Common Voices advocates participated in the 20th Annual Congressional Fire Services Institute activities the week of April 1-4, 2008 in Washington, D.C. Advocates used their time in our nation’s Capitol to conduct follow-up visits to key Senators and Congressman, continuing their support of the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act. Common Voices advocates also joined over 2,200 fire service leaders for the annual dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Connecticut Avenue.


Pictured left to right: Wayne Gey, Sharon Gey, Shane Ray, Vina Drennan, US Fire Administrator Greg Cade, Justina Page and Vickie Pritchett prior to the CFSI dinner at the Motorola sponsored Board of Directors reception.

Common Voices BOD

Pictured left to right:
Justina Page, Amy Acton, Vickie Pritchett, John Viniello,
Bonnie Woodruff, Donna Henson, Vina Drennan, Gail Minger.


Pictured left to right: Vickie Pritchett, Bonnie Woodruff, Patricia Adkins, Meri-K Appy and Amy Acton visit following the CFSI dinner at the Mason Lankford award reception, which this year honored Hal Bruno.

Common Voices booth

Gail Minger, Vickie Pritchett, and Vina Drennan prepare the Common Voices booth for the activities on the Mall, held on Wednesday prior to the CFSI dinner in Washington, D.C.

CFSI dinner

Pictured left to right: Â Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Bonnie Woodruff, Vickie Pritchett, Amy Acton, and David Paulison, FEMA Director visit following the dinner to discuss ways the organizations are working together to build a Fire Safe America.

CFSI dinner

Vickie Pritchett expresses gratitude to Chief Greg Cade, U.S. Fire Administrator for his recent position paper on residential fire sprinklers.

CFSI dinner

Chief Shane Ray spoke with Senator Joe Biden prior to the CFSI dinner, in which Sen. Biden addressed the record crowd.