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Message from the NVFC Chair on 9/11/2019

Sep 11, 2019: Today we remember the nearly 3,000 innocent lives that were taken on September 11, 2001. I remember where I was when the first word came, when the events unfolded and when those towers collapsed...
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What Do You Say to Someone Struggling from Emotional Trauma?

Sep 10, 2019: By Chief Jared Meeker Reprinted from the NVFC Firefighter Strong newsletter You might already know that mental health conditions occur at higher rates for first responders compared to the general...
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Free Course: Leadership for Volunteer Emergency Medical Services and Rescue Providers

Sep 10, 2019: According to NVFC Chair Steve Hirsch, “Leadership in local departments is critical to not only how the department operates on a day to day basis, but has a direct relationship on the safety of our...
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Tell Congress to Pass the Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act!

Sep 10, 2019: The Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act (VESRRA) was introduced in July by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representatives Peter King (R-NY) and Bill...
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Legislation Introduced to Address Emergency Responders’ Exposure to PFAS

Sep 10, 2019: On July 31, Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Corey Gardner (R-CO), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced S. 2353, the Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances (PFAS) Act. The...
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Submit Your Presentation Proposal for the 2020 NVFC Training Summit

Sep 10, 2019: The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) will host its sixth Training Summit on June 26-27, 2020, in Orlando, FL. The NVFC is now accepting proposals from qualified instructors and speakers for...
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