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PA Fire Safety Summit

November 16

The PA State Fire Commissioner’s Office and National Fire Protection Association are hosting a Fire Safety Summit November 16-17 in Harrisburg, PA. It is taking place in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute’s Conference and Dinner.

PFESI Conference and Dinner

November 17

27th Annual Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Conference and Dinner – “Defining Our Future.”

NVFC Spring Meeting

April 19, 2018

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NVFC Holds Fall Meeting in Kearney, NE

Oct 10, 2017

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) held its fall board meeting on September 27-29 in Kearney, NE. The board is comprised of directors from 49 state fire associations and meets twice a year to conduct council business, hold committee meetings, and guide the direction of the Council. Highlights of the meeting included the following. A... Read More ...

First Alert Collaborates with NVFC to Develop Online Training Course for Volunteer Fire Departments

Oct 10, 2017

Training and corresponding smoke alarm donations assist departments in community-based fire safety education and alarm installation programs In a fire, seconds count. Early warning from a properly functioning smoke alarm can provide life-saving detection and critical escape time to family members. Unfortunately, too many homes lack working smoke... Read More ...

How Fire Service Culture Can Drive Good Behavioral Health

Oct 10, 2017

By David Ballard, PsyD Service before self. This core value and others embedded in the fire service culture emphasize the sense of honor, duty, and sacrifice for the greater good that makes firefighters iconic heroes in our communities. Even the most desirable characteristics can have a downside, however, and the associated expectation to be... Read More ...

Free Course: FC-303: Fire Corps in Public Education

Oct 10, 2017

Fire Corps teams can be a great asset to help a department impart important fire and life safety messages in the community. In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the NVFC is offering the course FC-303: Fire Corps in Public Education FREE for the next two weeks. This course provides information and activities that can be used to teach participants how... Read More ...

New Video Reminds Firefighters to Take Action to Prevent Cancer

Oct 10, 2017

The NVFC has released a new animated infograph to provide firefighters with proactive steps they can take to prevent cancer. Cancer is one of the leading threats facing firefighters, but there are many specific actions each person can take to lessen the risks and protect themselves. Make health a priority so you and your crew can Serve Strong now... Read More ...

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