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We encourage all members of the fire and emergency services to use the information available on our web site so that you can watch what is happening in Congress and directly contact your lawmakers to let them know how you feel about current federal issues. Use the resources below to learn more about legislative issues affecting the volunteer emergency services and how you can take action.

Take Action - Use Engage to Contact Congress 
Engage is a grassroots advocacy tool that makes it easy for you to communicate with your U.S. Representative and Senators. Through Engage, the NVFC posts draft letters to elected officials and federal agencies that subscribers can use to send to their elected officials simply by entering their contact information and clicking send. The NVFC sends out legislative alerts when new letters are posted. Access Engage now and sign up for Legislative Alerts.

Legislative Priorities
The NVFC advocates for a series of legislative priorities that will benefit the fire, emergency medical, and rescue services.

Communicating with Congress
This guide provides information to help you become a grassroots advocate and educate elected officials about issues and legislation that are critical to the fire and emergency services. Topics covered include writing an effective letter, meetings with members of Congress, developing a public relations strategy, and using the NVFC as a resource.

Video: How to Influence Elected Officials

Additional Resources

These additional resources can help you learn about the legislative process and what you can do to get involved.