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Retirement or Resignation?

Jul 19, 2016: By Chief Joe Maruca Courtesy of Smoke Showin’ Lately I’ve heard from a couple of fire departments about long term call/volunteer members retiring and their chiefs or town administrators refusing...
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Legislative Victory! House Votes to Increase Volunteer Fire Assistance Funding by $2 Million

Jul 19, 2016: On July 13 the U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment supported by the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) increasing funding for the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program from $13...
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Apply Now for a Scholarship to Columbia Southern University

Jul 19, 2016: Since 2009, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) have partnered to offer scholarships to NVFC members to help them achieve their educational goals. This...
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Make Me A Firefighter: Six Steps to Recruitment Success

Jul 19, 2016: Finding and recruiting potential volunteers is a multi-step process that requires dedication, follow-up, and follow-through.  The NVFC’s Make Me A Firefighter campaign was designed to help...
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Fire and EMS Departments Rally to Help after West Virginia Floods

Jul 19, 2016: The severe flooding on June 23-24 in West Virginia had a devastating impact on the affected communities, including the local fire and EMS departments. When departments were left with ruined gear and...
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Actions for Reducing Firefighter Cancer Risks

Jul 19, 2016: The Interagency Board has released Recommended Actions Related to Reducing the Known Risk of Cancer in Fire Fighters. The paper addresses one of the leading causes of firefighter fatalities –...
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