On September 20, 2021, former Co-Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, Congressman Sherwood L. “Sherry” Boehlert, passed away in New Hartford, NY. (Photo of Congressman Boehlert on left with Congressman Steny Hoyer at the National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner)
On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) announced the recipients of its four major national awards for 2021 during its National Fire and Emergency Services Virtual Symposium.
While the process of administering COVID-19 vaccination has begun, the coronavirus remains a serious health risk across our nation and within the fire and emergency services community. Because of the unlikelihood of containing the virus and the easing of restriction on large-scale event by late April in the District of Columbia, CFSI has decided to offer the 2021 National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium virtually.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is pleased to announce that Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska will serve as the chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus for the 117th Congress.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute has extended the deadline for submitting applications for its national fire service leadership awards to February 1, 2021. The extension will allow more time to complete the applications following the holiday season.
On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year (FY) 2021 (H.R.133). The bill passed both chambers of Congress last week by significant majorities.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute selected Congressman Peter King (NY-02) as its 2020 Legislator of the Year.
The Congressional Fire Service Institute’s Board of Directors and staff extend their sympathies to the family of former Maryland Senator, Paul S. Sarbanes who passed away on December 6th at the age of 87.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is announcing an official Call for Proposals for the 2021 National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium. The Symposium is scheduled for April 28th and 29th in conjunction with the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner.
Mr. Ed Comeau, the leading national advocate for campus fire safety, was presented the CFSI/IFSTA Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education. The presentation took place during the CFSI National Advisory Committee virtual meeting on October 2nd attended by over 30 national fire and emergency services leaders.