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Peer Support Team Certification Academy

February 26

This 4-day intensive, 40 hour academy is for new members of Fire Peer Support Teams, Emergency Response Teams, and current members who may not have had a peer support team certification training.

FDIC International

April 23

Visit the NVFC at booth #13073

NVFC Training Summit

June 1

This event provides an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in valuable classroom training. Attendees will be able to select six out of 12 breakout sessions to attend, with sessions addressing key topics in first responder health and safety. Scholarships are available for NVFC members.

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Register Now for the NVFC Training Summit

Feb 20, 2018

Scholarships available for two-day classroom training event Registration and course selection is now open for the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Training Summit. The Summit will take place June 1-2 in Concord, NC, and is open to all volunteer firefighters, EMTs, department leadership, and other fire department personnel from across the... Read More ...

Two More Departments Receive Josh Cellars $5,000 Training Grants

Feb 20, 2018

Grants will be awarded to 10 volunteer departments nationwide to help with training Firefighters are often called upon for medical emergencies, active shooters, search and rescue, chemical explosions, and an array of other incidents. The additional responsibilities of all-hazard prevention, response, and mitigation require greater training demands;... Read More ...

Free Course: Fireground Accountability – Daring Not to be a Statistic

Feb 20, 2018

Firefighters and emergency service personnel operate in a dangerous profession. Influencing behavioral changes and shifting attitudes towards risk-reduction practices is key to achieving higher safety measures. The NVFC course Fireground Accountability – Daring Not to be a Statistic is designed to help volunteer departments identify best... Read More ...

Implementing a Fire Prevention Program: Best Practices from the New Hartford Fire Department

Feb 20, 2018

By William Wren The modern fire service has undergone a significant change when it comes to our role in the community. For three centuries, American fire departments were a reactionary force. When things happen, we respond. This mindset dates back to the time of Ben Franklin. But the 21st century firefighter is seeing a new responsibility – a... Read More ...

FY 2017 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Application Period is Open

Feb 20, 2018

The FY 2017 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant application period is open through Friday, March 16, 2018 at 5pm ET. Part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants, the FP&S grant supports projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death... Read More ...

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