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  • Fire Prevention Week
    Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11. This year's theme is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." Learn more

  • 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 www.nvfc.org/help.

  • 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.

  • NVFC Adopts Positon on Freelancing and Self-Dispatching

    The National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Health, Safety, and Training Committee, working with the Department of Justice, developed the following position regarding self-dispatching and freelancing…

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  • Kickstarter Project for Firefighters Needs Support

    The team who developed ALIVE, a free, interactive training program for firefighters, has initiated a Kickstarter project for firefighters. Since 2013, more than 100 U.S. fire departments and approxima…

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  • Be Disaster Aware/Take Action to Prepare All Year Long

    National Preparedness Month ends on Tuesday with America’s PrepareAthon, an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through drills, group discussion…

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  • National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend to be Held October 11-12

    The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend will take place October 11-12 in Emmitsburg, MD. This year’s ceremony will honor the lives of 98 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2013 as…

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