Bill Webb has served as Executive Director of the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) since 1995. Established in 1989, CFSI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute designed to enhance congressional awareness about the concerns and needs of the fire and emergency services. In his capacity as Executive Director, Mr. Webb works closely with members of Congress and fire service leaders on developing federal legislation and creating new federal programs designed to improve the readiness of our nation’s fire and emergency services.
Previously, Mr. Webb was the Program Manager for the Firefighter Combat Challenge. He also served in the first Bush Administration as a special assistant to cabinet secretaries at the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor.
Mr. Webb is an honorary member of the Vienna (VA) Volunteer Fire Department, the International Association of Fire Firefighters’ Local 36 and the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters’ Association. In 2009, he was named the recipient of the Edward H. McCormack, Jr. Spirit of Excellence Award by the FEMSA/FAMA Government Affairs Committee and the recipient of the Chairman’s Award by the Volunteer and Combination Officers Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
Mr. Webb received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University.View All Videos
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