Dr. William F. Jenaway, President of the Congressional Fire Services Institute, announced that Chief Shane Ray, has been appointed to the CFSI Board of Directors. Dr. Jenaway made the announcement at the CFSI National Advisory Committee meeting on December 10th in Washington, DC. Chief Ray’s appointment is to a newly created board position.
On December 17, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) presented Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) with its 2019 Legislator of the Year Award. A co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus since 2018, Senator Murkowski has been a strong advocate for our nation’s firefighters and emergency services personnel throughout her congressional career.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute is accepting applications for the CFSI/Masimo Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award. The award recognizes fire departments in career and volunteer/combination categories for implementing innovations in emergency medical services.
On April 29-30, 2020, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) will host the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner in Washington, DC. Once again, the annual tribute to the nation’s fire service is expected to draw over 1,500 fire and emergency services leaders from across the country.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute announces Michaela Campbell as the newest member of its staff. She has assumed the position of Director of Government Affairs, taking over for Sean Carroll who left CFSI to become Associate Director of Government Relations with Kidde.
Starting today, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will be accepting nominations for the CFSI/NFFF Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. The deadline for submissions is December 6, 2019.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. Sponsored jointly by CFSI and Motorola Solutions, the award recognizes individual leadership in advancing fire and life safety initiatives. The award presentation will take place on April 30, 2020, at the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, DC.
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.”