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Upcoming Events

NVFC Training Summit

June 14

This signature NVFC event features classroom training on topics critical to the fire and emergency services as well as an opportunity to share ideas and best practices and network with responders from across the U.S. Travel stipends are available to NVFC members.

MSFA Convention and Conference

June 15

Visit the NVFC booth. NVFC also providing keynote address.

Safety Stand Down

June 16

This year’s theme is “Reduce Your Exposures: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility.” Use this week to focus fire department training and education on cancer prevention.

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National Volunteer Fire Council Recognizes Volunteer EMS Practitioners during National EMS Week

May 17, 2019

National EMS Week begins on Sunday, May 19, 2019, and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States, including the hundreds of thousands of individuals serving their communities as volunteer EMS practitioners. Volunteer EMTs and paramedics go the extra mile to... Read More ...

Make Behavioral Health a Priority

May 14, 2019

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and firefighters and EMS responders have increased risk of behavioral health issues such as PTSD, anxiety, addiction, and burnout. Take time to educate yourself and your department on the risks and what to do if help is needed. This video explains the warning signs of some common firefighter behavioral health... Read More ...

Free Course: Emergency Vehicle Safe Operations

May 14, 2019

Each year firefighters and EMS providers are injured or killed while responding to an incident. The NVFC is offering the course Emergency Vehicle Safe Operations FREE for a limited time. This course provides an overview of best practices in emergency vehicle safety and is a companion to the NVFC’s guide, Emergency Vehicle Safe Operations for... Read More ...

Westport Explorers Receive NVFC Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award

May 14, 2019

The Westport (MA) Fire Department Explorer Post #774 was presented with the NVFC Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award at a special ceremony at their department on May 10. NVFC Massachusetts director Mike Bird was among the presenters. The ceremony was held at the department so that all of the junior firefighters could attend. Learn more... Read More ...

Register for the NVFC Training Summit, June 14-15 in Portland, OR

May 14, 2019

The NVFC Training Summit is just one month away! Join us on June 14-15 in Portland, OR, for this signature fire and emergency services training event. Classroom sessions cover critical topics including health, safety, leadership, recruitment, retention, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to network and share best practices with fire... Read More ...

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