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.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and Motorola Solutions once again proudly recognize Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell as the recipient of the 2020 Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award.
Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. It is a week in which we renew our commitment to fire safety and educate the public about safeguarding their communities and homes against the threat of fire.
Yesterday, a Senate resolution, S.Res.723, passed the Senate unanimously, declaring September 2020 as Campus Fire Safety Month. The resolution was introduced by Senators Susan Collins and Tom Carper, co-chairs of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus.
In a press release, Senator Collins noted, “As college and university students resume classes this fall, it is important that we continue to place an emphasis on fire safety, both in dormitories and in off-campus housing. Our bipartisan resolution promotes fire safety education and fire prevention efforts in campus communities to help protect students and save lives.”
“By designating September as Campus Fire Safety Month, Americans are reminded of the importance of fire safety, awareness and prevention. Students and faculty can each do their part to increase attention to fire hazards and create safer campuses across the country to help save lives,” said Senator Carper.
The resolution encourages the provision of fire safety education to college students, evaluations of existing campus fire safety, installation of fire detection and suppression systems, and development of applicable codes.