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Upcoming Events

Feb
25
Wildland Fire Assessment Program Training

February 25

The course is a four-part, train-the-trainer series that covers understanding the WUI problem, identifying the zones, evaluating the home, and available resources. Students will be able to take the classroom information, along with a toolkit and supplemental resources, back to their respective departments and teach personnel how to properly conduct a home assessment for residents

Mar
21
IAFC Wildland Urban Interface Conference

March 21

Attend the NVFC’s Wildland Fire Assessment Program training on March 24.

Mar
24
Wildland Fire Assessment Program Training

March 24

The course is a four-part, train-the-trainer series that covers understanding the WUI problem, identifying the zones, evaluating the home, and available resources. Students will be able to take the classroom information, along with a toolkit and supplemental resources, back to their respective departments and teach personnel how to properly conduct a home assessment for residents

Apr
06
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.


Recent News

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Firefighter Cancer Registry Act Introduced in Congress

Feb 15, 2017

On February 7, U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-NY) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), along with 77 original cosponsors, introduced the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act (H.R. 931). On February 15, Senators Menendez (D-NJ), Murkowski (R-AK), Klobuchar (D-MN), Rubio (R-FL), Blumenthal (D-CT), Booker (D-NJ), Daines (R-MT), Franken (D-MN), Gillibrand... Read More ...

Fourth NFPA Fire Service Needs Assessment Report Shows Progress, but Significant Challenges Remain

Feb 7, 2017

By Dave Finger, NVFC Chief of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs In November the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the Fourth Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service. The report was based on responses to a survey that the NFPA circulated to the entire fire service in 2015. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), along with... Read More ...

Apply for Free Turnout Gear through the 2017 Globe Gear Giveaway

Feb 7, 2017

Eligible departments can apply for four sets of gear at www.nvfc.org/globe-gear-giveaway Turnout gear is vital to protect responders in their everyday operations. However, the National Fire Protection Association’s Fourth Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service reported that 13 percent of departments do not have enough personal protective... Read More ...

Serve Strong with a Healthy Heart

Feb 7, 2017

Imagine being on a call, with your entire crew counting on you, and you are physically unable to perform at your best. Or worse, you have a medical emergency or cardiac event during critical operations. These scenarios put your crew and the people you are protecting in jeopardy. With heart attack the leading cause of on-duty deaths, and many... Read More ...

NVFC Highlights Traffic Incident Management Resources

Feb 7, 2017

Many responders across the country are killed or injured while addressing traffic incidents. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is working with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to promote safe and effective Traffic Incident Management (TIM) to help reduce the risk of death or injury. The NVFC has created a TIM resource page... Read More ...

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