Morrison Named Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award Winner

Feb. 26, 2024
The Congressional Fire Services Institute and Motorola Solutions chose IAFF Chief of Field Services Patrick Morrison as the 2024 honoree.

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and Motorola Solutions are proud to announce that Mr. Patrick Morrison is the recipient of the 2024 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. The award will be presented on April 29th at the 34th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner.

Morrison currently serves as Chief of Field Services at the International Association of Fire Fighters. Throughout his career in the fire service, which began in 1982 with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Morrison has committed his time and energies to the health and wellness of firefighters and emergency medical personnel. Among his many accomplishments, he was the primary leader in establishing the Fairfax County Public Safety Occupation Health Center in 1997, which provides an array of health services to firefighters and law enforcement personnel. At IAFF, Morrison played a crucial role in the IAFF/IAFC Fire Service Joint Labor-Management Wellness/Fitness Initiative. In recent years, he has led the IAFF’s effort in developing a broad range of other programs that address behavioral health challenges afflicting all firefighters.

"Pat Morrison was cut out of the same cloth as Mason Lankford and the previous recipients of this award,” said CFSI President Jim Estepp. “His work has profoundly impacted all firefighters, bringing greater awareness to the health and safety risks associated with the job while reducing these risks to make a dangerous job safer for all firefighters. Anyone with the good fortune of working with Pat appreciates what he has meant to our nation's firefighters and emergency services personnel."

"On behalf of Motorola Solutions, I congratulate Pat Morrison for receiving the 2024 Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award," said Mike Leonard, Vice President of Motorola Solutions Sales and Services. “Through our involvement on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Board of Directors, I have developed a greater appreciation for Pat's commitment and dedication to our nation’s firefighters. His concern for their health and safety is reflected in the groundbreaking work he has performed throughout his career."

Information about the 34th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner is available by clicking here.  The symposium will feature a seminar program covering a broad range of national fire and life safety issues and opportunities to interact with federal officials and your peers.


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