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NVFC Spring Meeting

April 6

The National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Spring Meeting is a gathering of state fire, emergency services, and rescue leadership, partners, and corporate members.

NVFC Awards Banquet

April 7

A celebration of the outstanding service and programs in the industry. For award criteria and application information, visit


April 24

Visit the NVFC at booth #13073.

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

May 6

Find additional resources from the NVFC’s Wildland Fire Assessment Program at

Recent News

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Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to Address NVFC Board of Directors

Mar 28, 2017

The Honorable John Kelly, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has accepted an invitation from National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Chair Kevin D. Quinn to provide the keynote address at the NVFC Spring Meeting. The NVFC Spring Meeting will bring together over 100 volunteer fire service leaders from across the country, including... Read More ...

NVFC Announces 2017 Fire Service Achievement Award Winners

Mar 21, 2017

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce the winners of its three national fire service achievement awards. The recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement, Fire Prevention and Education, and Junior Firefighter of the Year awards were selected through a competitive nationwide nomination process. Award winners will be... Read More ...

Hey Firefighter… Cancer is Real… Believe Me!

Mar 21, 2017

By Past Chief Brian F. McQueen There are two young volunteer firefighters who have become great friends through the fire service; they enjoy the friendships and elation of helping others on their worst day. Sadly, statistics have shown that one of these dedicated firefighters, husband/wife, father/mother, and friend will be diagnosed with some form... Read More ...

Free Course: Disease Management for a Stronger, Longer Life

Mar 21, 2017

Diabetes Alert Day is March 28, and it is a great reminder that firefighters have a high risk for many conditions including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and others. The NVFC is making its online course Using Your Lifeline: Disease Management for a Stronger, Longer Life free for the next two weeks. This course will help you identify... Read More ...

Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act Introduced in Congress

Mar 21, 2017

On March 9, 2017, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act (S. 602). Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced identical legislation (H.R. 1481) in the House of Representatives on the same day. The bill establishes tax incentives for property owners to retrofit... Read More ...

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