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Wildland Fire Assessment Program Training

July 10

The Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) will teach you how to work-side-by-side with homeowners to identify threats around their property that may be susceptible to wildfires. The two-day course is taught in a train-the-trainer format and features both classroom and a hands-on component. Register by July 8.

Fire-Rescue International

August 8

Visit the NVFC at booth #3559

NVFC Fall Meeting

September 19

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NVFC Holds Training Summit in Concord, NC

Jun 12, 2018

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) held a Training Summit on June 1-2 in Concord, NC. This is the fourth Training Summit hosted by the NVFC and was made possible thanks to a federal Fire Prevention and Safety Grant. The event drew 124 fire and emergency service members from 28 states to learn about critical health and safety topics.... Read More ...

New Public Safety Officers’ Benefit Regulations to Take Effect on June 14

Jun 12, 2018

On May 15 the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a Federal Register notice explaining a final rule updating regulations over the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program. PSOB provides a statutory death benefit to certain survivors of public safety officers who are fatally injured in the line of duty, disability benefits to public safety... Read More ...

Fire Department Code of Conduct

Jun 12, 2018

It is critical for fire and emergency service agencies to have – and enforce – a code of conduct for its members. This protects the department and its members by providing specific expectations, responsibilities, and behaviors that all members must adhere to. It requires members to uphold public trust, treat the public and each other... Read More ...

Free Course: Being Fair to Everyone: Why Diversity & Inclusion are Important

Jun 12, 2018

The NVFC is offering its course Being Fair to Everyone: Why Diversity & Inclusion are Important FREE for a limited time. This course is aimed at increasing participants’ cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills in order to benefit fire and emergency service organizations by promoting the inclusion of different identity groups and by... Read More ...

Diversifying Fire Department Membership

Jun 12, 2018

As fire and emergency service departments look for new recruits, reaching out to currently untapped audiences is a great place to start. NVFC research shows that millennials, women, and minorities have a high interest in volunteering in the fire service, and yet these groups are largely underrepresented in the U.S. fire service. Department... Read More ...

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