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Upcoming Events

Webinar – Emergency Responder Stress: Consequences and Coping Mechanisms

December 8

It is common for emergency responders to experience stress, but often we fail to recognize its impact on our performance both on the job and at home. In this webinar

Webinar – NVFC First Responder Helpline: Assistance When You Need It Most

December 14

While many workplaces offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide a range of support for mental health and work-life concerns, volunteer fire departments typically do not. That’s why the

NVFC Regional Wildland Symposium

March 17, 2023

This wildland fire focused event will be an opportunity for fire and EMS personnel from across the region and country to participate in valuable classroom training as well as exchange


April 24, 2023

Visit the NVFC at booth #13016.

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NVFC, VCOS, ISFSI Release Operational Training Guide for Fire Departments

Nov 15, 2022

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS), and the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) joined together to release a new operational training guide for firefighters. Training Volunteer Firefighters to Be Combat Ready is designed to... Read More ...

Focus on Safe Roadway Response This Crash Responder Safety Week

Nov 15, 2022

It’s Crash Responder Safety Week, a time to focus department training on safe traffic incident management practices and raise awareness in the community about the role drivers have in keeping responders safe on the roadways. Each day has a specific theme, all falling under the umbrella theme of “Respect Our Roadside Heroes.” Learn more and... Read More ...

Nomination Period Now Open for the NVFC’s Fire Service Achievement Awards

Nov 15, 2022

Recognize excellence in your fire department by submitting a nomination for the NVFC’s annual fire service achievement awards. Contributions of a lifetime volunteer firefighter, a leader in health and wellness, an outstanding junior firefighter, and a successful junior firefighter program will be honored. Learn more. Thank you to our award... Read More ...

TIM Training and You

Nov 15, 2022

By T.J. Nedrow What can one say in a few paragraphs regarding roadway incident responder safety and training that hasn’t been said already? Very little. Even the newest recruit can grasp the consequences of the lack of safety and operations training. A moment of lapsed judgement and awareness can be monumental and tragic. If you chose to skip... Read More ...

Grant Writing for the Fire & Emergency Services

Nov 15, 2022

The NVFC course Grant Writing for the Fire & Emergency Services educates fire and emergency services personnel on how to write a successful grant narrative in an effort to secure funding for their local fire/EMS department. Students will also be introduced to a variety of funding opportunities, including government and private grants. Take this... Read More ...

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