2023 FAMA / FEMSA Hill Day Registration and Preliminary Agenda

The FAMA/FEMSA 2023 Hill Day will be held May 22-23 (with Wednesday Morning, May 24th, as optional) in Washington D.C. in conjunction with CFSI’s 33rd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars. 

Please click here to REGISTER. The deadline to register for the 2023 Hill Day is April 1, 2023.

For Hill Day planning, we encourage you to register early and go to the CFSI website (cfsi.org) to secure your hotel room for the event.

2023 will be a critical year for future funding of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and SAFER. With the new 118th Congress, FY 2023 funding for the Department of Homeland Security will continue to be subject to growing budgetary pressures during the current political environment. In addition, both AFG and SAFER programs must be reauthorized in 2023. This is especially crucial given the sunset provisions in the current reauthorization. It is, therefore, extremely important that we educate both seasoned and new members of Congress “in person” on the importance of these programs to maintaining the public’s safety. We encourage you to participate to make your voice heard.

GAC Sr. Adviser, Dave Gatton and his team, make it easy for Hill Day attendees!

FAMA / FEMSA Hill Day participants will be assigned to a team that will make congressional visits, including visits with your own congressional representatives. Each team’s schedule of meetings and all the necessary resource materials are set up and prepared by Dave Gatton’s office.

For those who are able to stay beyond Tuesday, we are adding a third morning of visits as an option (Wednesday morning, May 24th).

Due to uncertain post-Covid protocols for visiting Congressional offices, please register early so we can begin to work with offices in the arrangement of meetings. To manage these requirements, the number of teams this year may increase in number but, decrease in size.

Please (click here) for the 2023 Hill Day Preliminary Agenda.

The 2023 Hill Day will begin with our Orientation and Legislative Briefing at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22nd at the Hilton Washington Hotel (specific meeting room to be announced).

Information on tickets for the CFSI Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on Tuesday, May 23rd is available at cfsi.org.

If you have any questions, please contact the GAC Co-chairs:

John Granby at [email protected]
Lee Morris at [email protected]
David Durstine at [email protected]
or GAC Sr. Adviser Dave Gatton at [email protected]