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Webinar: Planning and Implementing a Training Program

February 11

Running a training program in the fire service can be difficult, even in under the best circumstances. Join Jason Decremer, PhD, director of certification for the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, and Kenn Fontenot, NVFC Louisiana director, for this free webinar that will highlight important aspects of planning and implementing training programs. The

Webinar: Laws That Matter to Fire and EMS Organizations

March 3

The threat of a lawsuit places fire and EMS organizations in harm’s way when something goes wrong in emergency operations, policy adherence, or other organizational practices, but there are effective ways to mitigate potential litigation. Join John K. Murphy, retired deputy fire chief and licensed attorney, for this free webinar to help your department explore

Webinar: Reducing Occupational Cancer Risks in the Fire Service

March 18

Understanding how and where firefighters are exposed to carcinogens is an important step towards mitigating occupational cancer risks. Join Dennis Wolf, fire management consultant with the University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service, to learn more about exposures to carcinogens, the dangers of soot, contamination control activities, and risk reduction strategies for the fire station,

Webinar: ESO

April 8

More details and information coming soon!

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Get Unlimited Virtual Classroom Courses with NVFC Membership

Jan 12, 2021

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) provides dozens of courses and webinars to the fire and emergency services through the Virtual Classroom. Topics include health and wellness, safety and equipment, leadership, preparedness and prevention, recruitment and retention, and more. All courses are now a flat $18. This is the same price as a... Read More ...

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application Period Now Open

Jan 12, 2021

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant application period is now open. This grant helps fire and EMS departments obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other necessities. Find the guidance materials, including the notice of funding opportunity and application checklist, here. Submit applications through... Read More ...

President Trump Signs Bill with COVID Relief, FY 2021 Appropriations, and VRIPA Into Law

Jan 12, 2021

On December 27, President Trump signed into law H.R. 133. This legislation includes FY 2021 funding for the federal government including programs important to the fire and emergency services, various COVID-19 relief measures, and a permanent extension of the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act (VRIPA). Read More ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability for Volunteer Fire and EMS

Jan 12, 2021

Bob Guthrie, NVFC Connecticut director, pictured after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use. States have already received doses and begun the process of distributing them to be administered to high-priority groups like emergency responders, including... Read More ...

The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Washington State

Jan 12, 2021

By Ed Mund, NVFC EMS/Rescue Section director at large Washington State allows paramedics and AEMTs to provide vaccine shots during a declared public health emergency, such as what we are now in with COVID-19. Because this is outside the normal scope of practice for both levels, each county’s EMS system medical program director (MPD) must create... Read More ...

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