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Upcoming Events

Small Town Chief Seminar

March 23

NVFC seminar covering leadership, recruitment, and health and wellness.

Small Town Fire Chief Seminar

April 6

NVFC presenting sessions on leadership, recruitment, and health and safety.


April 9

Visit the NVFC at booth #13073.

CFSI Symposium and Dinner

April 24

NVFC presenting a sessions on firefighter cancer and behavioral health as well as preventing occupational injury, illness, and death.

Recent News

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NVFC Announces 2019 Award Winners

Mar 19, 2019

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce the 2019 winners of its four national fire service awards. Wylie Donaldson, Jr., will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Rosenbauer America; Brian McQueen will receive the Chief James P. Seavey Sr. Health and Wellness Leadership Award, co-sponsored by Ward Diesel... Read More ...

Fire Service Organizations Issue Anti-Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination Statement

Mar 19, 2019

Members of the fire and emergency services pledge to serve and protect their communities from hazards of all kinds. Yet instances of bullying, harassment, and discrimination within the emergency services ranks persist. These actions are detrimental to the fire service, putting members in danger, discouraging people from joining or staying in the... Read More ...

NVFC Not Soliciting Funds By Phone

Mar 19, 2019

The NVFC does NOT solicit donations from anyone via phone. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a voice for volunteer firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and rescue workers, has received information from several members who have been contacted by solicitors asking for donations... Read More ...

The Pain of Opioid Responses

Mar 19, 2019

Responses to opioid emergencies are far from routine. What used to be purely medical responses have now turned into potentially complex incidents requiring a high level of situational awareness. This article by NVFC West Virginia Director Tom Miller for Fire Engineering looks at the safety and emotional challenges opioid responses pose to first... Read More ...

Free Course: Obesity in the Fire Service

Mar 19, 2019

Diabetes Alert Day is March 26, and firefighters are at risk for diabetes as well as obesity, which is a risk factor for diabetes. The NVFC has made the course Obesity in the Fire Service FREE for a limited time. The NVFC partnered with the HOPE Health Research Institute to study obesity in the fire service. This course outlines the findings of the... Read More ...

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