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Firehouse Expo

October 18

Visit the NVFC at booth #1449.

Symposium in the Sun

November 10

Visit the NVFC at booth #34.

2016 Safety & Health Conference

December 5

Fire & emergency service personnel will converge from all over the nation to participate in the three day Annual Safety & Health Conference. It is a mutual effort by the Florida Fire Chiefs Association, Florida Fire & Emergency Services Foundation, Florida Professional Firefighters, and the Florida State Fire College to provide a forum to share

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NVFC Board of Directors Holds Fall Meeting in Charleston, SC

Sep 27, 2016

On September 21-23, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Board of Directors held its annual fall meeting in Charleston, SC. The board is made up of representatives from 49 state fire associations and meets as a group twice a year to conduct Council business, hold committee meetings, hear guest speakers, and determine the direction of the... Read More ...

New Edition of The Helpletter Released to Address Firefighter and EMT Behavioral Health Topics

Sep 27, 2016

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has released the second edition of The Helpletter, the newsletter of the NVFC’s Share the Load behavioral health program. This publication, available both in print and online, provides information, tips, and resources to proactively address firefighter and EMT behavioral health. Firefighters, EMTs, and... Read More ...

Departments in ME and NC Receive New Turnout Gear Through Globe Giveaway Program

Sep 27, 2016

Globe, DuPont, and NVFC teamed up to award 52 sets of gear in 2016 Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce the third round of winners in the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway. In its fifth year the Giveaway will provide a total of 13 departments with four sets of new,... Read More ...

Grow Your Ranks Part 3: Google for Nonprofits

Sep 27, 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 Nonprofits. If your department is (or can become qualified as) a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, you can qualify for some amazing benefits from Google’s... Read More ...

NVFC and NFPA Release Standards Guide Focusing on NFPA 1851

Sep 27, 2016

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) teamed up to develop a guide for departments working to understand and implement NFPA 1851 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. With cancer, exposure, and other... Read More ...

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