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Upcoming Events

Webinar: Reducing Occupational Cancer Risks in the Fire Service

March 18

Understanding how and where firefighters are exposed to carcinogens is an important step towards mitigating occupational cancer risks. Join Dennis Wolf, fire management consultant with the University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service, to learn more about exposures to carcinogens, the dangers of soot, contamination control activities, and risk reduction strategies for the fire station,

NVFC Membership Meeting

March 24

This online meeting is open to all state, individual, department, and corporate members of the NVFC. Attendees will hear reports on the NVFC’s business and financial operations. State member representatives may vote on matters raised at the meeting.

Webinar: ESO

April 8

More details and information coming soon!

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MSA and the NVFC Partner to Provide XF1 Helmets to Volunteer Firefighters

Mar 1, 2021

MSA 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 that are NVFC members will receive a personalized MSA Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet in 2021. To be eligible to enter,... Read More ...

Safety Stand Down 2021: Rebuild Rehab

Feb 23, 2021

Departments advised to suspend all non-emergency activities during the week of June 20-26 Firefighting puts intense strain on firefighters, both physically and mentally. It is critical that firefighters receive a comprehensive rehab program after fire incidents or intense training to ensure their physiological and psychological wellbeing. To... Read More ...

Connecting in an Unconnected World

Feb 23, 2021

Keeping volunteers connected and actively engaged with the department are critical components to member retention. Yet the pandemic has created challenges to maintaining these personal connections. This article by NVFC member Quentin Cash for Fire Engineering discusses how department leaders can keep those connections alive and strengthen the... Read More ...

Apply for a SAFER Grant to Support Firefighter Recruitment and Retention

Feb 23, 2021

The application period for FEMA’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is open through March 12. Fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations can apply for funding to support recruitment and retention initiatives for volunteer and paid firefighters. Learn more. See how to use the NVFC’s Make Me A... Read More ...

NVFC Grant Writing Course Free for a Limited Time Thanks to MSA

Feb 23, 2021

MSA’s Globe Products is sponsoring the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) course Grant Writing for the Fire and Emergency Services through August 15. That means all members of the fire and emergency services can take the course free of charge to help them prepare their grant applications. The timing coincides with the application period for... Read More ...

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