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Senate Homeland Security Committee Unanimously Approves AFG/SAFER Reauthorization Bill

May 19, 2017: On May 17, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously passed S. 829, the AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017. S. 829 extends the Assistance to...
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NVFC Launches Code of Conduct

May 16, 2017: By Joe Maruca, NVFC Director (MA) Firefighters are among the last public officials that are still widely respected in the community. Citizens think highly of us and thank us for the work we do. We are...
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National EMS Week: May 21-27

May 16, 2017: May 21-27, 2017, is National EMS Week, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) thanks all emergency medical personnel for their dedication and the lifesaving services they provide every day....
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Free Course: Leadership for Volunteer Emergency Medical Services and Rescue Providers

May 16, 2017: In honor of National EMS Week, the NVFC has made its course Leadership for Volunteer Emergency Medical Services and Rescue Providers FREE for the next two weeks. Quality leadership is essential for...
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Congress Passes FY 2017 Appropriations, Including Funding for Major Fire Service Programs

May 16, 2017: On May 5, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (H.R. 244) was signed into law. The bill provides funding for federal agencies and grant programs through the end of FY 2017. Under H.R. 244, the...
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It’s National Women’s Health Week! Focus on Your Heart Health so You Can Serve Strong

May 16, 2017: To all of our female firefighters and emergency responders: Did you know that heart attack is a leading cause of on-duty firefighter fatalities among women? All of these deaths over the last decade...
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