Vice President Joe Biden arrives at the Washington Hilton to drop by a Delaware Volunteer Firefighter Reception, in Washington, D.C., April 16, 2015. Greeters include Anthony Guzzo, President of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association (DVFA); Joseph Zeroles (DVFA), Theodore Walius (DVFA), Stephen Austin (DVFA); Louis Amabili (DVFA); Sean Carrol, Congressional Fire Services Institute. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
Louis J. Amabili, a member of the CFSI Board of Directors since 1994, passed away earlier today following an illness. A member of the Delaware fire service since 1947, Lou gained national recognition in the fire service when President Richard Nixon appointed him to serve on the National Commission for Fire Prevention and Control in 1970, which produced the landmark report, AMERICA BURNING.