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Upcoming Events

Webinar: Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services

July 16

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.

Webinar: Surviving the Job – Changes and New Material for the Lavender Ribbon Report

August 11

This free webinar will reveal the latest changes and updates to the Lavender Ribbon Report. This is one of a six-part cancer risk reduction webinar series from the IAFC-VCOS and NVFC. Register here.

Webinar: Youth Firefighter Programs

August 12

More details and information coming soon!

Fire-Rescue International: Virtual Experience

August 19

In place of the usual FRI conference this year, the IAFC will hold a virtual event for the fire service.

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NVFC Holds Training Summit Virtual Preview

Jul 7, 2020

Recorded sessions now available on-demand On June 26-27, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) held a virtual preview of the 2021 Training Summit. This two-day online training event featured keynote speakers and panel discussions, followed by breakout sessions to enable participants to ask questions and further discuss the themes that had been... Read More ...

NVFC Recruitment & Retention Experience Postponed to 2021

Jul 7, 2020

In response to the continuing effects of the worldwide pandemic, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has postponed its inaugural in-person Recruitment & Retention (R&R) Experience. This two-day, interactive conference focuses on volunteer fire department staffing issues and will now take place September 17-18, 2021, in Cleveland, OH.... Read More ...

Empowering Women in the Fire Service

Jul 7, 2020

By Judy Thill When you picture a firefighter or emergency medical services (EMS) provider, what image comes to mind? For most people, the answer would be a man in turnout gear or an EMS uniform. Yet a growing number of women are breaking this stereotype and proving they have what it takes to serve their communities in this remarkable way. Swelling... Read More ...

NVFC Partners with TargetSolutions to Provide Online Training to Members

Jul 7, 2020

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to partner with TargetSolutions to provide additional operational training and education opportunities to the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue community at no cost. TargetSolutions is offering a cadre of 10 online firefighter continuing education courses to all members of the NVFC.... Read More ...

Being Fair to Everyone: Why Diversity & Inclusion are Important

Jul 7, 2020

This course is aimed at increasing the participants’ cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills in order to benefit fire and emergency service organizations by promoting the inclusion of different identity groups and facilitating teamwork. Take this important training for FREE for a limited time in the NVFC Virtual Classroom. Note:┬áThe NVFC... Read More ...

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