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Upcoming Events

Webinar: Learning the Basics – The Role of a Board of Directors and Finance Committee Member

September 25

Vault Consulting’s Chris Rauch will take participants on a journey into the role of a finance committee and teach participants how to read a set of financial statements to help ensure they are able to fully exercise their fiduciary duty to their organization. Next, participants will go back to the basics as the responsibilities of

Firehouse Expo

October 8

Visit NVFC booth #318.

NVFC Fall Meeting

October 23

The NVFC is holding its fall meeting in Augusta, GA.

Symposium in the Sun

November 14

Visit the NVFC at booth 25.

Recent News

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Message from the NVFC Chair on 9/11/2019

Sep 11, 2019

Today we remember the nearly 3,000 innocent lives that were taken on September 11, 2001. I remember where I was when the first word came, when the events unfolded and when those towers collapsed – and I know many of you have those memories as well. My first thoughts when the first tower collapsed was just a stunning realization of how many... Read More ...

What Do You Say to Someone Struggling from Emotional Trauma?

Sep 10, 2019

By Chief Jared Meeker Reprinted from the NVFC Firefighter Strong newsletter You might already know that mental health conditions occur at higher rates for first responders compared to the general public. We are routinely exposed to physical and emotional trauma, sometimes on a daily basis. Most people in this world do not see what we first... Read More ...

Free Course: Leadership for Volunteer Emergency Medical Services and Rescue Providers

Sep 10, 2019

According to NVFC Chair Steve Hirsch, “Leadership in local departments is critical to not only how the department operates on a day to day basis, but has a direct relationship on the safety of our firefighters. I encourage departments to take a look at the leadership series of classes offered by the NVFC to enhance their ability to manage their... Read More ...

Tell Congress to Pass the Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act!

Sep 10, 2019

The Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act (VESRRA) was introduced in July by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representatives Peter King (R-NY) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ). The bill clarifies the tax status of length of service award programs (LOSAPs), making it easier to set up and administer plans and... Read More ...

Legislation Introduced to Address Emergency Responders’ Exposure to PFAS

Sep 10, 2019

On July 31, Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Corey Gardner (R-CO), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced S. 2353, the Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances (PFAS) Act. The bill directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop best practices, training, and educational programs to reduce, limit, and prevent... Read More ...

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