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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.

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NVFC Not Soliciting Funds By Phone

Mar 15, 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 ...

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

Mar 13, 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 ...

Register Now for the 2019 NVFC Training Summit

Mar 5, 2019

Travel stipends available for two-day classroom training event Registration and course selection are now open for the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Training Summit. The Summit will take place June 14-15 in Portland, OR, and is open to all volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, department leadership, and other fire department personnel... Read More ...

Safety Stand Down 2019 to Focus on Occupational Cancer Prevention

Mar 5, 2019

Agencies should suspend all non-emergency activities during the week of June 16-22 The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the 2019 Safety Stand Down theme. This year’s “Reduce Your Exposure: It’s Everybody’s Responsibility” campaign will take place June 16-22,... Read More ...

Free Course: First Line of Defense – Smoke Alarm Installations

Mar 5, 2019

The switch to Daylight Savings Time on March 10 is the perfect opportunity to remind community members to check their smoke alarms and replace batteries. It is also a great time to provide smoke alarm installation training to your department’s volunteers. The NVFC is offering the course First Line of Defense – Smoke Alarm Installations for... Read More ...

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