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NVFC Recruitment & Retention Experience

September 17

The NVFC R&R Experience is a new interactive education and networking conference that will bring together fire and EMS personnel from across the country to participate in valuable classroom training and idea exchange relating to volunteer emergency service staffing issues.

Facebook Live: Engaging the Public During Fire Prevention Week

September 21

The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week, taking place October 3-9, is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” and focuses on educating the public on the different sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Lt. Michael O. McLeieer, past president of the Michigan State Firemen’s Association, will be joined by Andrea Vastis, senior director

Webinar – Science to the Street: Research-Based Public Education and Firefighter Training

October 7

Join UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) for this free webinar focused on FSRI’s education and training resources for fire departments. Senior content specialist Jennifer Williams will discuss FSRI’s Close Before You Doze and Smoke Alarm Friendship Stories public fire safety programs and share ways to spread the word in your community. Instructional design manager

NVFC Fall Meeting

October 13

Annual fall meeting of the NVFC board of directors.

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NVFC Support Fund Helps Responders in Need

Sep 10, 2021

Projections show the damage caused by Hurricane Ida may total $95 billion. Emergency responders were among the victims of this destruction. The Louisiana State Firemens Association estimates 6,300 firefighters have been impacted in Louisiana alone. The National Volunteer Fire Council’s Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund helps eligible volunteer... Read More ...

NVFC Receives FP&S Grant to Focus on Volunteer Emergency Responder Health and Safety

Sep 10, 2021

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has been awarded a Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to further its firefighter health and safety initiatives and reduce line-of-duty injuries and deaths. FP&S grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program and support... Read More ...

NVFC Issues Joint Statement on Protecting and Preserving the EMS Workforce from COVID-19

Sep 7, 2021

The NVFC, along with other major national fire and EMS organizations, has issued a Joint Statement on Protecting and Preserving the Emergency Medical Services Workforce in the Face of COVID Surge. The statement encourages key EMS stakeholders and the EMS workforce to work collaboratively to develop and implement a multi-disciplinary strategy to... Read More ...

Download the Recruitment & Retention Edition of Firefighter Strong

Sep 7, 2021

The NVFC has released a special recruitment and retention edition of the Firefighter Strong newsletter, which was mailed to all volunteer and combination fire departments in the U.S. If you missed the print issue, you can now view it online. Articles focus on an array of volunteer staffing topics, including leadership, behavioral health, mentorship... Read More ...

Tell Congress to Fund the Fire Station Construction Grants!

Sep 7, 2021

The Fire Station Construction Grants Act (H.R. 3728) would authorize a one-time $1 billion appropriation to help local fire and EMS agencies modify, upgrade, and build new stations or training facilities. Use the NVFC’s Legislative Action Center to ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor H.R. 3728. Watch this video to learn more. Read More ...

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