Demonstrate the Value of Volunteers with the Cost Savings Calculator

Volunteer fire and EMS departments provide their localities a significant financial savings. The National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Cost Savings Calculator helps departments quantify this savings and make the case for the need for local, state, and federal investments in the department.

Developed with support from VFIS and the NVFC Foundation, the Cost Savings Calculator tool enables you to determine the local cost savings of your volunteer fire or EMS department. You can then customize the corresponding PowerPoint presentation with the results of your findings and details about your department’s service so that you can educate your city/town council, fire department boards, local groups, and other stakeholders about the value that your department brings to the community. These presentations can assist you in advocating for greater support or funding to help your local department thrive.

Access the Cost Savings Calculator here.