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Oct
20
Facebook Live Discussion: Getting Ready for Crash Responder Safety Week

October 20

Crash Responder Safety Week, formerly known as National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week, is November 8-14. Make sure you and your department are prepared to engage with your community during this critical week by joining NVFC directors David Lewis and Judy Thill from Maryland and Minnesota, respectively, and director of training at the Emergency Responder

Oct
27
Webinar – Folding Time: How to Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time

October 27

You don’t have time to do everything; you only have time to do what matters! As leaders we are constantly being asked to do more with less. If we can get clear about those activities that make the biggest difference to our productivity, we can get twice as much done in half the time and

Oct
28
Webinar – Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles: Fundamentals for Firefighters

October 28

Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles operate daily throughout the country, yet many firefighters have not received the essential training necessary to respond to fires and other incidents involving them. This one-hour webinar, hosted by Hexagon Agility and presented by Natural Gas Vehicle Institute, highlights the most critical information firefighters need to know when responding to

Nov
03
Webinar – Attention Pays™: Drive Profitability, Productivity, and Accountability

November 3

To get the results you want, you need to get attention. But most people don’t know how to get it and keep it. People often see attention as a transaction, something to trade, but it’s much more than that. In this workshop presented by Neen James, learn how to leverage personal, professional, and global attention


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IAFC-VCOS and NVFC Release Lavender Ribbon Report Update to Reduce Occupational Cancer Risks

Oct 5, 2021

The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have released an update to the Lavender Ribbon Report that provides 11 best practices for reducing exposure risks and preventing occupationally caused cancer in firefighters. The new Lavender Ribbon Report... Read More ...

RIDE WITH US Series Highlights What It’s Like to Be a Fire Service Volunteer

Oct 5, 2021

The NVFC has partnered with Cottage Lane Productions to provide episodes of the web series RIDE WITH US on the Make Me A Firefighter volunteer recruitment web site. The episodes show members of the public what it’s like to be a fire service volunteer and can be used as a recruitment tool for engaging the public and making the fire department seem... Read More ...

Get Ready for Crash Responder Safety Week

Oct 5, 2021

Crash Responder Safety Week is November 8-14. To help departments get ready, the NVFC is hosting a Facebook Live discussion on Oct. 20 at 2pm ET about how to participate in the event, strategies for engaging the community, and best practices to keep responders safe at crash scenes. Save the date. You can find more resources for Crash Responder... Read More ...

You Don’t Know What Good Feels Like

Oct 5, 2021

Many firefighters don’t think about their own health unless they are experiencing symptoms, but not all serious illnesses have warning signs. Getting regular health evaluations is especially critical for firefighters as lives are on the line. Earlier this year, CRACKYL Magazine spoke with NVFC first vice chair and volunteer firefighter Kevin D.... Read More ...

Take Action to Support the Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services

Oct 5, 2021

Let your voice be heard! You can advocate for legislation that will benefit the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. Use the NVFC’s Action Center to learn about the NVFC’s legislative priorities and easily contact your members of Congress to ask them to support key legislation. You can also visit the NVFC’s advocacy page to find more... Read More ...

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