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Webinar: Lithium-Ion Batteries & Energy Storage Systems Series, Part 2 — A Deep Dive into What Your Fire Department Needs to Know

June 1

The use of modern energy storage system (ESS) technology, including lithium-ion batteries, has exponentially increased over the last decade and is now in almost every facet of our daily lives.

Safety Stand Down Roundtable Talk: Lithium-Ion Batteries – Are You Ready?

June 5

Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in products and equipment ranging from laptops and smartphones to electric vehicles and energy storage systems. As their usage grows, firefighters need to be prepared


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Enter to Win an NVFC Scholarship to Columbia Southern University

May 18, 2023

Two NVFC members will each be awarded a scholarship for up to 60 credit hours Education can open more doors for members of the fire service. However, traditional in-person learning can be too time-consuming for volunteers who already lead busy lives. Many volunteer responders are now choosing to pursue online education, which is more convenient,... Read More ...

NVFC Testifies Before Congress Regarding AFG, SAFER, and USFA Reauthorization

May 16, 2023

On May 11 the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing regarding “Reauthorizing the U.S. Fire Administration and Fire Grant Programs: Evaluating Effectiveness and Preparedness for Modern Challenges.” The National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Georgia... Read More ...

Reps. Molinaro and Kuster Introduce Volunteer Firefighter Tax Deduction Bill

May 16, 2023

Last week Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY) and Ann Kuster (D-NH) introduced H.R. 3104, the Helping Our Heroes Act. This bill would establish an “above the line” tax deduction for the time volunteer firefighters donate to their communities. Specifically, the Helping Our Heroes Act allows volunteer emergency responders, including firefighters, ambulance... Read More ...

First Recipient Announced for 2023 MSA Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet Giveaway

May 16, 2023

Congratulations to the first recipient of the 2023 MSA Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet Giveaway, Raymond Ravare! Ravare serves his community as a volunteer firefighter at the Ophir Rural Fire Department in Gold Beach, OR. The MSA Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet Giveaway, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), gives volunteer responders... Read More ...

The Mental Health Benefits of Running

May 16, 2023

While running is well known for its physical benefits, it can also act as a powerful mental health tool. This can be beneficial for first responders who encounter high levels of stress daily. Not only can running reduce anxiety and soothe stress, but it can actually rewire your brain’s response to stressful situations so you are better prepared... Read More ...

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