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2024 Safety Stand Down Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Fire Training Fundamentals

May 16, 2024: In support of this year’s Safety Stand Down campaign, June 16-22, the Safety Stand Down Sweepstakes Quiz is now live, featuring questions that reinforce key messages and practices behind this...
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Achieve Your Educational Goals With an NVFC Scholarship to Columbia Southern University

May 16, 2024: Two NVFC members will each be awarded a scholarship for up to 60 credit hours Volunteer first responders lead busy lives, which can make it difficult to pursue personal goals such as higher education....
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Update on AFG and SAFER Funding and Reauthorization

May 7, 2024: There has been big progress in the fight to reauthorize the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants, and the U.S. Fire Administration...
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Access NVFC Resources for Commenting on the OSHA Emergency Response Standard

May 7, 2024: On February 5, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modernize the agency’s “Fire Brigades” standard with a proposed new...
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NVFC Tackles OSHA Proposed Standard, Honors Award Recipients at 2024 Spring Meeting

May 7, 2024: NVFC Board of Directors The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) held its annual board of directors meeting on April 25-27 in Arlington, VA. Sixty-eight directors from 43 states were in attendance....
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A Mother’s Journey: Navigating Volunteer Firefighting and Motherhood

May 7, 2024: By Rick Markley Like many over the age of 45, Sandra Sokol’s introduction to the fire service came from the 1970s TV show Emergency! Like many women, she juggled a career, motherhood, and a divorce....
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