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Virginia Fire & Rescue Conference

February 20

The NVFC’s deputy CEO, Dr. Candice McDonald, will present Engaging Limited Resource Community Members in the Fire Service on Saturday, February 25.

Live Discussion: Serve Strong — The Importance of Firefighter Physicals

February 21

February is American Heart Month, and this is a great time for firefighters and EMS providers to focus on their health. Join the NVFC and subject matter experts to learn

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NVFC Announces 2023 Training Summit Will Focus on Volunteer Responder Health, Safety, Recruitment, and Retention

Feb 1, 2023

Registration is now open and travel stipends are available The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is excited to announce that the 2023 Training Summit will feature tracks focusing both on first responder health and safety topics as well as volunteer recruitment and retention. Taking place June 23-24 in Oklahoma City, OK, this signature... Read More ...

Deadline Extended! Submit Your Nominations for the NVFC’s Annual Achievement Awards

Jan 24, 2023

You still have time to submit your nominations for the NVFC’s annual fire service achievement awards to recognize excellence in your department. The nomination deadline has been extended to January 31 for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Chief James P. Seavey Sr. Health and Wellness Leadership Award, Junior Firefighter of the Year Award, and... Read More ...

Register Now for the Regional Wildland Symposium

Jan 24, 2023

The NVFC’s inaugural Regional Wildland Symposium is less than two months away. There is still time to register for this event taking place March 17-18 in Box Elder, SD. Attend sessions and share ideas relating to key topics in wildland fire response and mitigation, with a focus on the Plains region. The Symposium has been approved for CEUs... Read More ...

Fire/EMS Departments and First Responders Eligible for Discount on GET-A-GRIP Gloves

Jan 24, 2023

Gloves have been permeation tested against fentanyl, heroin, and gastric acid Fentanyl is killing Americans all across the country at unprecedented rates. As the heroin and fentanyl epidemic continues to grow, emergency responders who come in accidental contact with these dangerous drugs are at great personal risk. PH&S Products, LLC (PH&S)... Read More ...

The Many Tests of a Firefighter Leader

Jan 24, 2023

Fire service officers face many tests on a daily basis, and not all of them have easy answers. This article for CRACKYL by NVFC member Chief John Conyn explains how the choices you make as a leader directly impact your organization and ways to productively, reasonably, and effectively respond to the many tests you face. Read More ...

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