Congressional Fire Services Caucus

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Formed in 1987, the Congressional Fire Services Caucus was established to educate members of Congress about the role of the fire and emergency services in protecting our communities. The Fire Caucus was created to be a bipartisan group where Republicans and Democrats could work together to learn about our nation’s fire and emergency services, improve the readiness of local first responders, and jointly recognize their valor and dedication.


The Caucus’s mission is to educate all members of Congress on the role and needs of the fire and emergency services. The caucus aims to bring together Republicans and Democrats in support of initiatives that benefit all first responders.

Becoming a member does not require taking positions on legislation; rather Caucus members are asked to pledge support in a way that best benefits fire departments in their respective Congressional Districts.


“It is an honor to be named a Co-Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus. This bipartisan group of legislators aims to support and address the needs of our nation’s brave and selfless firefighters and those in emergency services,” said Rep. Fitzpatrick. “I have always been and will continue to be a fervent supporter of our hero men and women who risk their lives each day for our communities across the country. I am grateful for the opportunity to act as their voice in Congress and look forward to continuing the bipartisan efforts of this caucus.”

“During his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Representative Fitzpatrick has been a strong advocate for the fire and emergency services,” said Bill Jenaway, President of Congressional Fire Services Insititue Board of Directors. “In addition to his strong public service record, his focus on bipartisanship makes him well qualified to co-chair the Congressional Fire Services Caucus. CFSI looks forward to working with Representative Fitzpatrick to ensure that Congress understands the needs of our nation’s first responders.”

A current list of Fire Caucus members can be found on CFSI’s website.

Fire Services Related Legislation

Fire Services Grants