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, 2018.
Co-sponsored by CFSI and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award was established in 2009 to recognize public safety organizations for outstanding contributions to the advancement of firefighter health and safety. The criteria are based on the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives developed by fire service officials in 2004 at the Firefighter Life Safety Summit in Tampa, FL. Named in honor of retired Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, the award pays tribute to the Senator’s legacy of contributions to the fire service, including the authorizing legislation that established the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 26 years ago.
The award presentations will take place at the 31st Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 25, 2019. The Dinner is part of a larger program hosted by CFSI – the 31st National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner – which will take place April 24 – 25, 2019. This two-day event is designed to educate fire service officials on congressional activities impacting the fire service and how fire service leaders can advocate for these issues.
For additional information, please contact CFSI at 202-371-1277.