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Jun
20
Safety Stand Down

June 20

The theme of the 2021 Safety Stand Down is “Rebuild Rehab.” Departments are encouraged to suspend non-emergency activities that week to focus on training and education related to this year’s theme.

Jun
22
International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

June 22

The conference is being held virtually in 2021.

Jun
30
Biking for First Responder’s Mental Health

June 30

Marc Warren will embark on a one-day, 100 percent human-powered bicycle ride through the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage to raise awareness about the importance of firefighter/EMS behavioral health and raise funds for the NVFC’s Share the Load program. The ride is in honor of NVFC CEO Heather Schafer, who passed away in March.

Jun
30
Webinar: COVID-19 Recovery Funds & Emergency Response Districts – Accessing Aid for Special Districts

June 30

In this webinar, the National Special Districts Coalition and the National Association of Emergency and Fire Officials will present on key programs available to fire protection and emergency services districts for COVID-19 relief, and how fire protection and emergency services districts should advocate for access to State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. Attendees will learn


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First Three Recipients Announced in the Intelagard Macaw® CAFS Backpack Giveaway

Jun 15, 2021

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), Intelagard, and National Foam have united to support the volunteer fire service by awarding nine NVFC members with a Macaw® Backpack compressed air foam system (CAFS) and nozzle kit, five gallons of Knockdown® firefighting foam, and four gallons of EasyDECON® DF200. Each package is worth $6,500.... Read More ...

Last Chance! Apply for Pandemic Supply Donation by June 18

Jun 15, 2021

FirstNet®, Built with AT&T has teamed up with the NVFC to donate pandemic supplies to volunteer fire and EMS departments to help increase the safety of responders. Available supplies include vinyl gloves, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and reusable face coverings. Up to $900,000 worth of pandemic supplies will be awarded. But hurry –... Read More ...

Enter to Win an MSA Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet

Jun 15, 2021

NVFC members can enter to win a new Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet, courtesy of MSA. The jet-style design of the helmet reduces snag hazards, provides a personalized fit, and houses its own integrated light module, and the soft goods are removeable, washable, and replaceable. The deadline to enter is June 30, with the winner announced in July. This is... Read More ...

‘Are You Okay?’ Firefighters and Psychological Rehab

Jun 15, 2021

While today’s fire departments typically recognize and address the cancer and cardiac threats facing firefighters, it is time we apply the same kind of care and expertise to the mental health of first responders when they are exposed to traumatic events. This article by NVFC member Hersch Wilson for Fire Engineering addresses one of the critical... Read More ...

Fire Station Construction Grants Act Introduced in the House of Representatives

Jun 15, 2021

On June 4, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Mike Bost (R-IL), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the Fire Station Construction Grants Act, H.R. 3728. The bill would authorize a one-time $1 billion appropriation to be administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help local fire and EMS agencies modify, upgrade, and build... Read More ...

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