Dear Senator/Representative Lastname,
As Job Title of Fire Department/Organization and a resident of Town, State, I am writing today to ask you to [Insert your ask(s) here – ASK #1 (example: join the Congressional Fire Services Caucus)] and [ASK #2 ] (example: cosponsor the Name of Bill Act (S. XXXX/H.R.XXXX)).
Paragraph explaining Ask #1. Give background on the ask and explain why it is important. Feel free to use information from CFSI’s policy page. Provide examples from your department if possible/relevant. (example paragraph: The Fire Caucus is the primary caucus in Congress that supports the fire and emergency services, including my department. The caucus is bipartisan and bicameral and doesn’t require taking positions on legislation. Instead, the caucus provides a forum for you and your staff to learn more about initiatives at the national level that are benefitting fire departments in State/District. Please email [email protected] to join the caucus today!)
Paragraph explaining Ask# 2. Give background on the ask and explain why it is important. Feel free to use information from CFSI’s policy page. Provide examples from your department if possible/relevant. (example paragraph: I am also writing to you today to ask you to cosponsor the Name of Bill Act (S. XXXX/H.R.XXXX). This bill would provide a lot of vital benefits to the fire and emergency services. Here’s another reason it is so important. I may even have a good third reason, or my own story to share about this topic here. Please sign on as a cosponsor of S. XXXX/H.R.XXXX.
If you have any questions or would like to contact me, please feel free to email me at [YOUR EMAIL HERE] or call me at [YOUR PHONE NUMBER HERE]. [OPTIONAL ADD: Furthermore, please consider this letter an open invitation to visit my department to learn more about our mission any time you are back in the state/district.]
I appreciate your consideration of my message.
Job Title, Fire Department Name