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Upcoming Events

Dec
07
Webinar: Fireground Communications

December 7

This free webinar from 3M Scott Fire & Safety Application Engineering Team will discuss the importance of fireground communications, common barriers to successful communications, and addressing common communications issues.

Dec
09
Webinar: Fireground Communications

December 9

This free webinar from 3M Scott Fire & Safety Application Engineering Team will discuss the importance of fireground communications, common barriers to successful communications, and addressing common communications issues.

Dec
09
Webinar – Resiliency: Preparing for and Bouncing Back from Difficult Calls

December 9

Join the NVFC and presenter Hersch Wilson for this webinar on building resiliency. Learn how firefighters can emotionally prepare for difficult calls and how we can “bounce back” from the bad ones. The webinar is interactive to encourage participants to share their own best practices.

Apr
07
NVFC Spring Meeting

April 7, 2022

Annual spring meeting of the NVFC board of directors.


Recent News

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NVFC Launches New Course for Families of First Responders

Nov 23, 2021

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has launched a new course for fire service families, just in time for the holidays. Families can be the greatest source of support for firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers, so it is important they understand what their loved one is experiencing and how they can help. The new course, For Those... Read More ...

Legislative Victory! Fire Police Fairness Act Passes House and Senate as Part of PSOB Reform Bill

Nov 16, 2021

On October 27, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting America’s First Responders Act (S. 1511). Then on November 4, the Senate voted unanimously to agree to the House version of the bill. S. 1511 now goes to President Biden to be signed into law. “I’d like to thank Senator Grassley and Representative Pascrell, along with the many... Read More ...

Important Updates to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

Nov 16, 2021

By David Lewis, Maryland Director, National Volunteer Fire Council The application period is now open for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. These grants help fire and EMS departments obtain needed resources such as gear, equipment, vehicles, and training. Important updates to the program have been made that departments need to be... Read More ...

Mentorship Programs for Volunteer Fire Departments

Nov 16, 2021

By Jason Decremer, PhD This article is reprinted from the latest issue of the NVFC’s Firefighter Strong publication. Find more articles with tips, tools, and best practices to help with recruitment and retention, in the full issue here. Your volunteer fire department has gone through the hard work of recruiting a new member. The new member began... Read More ...

Volunteer Fire Departments in WA, KY Awarded Turnout Gear and Helmets through MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway Program

Nov 16, 2021

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are helping volunteer fire departments obtain much-needed gear through MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway. Now in its tenth year, the program has provided over $1 million worth of gear to assist volunteer fire departments in need. In 2021, 13 departments will each receive four sets... Read More ...

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