Starting today, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) will be accepting nominations for the CFSI/NFFF Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. The deadline for submissions is December 6, 2019.
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 during the 2004 and subsequent Firefighter Life Safety Summit hosted by the NFFF. Named in honor of retired Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, the award pays tribute to the Senator’s contributions to the fire service during his 36-year career on Capitol Hill, including legislation he introduced in 1992 that established the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
The award presentations will take place at the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 30, 2020. The Dinner is part of a larger program hosted by CFSI – the 32nd National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner – which will take place April 29 – 30, 2020. 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 the Congressional Fire Services Institute at 202-371-1277.