Fire Corps Wins ASAE's 2006 Associations Advance America Award of Excellence

Friday, 14 April 2006

Fire Corps won the Award of Excellence in the 2006 Associations Advance America Awards program, a national competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Fire Corps is now in the running to receive a Summit Award, ASAE's top recognition for association programs, to be presented in ceremonies at ASAE's 7th Annual Summit Awards Dinner in Washington, DC, in the fall of 2006.

Established in 2004, Fire Corps is one of the five programs under the federal government's Citizen Corps initiative. It is administered through a partnership between the International Association of Fire Chief's Volunteer & Combination Officers Section, the International Association of Fire Fighters and the National Volunteer Fire Council. Fire Corps is a locally-driven program that allows community members to offer their time and talents to their local fire/EMS departments in a non-operational or non-emergency capacity. It also serves as a gateway to information for and about fire/EMS department programs.

Now in its 16th year, the prestigious Associations Advance America Awards program recognizes associations that propel America forward - with innovative projects in education, skills training, standards-setting, business and social innovation, knowledge creation, citizenship and community service. Although association activities have a powerful impact on everyday life, they often go unnoticed by the general public.

"The Fire Corps program truly embodies the spirit of the Associations Advance America campaign," remarked 2005-2006 Associations Advance America Committee Chair Bill Bergman, CAE, president of William S. Berman Associates. "It is an honor and an inspiration to showcase this activity as an example of the many contributions associations are making to advance American society."

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