CFSI announces winner of 2023 award for leadership in fire safety education
“Peg Paul has made significant contributions at the national level to fire prevention and life safety initiatives,” the Congressional Fire Services Institute said
By Leila Merrill
WASHINGTON — The Congressional Fire Services Institute and the International Fire Service Training Association/Fire Protection Publications/Oklahoma State University announced Wednesday that Peg Paul was chosen as the recipient of the 2023 CFSI/IFSTA Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education.
The award recognizes individuals for outstanding achievements at the national level in fire safety education. The award presentation will be on May 23 at the 33rd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, D.C.
“For more than 30 years, Peg Paul has made significant contributions at the national level to fire prevention and life safety initiatives,” the institute said in a news release. “She is best known for her national role in home fire sprinkler education, having developed a number of home fire safety education programs through her work on the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition. Paul has made many more significant contributions to fire safety education through her involvement with other national organizations and initiatives, including the Vision 20/20 Executive Committee, the Center for National Prevention Initiatives at Michigan Public Health Institute, the Fire and Life Safety Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and the National Fire Protection Research Foundation. She previously served on the Board of the Phoenix Society of Burn Survivors.”
Director of Oklahoma State University’s Fire Protection Publications Craig Hannan said he has seen her work in fire safety education for many years.
“Peg is an innovator who approaches every initiative with passion and a vision, and the results of her work continue to have a positive impact on fire safety education throughout the nation,” Hannan said.
President of the Board of Directors for the Congressional Fire Services Institute Jim Estepp said that Peg Paul’s contributions to fire safety education embody the legacy of Dr. Anne W. Phillips.
“For over 30 years, she has been delivering a clarion call on ways we can safeguard our communities from the threat of fire. My fellow board members and I take great pride in co-sponsoring this award with the International Fire Service Training Association so we can recognize national leaders, like Peg Paul, in fire safety education,” Estepp said.
For more information about the 33rd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner, contact email@example.com or 202-371-1277. Or register here for the award presentation.