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Reset and Recharge: Taking Care of Our Mental Health in Uncertain Times

April 2

The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has more than just physical health implications. It also creates uncertainty and changes in lifestyle that can have an emotional impact. Firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers may be feeling the impact especially hard as they navigate the new realities of responding and maintaining operations during this

Webinar: Surviving the Job – Annual Physicals

April 14

What do you do as a fire chief when your firefighter tells you they have cancer?

Webinar: How to Protect Your Nonprofit Organization from Financial Fraud

April 22

Stories of financial fraud are on the rise, but there are steps nonprofit organizations can take to protect themselves. In this free NVFC webinar, Chris Rauch of Vault Consulting will explain why nonprofit organizations may be at risk for fraud, whether from employees or through cyber-attacks and phishing schemes. He will then provide a practical

NVFC Spring Meeting

April 30

Annual spring meeting of the NVFC board of directors. Learn more and register here. UPDATE: The meeting will be held virtually instead of in-person.

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NVFC Expands Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund to Help Responders Financially Impacted by COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

Many volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers are feeling the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide immediate assistance to volunteers in need, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has expanded the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund to allow eligible responders who have suffered an involuntary loss of wages... Read More ...

Free Training Available in the NVFC Virtual Classroom

Mar 31, 2020

With social distancing in place for most of the country, keeping up with department training may be a challenge right now. The NVFC’s Virtual Classroom provides courses that can be taken online, from your home. All courses are free for NVFC members. In addition, we have made the following courses free to all firefighters and EMS providers for a... Read More ...

The Fire Service Family

Mar 31, 2020

The fire service is a family, and this connection is key to successful recruitment and retention of volunteers. This article by NVFC Chair Steve Hirsch for International Fire Fighter Magazine uses the example of the Galena (KS) Volunteer Fire Department to highlight recruitment tactics and fire service strengths that can boost recruitment and... Read More ...

Managing Stress in Uncertain Times

Mar 31, 2020

COVID-19 has brought uncertainty as well as changes to lifestyle and fire/EMS operations that can have an emotional impact. There are many webinars and resources available to help firefighters, EMS providers, and their families during these stressful times. These include the following. Reset and Recharge: Taking Care of Our Mental Health in... Read More ...

R&R Spotlight: Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department

Mar 31, 2020

Facebook and annual mailings have helped the Tennessee City (TN) Volunteer Fire Department gain new recruits. The department runs like a family and encourages members to have fun. Check out this department profile to find inspiration in their success story and learn their tips and best practices for recruitment and retention. Read More ...

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