Support CFSI So CFSI Can Support You

CFSI’s mission is to promote the value and needs of the American fire service to members of Congress. Gaining consensus in Washington, DC on important issues that impact our nation’s fire and emergency services and the industry as a whole can make the difference between legislation becoming public law or never seeing the light of day.

CFSI has been performing this mission since 1989. Why? Because we strongly believe:

  • The federal government should help provide the training and equipment our firefighters and emergency services personnel need to execute their duties safely and skillfully
  • Fire departments need federal funds to meet their baseline requirements when local funding has been exhausted. This is why Congress established the Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs and why CFSI fights to keep these programs authorized and funded!
  • AFG and SAFER not only benefit the fire service, but also the fire service industry — an industry that is primarily composed of companies based in the USA!

Beyond the grant programs, CFSI helps ensure the federal government maintains a strong commitment to other mission-critical resources such as:

  • The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and its four core missions of training, data collection, education and research.
  • The Public Safety Officers Benefit Program (PSOB) that provides crucial financial benefits when firefighters become permanently disabled or fall in the line of duty
  • Other federal programs that serve essential roles in public safety communications, wildland-urban mitigation and suppression, emergency medical services, and firefighter health and safety.

Join the Club!

CFSI supports you by making sure programs that benefit our nation’s first responders remain top of mind among federal leaders — programs such as AFG, SAFER, USFA and PSOB.  Now we ask you to support us. Become a member of the CFSI Associates Club — a program designed for individuals and departments that value CFSI’s mission and want us to stay strong.

For a minimum pledge of only $10, you can become an Associate Club member and receive a special CFSI Associates Club lapel pin.

You can also consider a larger pledge as many of your peers have done.  Either way, your support will help make CFSI even more effective as your advocate on Capitol Hill.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For nearly 20 years, CFSI has been at the forefront of every legislative effort to fund AFG and SAFER.  To date, the programs have awarded over $13 BILLION in grants to fire departments and fire organizations.  CFSI has never applied for or received a grant.  We want this money to go to your departments.  So instead, we ask you to Join the Club, so CFSI can continue supporting you and your fellow firefighters and emergency services personnel.

Levels of Support

Responder — $10

  • CFSI Associate Lapel Pin

Congressional — $25

  • CFSI Associate Lapel Pin
  • Set of three CFSI Commemorative Challenge Coins

Senate — $50

  • Congressional level gift items
  • Protecting Our Nation t-shirt

Cabinet — $100

  • Congressional level gift items
  • CFSI Polo Shirt

Speaker — $250

  • Congressional level gift items
  • CFSI Polo Shirt
  • CFSI Tumbler

Vice-Presidential — $500

  • Congressional level gift items
  • CFSI Polo Shirt
  • Ticket to the annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars Program

Presidential — $1000

  • Congressional level gift items
  • Ticket to the annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars Program
  • Invitation to the CFSI Board of Directors Reception held prior to the Dinner

So here’s your opportunity to help the one organization in Washington, DC that builds partnerships in our nation’s capital to advance the fire service agenda: the Congressional Fire Services Institute. Register now so you can begin to enjoy the benefits the CFSI Associates Club Program offers. By doing so, you will help make a difference on Capitol Hill for our nation’s firefighters and rescue personnel.

If you prefer to send a check, make check payable to Congressional Fire Services Institute and send to:

CFSI – Associates Club
1530 Wilson Blvd., Suite 520
Arlington, VA 22209