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Upcoming Events

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!

PFESI Conference and Dinner

November 17

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

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Safety Stand Down Starts June 18

Jun 13, 2017

Take the quiz for chance to win challenge coin The 2017 Safety Stand Down is next week, and all fire departments are asked to use this opportunity to focus on training and education relating to this year’s theme of “Mayday, Self Rescue, and Rapid Intervention.” The full week of June 18-24 is designated to allow a chance for all duty shifts to... Read More ...

NVFC Holds Training Summit in Myrtle Beach

Jun 13, 2017

Nearly 100 firefighters from across the country gathered in Myrtle Beach, SC, on June 9-10 for the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Training Summit. The event provides an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in valuable classroom training on topics relating to fire service health, safety, recruitment,... Read More ...

New Issue of the NVFC Helpletter Now Available

Jun 13, 2017

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has released the third issue of The Helpletter, the newsletter of the Share the Load™ behavioral health support program. The issue will be mailed to all U.S. fire departments and all NVFC individual members, and it is also available for download on the NVFC web site. Many firefighters, EMTs, and rescue... Read More ...

Free Course: Is Your Department at Its B.E.S.T.?

Jun 13, 2017

Safety Stand Down is June 18-24, and now is a great time to ensure your department is serving at its B.E.S.T. As part of an ongoing focus on firefighter health and safety, the NVFC created the Volunteer Firefighter Health and Safety Priorities, which are set forth in a series of B.E.S.T. practices divided into four main focus areas: Behavior,... Read More ...

NVFC Chair Takes Firefighter Health Message on the Road

Jun 13, 2017

National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Chair Kevin D. Quinn has a very personal connection to the message of annual medical evaluations for firefighters – a routine physical saved his life. Quinn was unaware he had a dangerous heart condition until a firefighter physical uncovered abnormalities. He is now taking his message on the road to... Read More ...

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