WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2011) – The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CSFI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute, will host its 24th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 26 at the Washington Hilton. The Dinner is the closing event of a two-day program for fire service leaders in Washington, D.C. involving meetings with Members of Congress and administration officials on the needs of local first responders.
Recognition will paid to fire service officials and fire and EMS departments that have taken leadership roles in improving public safety. One of the four awards highlighting the evening is the CFSI and MedicAlert Foundation Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award to be presented during the dinner. This award recognizes fire departments – career, volunteer and combination – for outstanding best practices in emergency medical services.
The 24th Annual National Fire & Emergency Services Dinner will be held at:
Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, International Ballroom
1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Date/Time: April 26, 2012, Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.
Awards Program begins at 9:30 p.m.
Note: A Reception precedes the Dinner and will feature the award winners. Members of Congress from the relevant State/Congressional Districts have been invited. Reporters are invited to meet with winners during the Reception and/or the Awards Program. Please make arrangements for interviews with Bill Webb, CFSI Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-371-1277.
About Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)
Established in 1989, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute that works with members of Congress in promoting fire and life safety issues. Working with other national fire service organizations, the Institute focuses its attention on issues that benefit all first responders. Members of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, the largest caucus in Congress, look to CFSI for guidance and information to enhance their level of understanding about the challenges and needs of our nation’s fire and EMS communities. For more information on CFSI, visit www.cfsi.org.
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