Congressional Fire Services Institute to Host 34th National Symposium and Dinner in Washington, DC

January 4, 2024

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) has announced the dates for the 34th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner.

Scheduled for April 24-25, 2024, in Washington, DC, this prestigious event aims to bring together over 1,500 professionals from the fire and emergency services community.

Symposium and dinner highlights

A highlight of the fire and emergency services calendar, the symposium and dinner offer a unique blend of educational, legislative, and networking opportunities.

Attendees will have the chance to participate in various educational seminars, engage in meaningful discussions with members of Congress, and network with peers.

The event promises to deepen attendees’ understanding of the federal government’s role in addressing the challenges facing firefighters and emergency services personnel.

Educational seminars and networking opportunities

The seminar program, exclusive to this event, features federal policymakers and national fire service leaders discussing a wide range of national issues.

These include topics currently under congressional consideration and those being implemented by federal agencies, as well as issues addressed collectively by national organizations and distinguished fire service officials.

Registration grants full access to this insightful program and the accompanying dinner.

Tributes and awards

The event culminates with the Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner, where leaders of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus and the Administration will pay personal tributes to the men and women in fire and emergency services.

The program will also recognize individual and organizational contributions to enhancing the readiness and response capabilities of the nation’s fire and emergency services through four award presentations.

Core objectives of the program

The CFSI outlines three primary objectives for hosting this event:

  1. Educate: To inform attendees about critical national issues, legislation, and policies affecting the fire and emergency services community.
  2. Engage: To facilitate meetings with Congress members, federal agency leaders, and other key administration representatives.
  3. Network: To build and strengthen relationships within the diverse national fire and emergency services community.

For further information or queries regarding the event, interested parties are encouraged to contact CFSI directly​​.

FSJA Comment

The 34th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner, hosted by the Congressional Fire Services Institute, stands as a testament to the ongoing collaboration and commitment within the fire and emergency services community in the United States.

This event not only serves as a platform for education and policy discussion but also reinforces the critical role of these services in public safety and emergency response.

The symposium’s focus on current and future issues, legislative advocacy, and community networking underscores the dynamic nature of the fire and emergency services sector.

Such gatherings are essential in fostering a unified approach towards enhancing service capabilities, promoting safety, and advocating for supportive policies at the federal level.

As the fire and emergency services landscape continues to evolve, the insights and connections gained from this symposium will undoubtedly contribute to shaping a more informed, prepared, and resilient response framework across the nation.

About Congressional Fire Services Institute

The Congressional Fire Services Institute, established in 1989, is a non-partisan, non-profit policy institute.

Its primary mission is to educate members of Congress about the needs and challenges faced by the nation’s fire and emergency services.

The institute plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the federal government provides the necessary training, funding, and support required by first responders to effectively carry out their duties.

Through its various programs, events, and legislative advocacy, CFSI continues to be a leading voice in promoting the interests and welfare of the fire and emergency services community at the national level.

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