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NVFC Awarded FP&S Grant to Support Health and Safety Initiatives

Sep 13, 2016: The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has been awarded a $1,069,174 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant to continue its work to increase the health and safety of fire, EMS, and rescue...
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FEMA Announces FY 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application Period

Sep 13, 2016: FEMA has announced that the FY 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period will be open from October 11-November 18. AFG provides funding to fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS...
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Make Behavioral Health a Priority in Your Department

Sep 13, 2016: Photo courtesy of Lauralee Veitch. Firefighters and EMTs are at a high risk of many behavioral health issues, such as PTSD, depression, stress, addiction, and others. If left untreated, these...
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Grow Your Ranks Part 2: Facebook for Volunteer Fire/EMS Departments

Sep 13, 2016: By Dave J. Iannone In this three-part series, Dave Iannone discusses how to boost your volunteer fire/EMS department’s online recruitment efforts through your web site, Facebook, and Google for...
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NVFC Releases Updated Junior Firefighter Program Handbook

Sep 13, 2016: The National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) National Junior Firefighter Program has released the 2nd edition of its Junior Firefighter Handbook. Made possible by support from Tyco, the guide...
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Volunteer to Help with Health Research

Sep 13, 2016: The NVFC has partnered with the University of Arizona to study the diesel particulate matter (DPM) in diesel exhaust and its affect on firefighters’ health. We are looking for 20 volunteer...
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