(March 7, 2013) - The Congressional Fire Services Institute and the MedicAlert Foundation will extend the application deadline for the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Awards Program to March 15th. The previous deadline was March 8th.
Now in its third year, the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Awards Program is designed to highlight innovations in Fire Service-Based EMS systems. There are three separate categories of eligibility: volunteer, career and combination departments. The panel of judges includes representatives from the Congressional Fire Services Institute, International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Fire Fighters, National Fire Protection Association and National Volunteer Fire Council. Additional information about the awards is available here.
The awards presentation will take place on May 9th at the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, DC. Sponsored by CFSI and attended by 2,000 fire and emergency services leaders, the dinner is the largest and most prestigious annual gathering of fire and emergency services leaders in the country. Previous keynote speakers include three Presidents, four Vice Presidents, and number of cabinet secretaries and congressional leaders.
Representatives of both CFSI and the MedicAlert Foundation will be attending the EMS Today Conference and Trade Show in Washington, DC from March 7th - 9th. They will have information about the awards program at their booths and can answer questions about the application process. If you attend the event, please visit their booths (CFSI - 561, MedicAlert Foundation - 1032). Otherwise please contact CFSI at 202-371-1277 if you have additional questions.
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.
About MedicAlert Foundation International
Established in 1956, the nonprofit MedicAlert Foundation International pioneered the use of medical IDs and delivers the most dependable, responsive, intelligent and trusted Emergency Identification and Medical Information Network. MedicAlert Foundation International provides the functionality of an e-health information exchange through an innovative combination of a unique patient identifier linked to a personal health record and a live 24/7 emergency response service. MedicAlert Foundation International medical IDs alert emergency personnel to a member's primary health conditions, medications or implanted medical devices. In addition to its 24-hour emergency response service, MedicAlert Foundation International also provides family and caregiver notification so that members can be reunited with their loved ones. MedicAlert Foundation International services are available around the world through a network of international nonprofit affiliated organizations licensed by the Foundation. Visit www.medicalert.org for more information.