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Make Behavioral Health a Priority in Your Department

May 3, 2016: Firefighters, EMTs, and other emergency responders routinely face situations that can impact their behavioral health. Responding to traumatic incidents; dealing with stress in and out of the station;...
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Washington Youth Program Provides Skills Training to Future Firefighters

May 3, 2016: By Alex Avila It’s the middle of a gorgeous day in Kennewick, WA. The sun is shining, the springtime air is warm, and I’m standing here watching 25 high-school students coming together to practice...
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Congressional Hearing Investigates PSOB Delays

May 3, 2016: PSOB Director Hope Janke to speak at NVFC board meeting on May 6 On April 26 the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to examine “The need for more timeliness and transparency: Oversight of the...
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PSOB Reform Bill Introduced in the House

May 3, 2016: On April 29 the Honoring Emergency Response Officers (HERO) Benefits Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 5123) was introduced in the House by Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ). The aim of the bill is to ensure...
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Firefighter Cancer Registry Act Introduced in the Senate

May 3, 2016: On April 14, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) along with a bi-partisan group of original co-sponsors introduced S. 2799, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, which would create a national cancer...
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Senate Adopts Resolution Recognizing 30th Anniversary of TRANSCAER

May 3, 2016: On April 28 the United States Senate adopted a ceremonial resolution introduced by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recognizing the Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response...
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