“This recognition was awarded to Rep. Moffitt by the NIAFPD Board of Directors. It is the first time the award has ever been presented,” said NIAFPD Legislative Liaison Ronald Kubicki. Mr. Kubicki went on to say that Rep. Moffitt has been such a, “clear and consistent top advocate in the General Assembly for not only fire protection districts, but for all the fire professionals and first responders in our State. The whole fire service in our state consider him one of our greatest supporters in Springfield. We felt it only appropriate to honor him with this first-time award. We are so proud to call him our friend and to honor him for his lifetime of service to our State and fire protection services.”
Moffitt was awarded the recognition at the NIAFPD’s Annual Conference in Oak Brook on Saturday, January 30th. Moffitt was previously awarded the Illinois Association of Fire Protection District’s 2002 Legislator of the Year Award, the Illinois Fire Fighter’s Association 2003 Legislator of the Year Award, the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association’s 2003 Legislator of the Year Award, and the Northern Illinois Alliance of Fire Protection District’s 2004 Legislator of the Year Award. Rep. Moffitt has also served as the Co-Chairman of the Illinois General Assembly Fire Services Caucus since 2004.
“I am humbled to be honored this way by these hard-working fire protection professionals. I share in this award with the outstanding group of fire fighters, first responders, and fire officials we have in the Northern Illinois Alliance of Fire Protection Districts as well as the fire service all across the State of Illinois, who are focused on saving lives and property as well as improving training, programming, and collaboration toward addressing the specialized needs of fire fighters in Illinois,” said Moffitt.
The Northern Illinois Alliance of Fire Protection Districts (NIAFPD) works to foster the exchange of ideas and information among and between Alliance members as well as encouraging and promoting the advancement of common interests of Fire Protection Districts, and developing a regional resource bank of information available to members.