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April 2020

Reset and Recharge: Taking Care of Our Mental Health in Uncertain Times

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has more than just physical health implications. It also creates uncertainty and changes in lifestyle that can have an emotional impact. Firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers may be feeling the impact especially hard as they navigate the new realities of responding and maintaining operations during this crisis. Join Ali Rothrock, founder of On the Job and Off, for this free NVFC webinar to discuss how being a first responder during a…

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Webinar: Surviving the Job – Annual Physicals

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

What do you do as a fire chief when your firefighter tells you they have cancer?

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Webinar: How to Protect Your Nonprofit Organization from Financial Fraud

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Stories of financial fraud are on the rise, but there are steps nonprofit organizations can take to protect themselves. In this free NVFC webinar, Chris Rauch of Vault Consulting will explain why nonprofit organizations may be at risk for fraud, whether from employees or through cyber-attacks and phishing schemes. He will then provide a practical approach to help attendees learn how to safeguard their organization from both internal and external threats of fraud. Register here.

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NVFC Spring Meeting

April 30 - May 2
VA United States

Annual spring meeting of the NVFC board of directors. Learn more and register here. UPDATE: The meeting will be held virtually instead of in-person.

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May 2020

Webinar: Why Everyday Health Decisions are Important in Reducing Cancer Risks for Firefighters

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Improving firefighter health and lessening the risks for critical illness such as cancer takes a multi-pronged approach. While operational considerations such as decon are necessary, research increasingly suggests that personal modifiable risk factors, such as nutrition, fitness, tobacco use, and sleep, are key predictors of injury, loss, and developing cancer. Join the NVFC and Sara Jahnke, PhD, Director of the Center for Fire, Rescue, and EMS Health Research for a discussion current research of these modifiable risk factors and why…

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June 2020

International Hazmat Response Teams Conference

June 4 - June 6
Hilton Baltimore, 401 W Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Visit the NVFC at booth #507.

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Webinar: Surviving the Job – Decon Procedures

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

What do you do as a fire chief when your firefighter tells you they have cancer? How do you prevent this conversation from happening? This free webinar explores decon procedure options for your department to lessen the risks of occupational cancer. This is one of a six-part cancer risk reduction webinar series from the IAFC-VCOS and NVFC. Register here.

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Webinar: Fire Chief Authority Under NFPA Standards

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Many volunteer and small-town fire chiefs often find it challenging to fully implement NFPA standards in their departments. What you may not realize is that fire chiefs have the power to decide which NFPA standards to use and how to use them (except when state law requires otherwise). Join Chief Joe Maruca of West Barnstable (MA) Fire Department for this free NVFC webinar to learn how small-town fire chiefs can use their power to modify and adapt NFPA standards to…

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NVFC Training Summit

June 26 - June 27
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista Resort, 8100 Lake St
Orlando, FL 32836 United States
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This event will provide attendees with the opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in valuable classroom training.

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July 2020

Webinar: Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Quality leadership is essential for the fire and emergency services to accomplish your mission and improve your department. Join Steve Hirsch, NVFC Chair, for this free webinar that will examine leadership styles, qualities, and best practices to help your department function at a high level and avoid fire and emergency services leadership pitfalls. Register here.

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