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Volunteer Voices Live: Face-to-Face Virtual Connections

May 25

Whether you’re struggling to find new members, keep the ones you have, or are eager to share success stories about recruitment and retention, this conversation is for you! Discover fresh new ways to address recruitment and retention challenges during Volunteer Voices Live. The goal of this interactive session will be for you to come away

Webinar: Social Media in the Fire Service: Benefits and Considerations

June 2

Over the last few decades, the world has adopted new methods of communication through the use of technology. Many industries have utilized social media to amplify their messaging and marketing, and the fire and emergency services can reap these same benefits. Yet many small and mid-sized departments don’t leverage social media to its fullest potential.

International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

June 9

Visit the NVFC at booth #617! Also, attend the NVFC’s course “Pipeline Response PREP: Achieving Organizational Readiness for Pipeline Emergencies” on June 10 at 2:15pm ET. Learn more here.

Live Discussion – Safety Stand Down: The Importance of Situational Awareness

June 15

Safety Stand Down is June 19-25, and this year’s theme is “Situational Awareness: The Foundation for Good Decision Making.” Situational awareness is critical during response operations as it can help emergency responders to solve problems, prevent bad outcomes, and make better decisions in high-stress environments. To prepare for Safety Stand Down, join the NVFC and

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Apply for a Scholarship to Columbia Southern University’s Online Degree Program

May 18, 2022

Two NVFC members will each be awarded a scholarship for up to 60 credit hours Online education provides many benefits for the busy lifestyle of a volunteer firefighter. Classes are more convenient; there are broader networking opportunities, subject matter expertise, and resource sharing; and overall, it promotes a healthier work-life balance... Read More ...

Thank You to Our Nation’s EMS Providers!

May 17, 2022

It’s National EMS Week, and the NVFC joins the nation in honoring all of the EMS providers who preform life-saving work in their communities every day. This year’s theme of Rising to the Challenge recognizes that even through challenges and obstacles, volunteer and career EMS professionals continue to respond, support, and care for the needs of... Read More ...

Take the NVFC’s Share the Load Resources Survey

May 17, 2022

Your feedback is needed! The NVFC is interested in learning more about how the resources from our Share the Load program are used. The survey only takes a few minutes and is completely anonymous. Participants will have the option at the end to enter into a drawing for a $50 gift card. Take the survey now. Read More ...

Congratulations to First Recipient of the 2022 MSA Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet Giveaway

May 17, 2022

Next entry period will open June 1 MSA Safety and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are working together to provide the most innovative and up-to-date technology to help first responders improve their health and safety. That’s why three volunteer firefighters who are NVFC members will receive a personalized MSA Cairns® XF1 Fire... Read More ...

Deadline Approaching! Apply for New Turnout Gear by June 1

May 17, 2022

Could your volunteer fire department use four new sets of turnout gear and four new helmets? Then apply for new gear through MSA and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway. Thirteen eligible departments will be awarded new gear in 2022. In addition, MSA Safety is providing an NVFC membership to the first 500 applicants. Learn more and apply. Read More ...

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