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Webinar: Reaching Through the Screen with Social Media

May 19

Social media is a cost-effective vehicle for fire departments to reach members, potential volunteers, and donors. However, engaging fire department stakeholders goes beyond just pushing out emails and posting on social media. Fostering relationships and building trust over technology requires a simple, yet strategic approach. Join Dr. Candice McDonald as she highlights strategies for you

NVFC Training Summit

May 21

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 with responders from across the U.S.

Safety Stand Down: Rebuild Rehab to Protect Your Firefighters

June 8

Safety Stand Down takes place on June 20-26. This year’s theme is “Rebuild Rehab” and focuses on the critical importance of a comprehensive rehab program to mitigate the physiological and mental impacts of firefighting. Join the NVFC’s first vice chair Kevin D. Quinn, Dr. Eduardo Dolhun, the founder of DripDrop ORS, NVFC director from New

Onboarding New Volunteers: Strategies for Long-Term Retention

June 9

Volunteer fire departments are constantly recruiting new members into their ranks. One of the most important, but often overlooked, steps in the recruitment process is onboarding new firefighters. The long-term retention of firefighters begins with the onboarding process. Join Jason Decremer, PhD, director of certification for the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, for

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NVFC Board Appoints CEO, Elects Officers, and Hears from Secretary Mayorkas at Spring Meeting

May 4, 2021

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Board of Directors held its 45th annual spring meeting from April 19-23, 2021. Due to ongoing pandemic safety requirements, the meeting was held virtually. 58 directors representing 39 states attended. The meeting resulted in many important actions, including the appointment of a CEO and the election of... Read More ...

Applications for MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway Due June 1

May 4, 2021

Need new gear for your volunteer fire department? Applications are being accepted until June 1 for MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway. Thirteen fire departments will each receive four sets of turnout gear and four helmets to enhance the safety of their firefighters. The applicant or department chief must be a member of the NVFC; MSA is... Read More ...

Save the Date for the 2021 NVFC Recruitment & Retention Experience

May 4, 2021

Apply now for a stipend to the 2-day training conference The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) will host its inaugural Recruitment and Retention (R&R) Experience on September 17-18 in Cleveland, OH. This interactive educational and networking conference is open to all volunteer firefighters and EMS providers nationwide, with sessions... Read More ...

Brooks x Academy First Responder Collection Now Available

May 4, 2021

Academy Sports + Outdoors and Brooks have teamed up to support people who keep the world running with the launch of a special, limited-edition Brooks x Academy First Responder shoe collection. For every purchase, a donation of $10 is made to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and American Nurses Foundation, up to $25,000 each, to support... Read More ...

Focus on Behavioral Health in May

May 4, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and emergency responders face many behavioral health challenges such as post-traumatic stress, depression, and addiction. Focus on what you can do individually and as a department to support positive behavioral health initiatives. The NVFC’s Share the Load program has resources to help, including the... Read More ...

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