The Congressional Fire Services Institute announced that Sean Carroll, Director of Government Affairs, has resigned from his position after 17 years of dedicated service to our nation’s fire and emergency services. He recently accepted a position with Kidde as its Associate Director of Government Relations.
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.
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.”
Sunday, May 19, 2019, marks the beginning of National EMS Week and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States. This vital public safety service is provided primarily by cross-trained, multi-role emergency responders who are based in our nation’s fire departments.
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.
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.
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.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and Masimo will honor the Winona Fire Department and Phoenix Fire Department with the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award. The award presentation will take place on April 25th at the 31st Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, DC.
The application deadline for the CFSI/Masimo Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award has been extended to February 15th.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) selected the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative and the Denver Fire Department as the co-recipients of the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award.