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Apply for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant to Fund Needed Gear and Resources

Oct 11, 2016: The application period is now open for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. These grants are intended to help fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations...
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NVFC Adopts Position Supporting Firefighter Physicals

Oct 11, 2016: The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Board of Directors adopted a position during its recent fall meeting to support medical assessments for all firefighters. Firefighters are at increased risk...
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History, Not Words, Spell Tradition

Oct 11, 2016: By Tim Bradley, CFO, EFO, FIFireE Since 1889, when the North Carolina General Assembly established by law the NC State Firemen’s Association, the term “fireman” has evolved into a much more...
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NVFC Meets with Congressman Steny Hoyer to Discuss FEMA Grant Programs

Oct 11, 2016: On October 4 representatives from the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) met with U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, to discuss...
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Congress Funds Federal Government Through December 9

Oct 11, 2016: On September 29 Congress passed a continuing resolution funding the federal government at FY 2016 levels into December. Passage of the continuing resolution, which was signed into law by President...
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Senate Committee Passes Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act

Oct 11, 2016: Action on VRIPA Possible After the Election On September 21 the Senate Finance Committee approved legislation exempting nominal benefits that volunteer emergency responders receive as a reward for...
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