Chief Greg Cade to receive CFSI's leadership award

The chief will be honored during the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in April


By Leila Merrill

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Fire Services Institute and Motorola Solutions announced Tuesday in a news release that Chief Greg Cade is the recipient of the 2022 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. 

The award will be presented to Cade on April 7 during the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner.  

Cade has worked in fire service since 1968 and began his career with the Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue Department.

Cade has held a variety of leadership roles at local, state and national levels. He served as chief of the Hampton Division of Fire/Rescue Department for six years and as chief of the City of Virginia Beach Fire Department for nine years.

Cade was named United States Fire Administrator in 2007. Before retiring in 2021, Cade worked for the National Fire Protection Association.

"As fire chief of Prince George's County Fire and Rescue Department early in Greg's career, I realized he had the right attributes and skills to become a leader in the fire and emergency services at the department and national levels," said Jim Estepp, CFSI Vice President. "The pursuit of firefighter health and safety has always driven Greg, and he has always shown a firm resolve to advocate for issues that benefit our nation’s first responders. This award is a well-deserved honor."

The 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner is scheduled for April 6-7. The symposium will include seminars on national fire and life safety issues. More information is available here, and registration is open.

 

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