Click here to report anti-volunteer bias, contact the NVFC’s Volunteer Advocacy Committee, or learn more about threats to the right to volunteer.

  • Guide for Families of Volunteer Firefighters
    Guide for Families of Volunteer Firefighters

    A new guide from the NVFC helps families navigate the volunteer fire service life and provides guidance for keeping family relationships strong. Learn more and access the guide.

  • Share the Load
    Share the Load

    Behavioral health is just as critical as physical health and safety. The NVFC has launched the Share the Load behavioral health campaign. Access resources, including the Fire/EMS Helpline at

  • NVFC Virtual Classroom
    NVFC Virtual Classroom

    The NVFC offers dozens of online courses through the Virtual Classroom. The courses are on-demand and self-paced, which means you set your schedule. Learn more and view course catalog.

  • Help Volunteers Impacted by Disasters
    Help Volunteers Impacted by Disasters

    The NVFC Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund provides stipends to help volunteer firefighters, EMS personnel, and rescue workers impacted by a state- or federally-declared disaster.

    Learn how you can help.

  • Disaster Preparedness Resources
    Disaster Preparedness Resources

    Find resources available to first responders to help prepare their departments and communities for disasters. Click here.

  • Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade Heats Up: 50 Fire Departments Receive Grants Totaling $235,500

    Georgia-Pacific today announced it will award $235,500 in Bucket Brigade grants to 50 fire departments for equipment critical to firefighters’ safety. Since the grant program started in 2006, Georgia-…


  • Register Now: National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training

    Training for safer, faster, stronger, more integrated incident response Three injury crashes occur every minute in the United States, putting nearly 39,000 incident responders potentially in har…


  • Volunteer Fire Service Faces Many Challenges, but the NVFC is Here to Help

    A recent article from The Voice of America takes a look at the challenges fire departments face in recruiting and retaining volunteers. Although volunteers currently make up 70 percent of the fire ser…


  • 8 Simple Rules for Applying to AFG

    With the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period opening soon, the team at has released a quick and easy presentation outlining eight simple things you can do to i…


  • Information and Guidance on Ebola for EMS Systems and Providers

    Article Update: On Oct. 15, The NVFC, CFSI, IAFC, and IAFF sent a letter to the Health and Human Services Secretary regarding Ebola and the emergency response community. Find resources for Ebola and t


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