Firehouse Expo

The 2008 Fire News Outstanding Leadership Award will go to the person who communicates effectively, cultivates trust, pride and commitment, and enhances the image and reputation of their department/agency. Candidates may have led an outstanding rescue at the scene of an accident or they may have managed an effective fire prevention campaign within their community. Nominees can be anyone from firefighter or paramedic to officer or battalion chief. "If they have noteworthy leadership qualities, we want to hear about them!" says Firehouse Events Group Show Manager, Mary Velline.

The winner will be selected from a pool of qualified nominees and will receive a 3-Day Conference Admission to the 25th anniversary celebration of Firehouse Expo for themself and two company officers. The 2008 event will be held July 22-27 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

In addition to being spotlighted at the show, the award winner and guests will receive access to over 80 conference sessions which cover more than 50 relevant topics to the fire, rescue and EMS industry. In addition to this, they will also be able to participate in roundtable discussions and podcasts, attend networking events such as the 1st annual Chili Bowl Cook-Off, hear the opening ceremonies and keynote presentation, and receive unlimited access to over 460 exhibitors displaying the latest products, services and technologies in the industry.

To nominate a fire, rescue or EMS industry professional for the 2008 Fire News Outstanding Leadership Award, download an official form from and return by Friday, May 30, 2008. Winner will be announced by Friday, June 6, 2008.

Other promotions with Fire News include complimentary Firehouse Expo exhibit hall admission to all Fire News readers. Free exhibit hall admission includes admission to three days of exhibits, opening ceremonies and keynote presentation, networking events, and the fire service parade and flea market. To obtain your free exhibit hall pass, email and reference the Fire News promotion.

Firehouse Expo has been supporting America's bravest for 25 years, offering some of the most comprehensive training programs in the industry. Each year, Firehouse Expo brings together over 17, 000 fire, rescue and EMS professionals from across the country to train and educate firefighters and emergency service responders, preparing them for the realities they face in the fire, rescue, and emergency service community. Leading manufacturers pack the exhibit hall with the latest innovations in equipment, apparatus, tools, vehicle accessories, rescue/extrication equipment, training, Hazmat gear and clothing.

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