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.

  • 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


  • Departments in North Carolina and Pennsylvania Awarded Gear in Globe Giveaway

    Globe, DuPont, and NVFC teamed up to award 52 sets of gear in 2014 Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more…


  • Michigan Enacts Two-Hatter Protection Law

    On October 15, Michigan’s governor signed into law HB 4624, state legislation introduced by Representative Joseph Haveman that enables career firefighters to volunteer in their off-duty time. The law…


  • NVFC Represents U.S. at International Conference on Women in the Fire Service

    The International Association of Fire and Rescue Service’s Women in the Fire Service Commission (CTIF) met in Tokyo, Japan, on September 29. Representatives from Canada, Finland, Japan, Russia, Serbia…


  • Register with SAM Now to Apply for AFG, SAFER, and FP&S

    Fire departments, non-affiliated EMS agencies, and other entities eligible to apply for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER…


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