This past year, Congress approved legislation to reauthorize the Assistance to Firefighters and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant programs, and the United States Fire Administration. In addition, Congress approved the tax bill that included major provisions of the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act. It took us 15 years but we were finally able to convince Congress to take action on this measure.
In 2010, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) established the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Awards. The awards recognize career, volunteer and combination fire departments that have implemented innovative programs to enhance the delivery of emergency medical services in their communities.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute’s Board of Directors selected Mr. Steve Austin and Mr. Tony O’Neill as the co-recipients of the 2018 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. The presentation will take place at the 30th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 19th at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, DC.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) selected the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) as the co-recipients of the Senate Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award.
The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is seeking designs for the first 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. Unveiling of the winning design will take place during the 30th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner