Dear Fire Service Associates and Friends,

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) has changed the date of the 34 th Annual
National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner. Originally scheduled for April
24-25, 2024, the program has been rescheduled for April 29-30, 2024.

CFSI changed the date so we could conduct our program while Congress is in session. While
CFSI selects the dates for the program five years out due to the demand for venues in the
spring months, Congress releases the congressional calendar shortly before the start of a new
legislative session. Unfortunately, the schedule recently released for 2024 has Congress out of
session the week of our program.

Each year, we aim to make the trip to Washington, DC a positive experience for all our guests.
The date change presents other opportunities for us to enhance the program. Whereas in the
past, the Dinner took place on Day 2, it will now take place on the first day (April 29), as will the
seminar program. We will focus Day 2 (April 30) on Capitol Hill activities to maximize the fire
service presence in Washington, DC, and send a strong message to our federal legislators
about the political force of our nation’s fire and emergency services.

We will open registration on our website on January 5, 2024. If you have any questions, you can
contact us at


We hope to see you in April!
Bill Webb
Executive Director