NVFC Policy Statement on Minimum Training Standards
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) recommends that all volunteer fire departments in the United States set a goal that personnel attain, at a minimum, a level of training that meets or exceeds NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications or an equivalent state standard in order to engage in fire suppression.
- The NVFCoffers a series of live and on-demand online training opportunities, as well as on-site trainings. Click here to view the NVFC's course offerings.
- The NVFC has also compiled a list of additional training opportunities and resources. Click here to learn about additional training.
- Click here for scholarship resources for first responders and their families.
NVFC White Paper on Training
The NVFC is committed to ensuring that volunteer firefighters have an appropriate level of training to safely and effectively carry out their responsibilities. As part of its efforts, the NVFC has released a white paper concerning training in the volunteer fire service. Click here to download the white paper on training.