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Jun
09
SFFMA Training Conference and Convention

June 9

Attend the NVFC’s Wildland Fire Assessment Program training on June 12.

Jun
12
Wildland Fire Assessment Program Training

June 12

Training to be held in conjunction with the SFFMA Training Conference and Convention.

Jun
18

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Senate Homeland Security Committee Unanimously Approves AFG/SAFER Reauthorization Bill

May 19, 2017

On May 17, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously passed S. 829, the AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017. S. 829 extends the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program through 2023 and eliminates a provision in... Read More ...

NVFC Launches Code of Conduct

May 16, 2017

By Joe Maruca, NVFC Director (MA) Firefighters are among the last public officials that are still widely respected in the community. Citizens think highly of us and thank us for the work we do. We are trusted with almost unrestricted access to people’s homes, businesses, and lives. Firefighters are more likely to be given the benefit of the doubt... Read More ...

National EMS Week: May 21-27

May 16, 2017

May 21-27, 2017, is National EMS Week, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) thanks all emergency medical personnel for their dedication and the lifesaving services they provide every day. The theme of National EMS Week this year is “EMS STRONG:  Always in Service.” Use this national recognition week to honor the EMS personnel in your... Read More ...

Free Course: Leadership for Volunteer Emergency Medical Services and Rescue Providers

May 16, 2017

In honor of National EMS Week, the NVFC has made its course Leadership for Volunteer Emergency Medical Services and Rescue Providers FREE for the next two weeks. Quality leadership is essential for emergency medical and rescue services to face current and future challenges. This course examines leadership styles, qualities, and practices to help... Read More ...

Congress Passes FY 2017 Appropriations, Including Funding for Major Fire Service Programs

May 16, 2017

On May 5, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (H.R. 244) was signed into law. The bill provides funding for federal agencies and grant programs through the end of FY 2017. Under H.R. 244, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs each receive $345 million, the... Read More ...

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