Chief Russ Sanders as the recipient of the 2019 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. The presentation will take place at the 31st Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 25, 2019, at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, DC.

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