Order Your 2016 White House Christmas Ornament Today
Every year since 1981, the White House Historical Association has designed the Official White House Christmas Ornament. These unique collectibles — honoring individual presidents or specific White House anniversaries — have become part of the holiday tradition of millions of American families. The 2016 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Herbert Hoover, who served as the thirty-first president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. It is inspired by the fire engines that responded to the 1929 Christmas Eve fire at the White House and the toy trucks presented to children by the Hoovers the following Christmas. The ornament is crafted from shiny brass plated with nickel and 24-karat gold, and the engine carries a Christmas tree for delivery to the White House. Click here to read more.
The National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium / 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner
"Making a Difference at the National Level"
May 4-5, 2016
|CFSI Board member Lou Amabili and Vice President Joe Biden|
Since 1989, fire service leaders from across the nation have traveled to Washington, DC to attend CFSI's annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner program. Each year, approximately 2,000 fire and emergency services officials participate in the program, attending seminars and meetings involving federal agency officials and members of Congress. They schedule meetings with their peers to exchange information about emerging issues for both fire service personnel and the industry. And at the conclusion of the two-day program, they assemble together in the Washington Hilton Ballroom to hear congressional leaders and administration officials pay tribute to our nation's one million firefighters and emergency services personnel. Read More.
"....to educate Members of Congress about fire and life safety issues."
Whether you are a firefighter, emergency services responder, manufacturer or fire service leader, the United States Congress is more aware of your concerns because of the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI). Established in 1989 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute, CFSI is designed to educate members of Congress about the needs and challenges of our nation's fire and emergency services so that the federal government provides the types of training and funding needed by our first responders.
To learn about our mission on Capitol Hill please click here.