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Fire Service Occupational Cancer Symposium

September 7

As the number of firefighters and their families affected by occupational cancer steadily increases, improving education, prevention measures and support are imperative. As part of this effort, the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance is hosting the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Symposium. Presentations and workshops will cover current research, prevention strategies, presumptive legislation, available benefits, and

NVFC Fall Meeting

September 27

The NVFC meeting brings together board members from 49 states. Meet face-to-face, learn from each other, and have open discussions at the 2017 NVFC Fall Meeting!

Firehouse Expo

October 17

Firehouse Expo is a leading trade-show and expo for the fire industry, offering all the behind-the-scenes tools, training, equipment, and exposure to the ideas and inspiration volunteer firefighters need to be the best. The exhibit hall opens Oct. 19 – visit NVFC booth #363.

PFESI Conference and Dinner

November 17

27th Annual Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Conference and Dinner – “Defining Our Future.”

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Free Course: High School Fire & Rescue Academies: How to Build a Successful Program

Aug 15, 2017

As students prepare to head back to school, the NVFC is making its course High School Fire & Rescue Academies: How to Build a Successful Program FREE for a limited time. Many junior firefighter programs, Explorer posts, and cadet programs nationwide have joined forces with local schools to provide a vocational training option for high school... Read More ...

Survival Mediterranean Style

Aug 15, 2017

Preventing Heart Disease, Cancer, and Premature Death among Volunteer Firefighters with a Mediterranean Nutrition and Lifestyle Intervention By David Rainey, MD, MPH, M.Ed Firefighters and other emergency responders face many dangers while on the job, including exposure to smoke, chemicals, severe heat stress, and other environmental hazards. As a... Read More ...

Free Hazmat Training Available through ALERT Grant

Aug 15, 2017

Do you feel adequately prepared to respond to a hazmat incident? Equip yourself with the knowledge today! The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) partnered with six fire service organizations, including the National Volunteer Fire Council, to provide free hazmat training for volunteer and remote emergency responders through the... Read More ...

Help Your Community Mitigate Wildfire Risks through the Wildland Fire Assessment Program

Aug 15, 2017

Do you live in the wildland-urban interface (WUI)? Every year, wildfires destroy millions of acres and countless homes in the WUI. Wildfire mitigation improves a home’s survivability and also keeps firefighters safer when they are on the front lines. You can help your community lessen their wildfire risks through the Wildland Fire Assessment... Read More ...

Call for Presentations for NFPA Conference

Aug 15, 2017

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is accepting proposals for presentations at the 2018 NFPA Conference and Expo, which takes place June 11-14, 2018, in Las Vegas, NV. NFPA is particularly interested in presentations addressing community risk reduction, firefighter health and safety, energy storage systems and photovoltaics, and... Read More ...

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