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Fire Prevention Week: Engaging Audiences During a Pandemic

September 22

Sponsored by California Casualty. Learn more about insurance options for firefighters and EMS providers at  Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10) is typically a time for fire departments to connect with their communities, hold open houses, and distribute fire prevention and recruitment messages. So how do you engage with the community during a pandemic? Join

Webinar: Becoming an Ally to Foster Diversity & Inclusion in the Fire Service

September 25

Sponsored by First Arriving, Lincoln Financial Group, and Verizon How can you be an ally for diversity and inclusion in your department? The path to becoming an ally is a lifelong process of fostering relationships that are built on trust, consistency, advocacy, and accountability. It is key for fire service leaders to understand their role

Webinar: Leadership Sets the Example for Cancer Prevention

October 13

In this free webinar, Chief Brian McQueen and Chief John Buckman will discuss the role leaders play in protecting personnel from occupational cancer risks and creating change in the fire department. This is one of a six-part cancer risk reduction webinar series from the IAFC-VCOS and NVFC. Register here.

NVFC Fall Meeting

October 14

Annual fall meeting of the NVFC board of directors. This meeting will be held virtually.

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Anheuser-Busch and the NVFC Continue to Support Volunteer Fire Departments Battling Wildfires

Sep 15, 2020

The Tuolumne County (CA) Fire Department received a rapid response donation of water through the Anheuser-Busch Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters program to help keep their firefighters hydrated while battling California wildfires. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) teamed up with Anheuser-Busch for a second year to help... Read More ...

Recipients in FL and IL Announced for MSA’s and DuPont’s 2020 Globe Gear Giveaway

Sep 15, 2020

Departments will each receive four sets of new turnout gear and four new helmets MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are helping volunteer fire departments obtain much-needed gear through MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway. In 2020, 13 departments will each receive four new sets of turnout gear and four new helmets... Read More ...

NVFC Receives Grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation

Sep 15, 2020

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has received a $25,000 grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions. Through this grant, the NVFC will be able to provide critical health and safety training to volunteer firefighters and EMS providers. “We appreciate the Motorola Solutions Foundation’s... Read More ...

It Could Never Happen Here: Preventing Suicides in the Volunteer Fire Department

Sep 15, 2020

By Hersch Wilson I want to start with an emotion. Imagine, right now, in your department, that you get the call that one of your members has killed him or herself. It might be someone who you’re close to, gone on hundreds of calls with, shared dark fire department humor. Maybe someone you thought of as a rock. Maybe (like in our department)... Read More ...

Free Course: Preventing & Coping With Suicide in the Fire & Emergency Services

Sep 15, 2020

It’s Suicide Prevention Month, and the NVFC is offering the course Preventing & Coping with Suicide in the Fire & Emergency Services FREE for a limited time. This course will help you recognize the signs and symptoms preceding suicide, understand what resources are available for departments and individuals, and navigate the healing... Read More ...

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