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Leveraging Online Training at Your Volunteer Department: How to Make it Work

April 15

The fire service is built on tradition and change can be difficult, but the need to maximize productivity, achieve compliance, and reduce expenses through training is becoming more critical. Join Vector Solutions for this free webinar on how to embrace the cultural shift to virtual learning and enhance your department’s training to ensure your members

NVFC Spring Meeting

April 19

The annual spring meeting of the NVFC board of directors will be held virtually in 2021.

Webinar – Folding Time: How to Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time

April 20

In your department, state association, at the national level, and even in your personal life, are you looking for a way to do more with less time? Understanding which activities make the biggest difference to our productivity can result in getting twice as much done in less time. This program presented by nationally-renowned speaker Neen

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Kevin D. Quinn Appointed as NVFC Interim CEO During Transition Period

Apr 6, 2021

With the loss of the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) longtime CEO Heather Schafer on March 15, the Executive Committee has appointed Kevin D. Quinn as interim CEO. Quinn has served on the NVFC Board of Directors since 1983 representing Rhode Island and is past chair and current first vice chair of the organization. “It is with great... Read More ...

Enter to Win One of Nine Intelagard® Macaw CAFS Backpacks

Apr 6, 2021

The NVFC has teamed up with Intelagard and National Foam for a special giveaway program. Nine NVFC members will win a Macaw® compressed air foam system (CAFS) backpack for their department. Each package will also include a nozzle kit, five gallons of Knockdown® firefighting foam, and four gallons of EasyDECON® DF200 to assist departments in... Read More ...

Get Ready for National Volunteer Week, April 18-24

Apr 6, 2021

National Volunteer Week is coming up on April 18-24, and this is a great time to both recognize the volunteers in your department and recruit new members. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is also marking the occasion with a series of initiatives to support the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue community. Throughout National Volunteer Week,... Read More ...

New Issue of CRACKYL Magazine Now Available

Apr 6, 2021

The inaugural issue of CRACKYL Magazine is now available. This firefighter lifestyle and wellness magazine features articles and information focused on issues that affect day-to-day happiness for firefighters and their families, including health, fitness, relationships, finance, and stress. Check out pages 67-68 for an article by NVFC chair Steve... Read More ...

Virtual Fire Service Training: Increasing Attendance and Reducing Costs

Apr 6, 2021

By Kenn Fontenot Zoom, Zoom, Zoom. It almost sounds as if we are attending a NASCAR Sunday afternoon race. With COVID-19 safety measures restricting in-person meetings, office work, and training sessions, distance digital contact has become a normal way of conducting business. Restrictions on access, number of people allowed to gather, and other... Read More ...

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