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Upcoming Events

Nov
04
Wildland Urban Interface Conference

November 4

This virtual conference focuses on education and resources for preparing communities in the wildland-urban interface before the next wildfire strikes.

Nov
05
Webinar – Hostile Events: Preparing Your Emergency Services Organization for an ASHER Incident

November 5

As active shooter incidents become more prevalent, fire and EMS departments need to be ready so they can respond in the safest and most effective way. Join the National Volunteer Fire Council and International Association of Fire Chiefs for this free webinar on best practices to plan and prepare for an active shooter/hostile event response

Nov
12
Webinar: Recruiting Exceptional Crew Members in Competitive Times

November 12

Using data driven tactics to draw in and keep qualified candidates is essential to the future of the fire service. Join ESO for this free webinar to discuss current recruitment trends and how to change recruitment tactics using risk reduction impacts in the community and a data-driven development program. This session will provide tools and

Nov
16
Winter Fire Safety: Engaging & Educating Your Community During COVID-19

November 16

With winter approaching, fire poses new threats to public safety. The holidays have traditionally been a time for departments to engage with the communities they serve regarding fire safety, but how do you do so during a pandemic? Join us for this Facebook Live discussion on the NVFC’s page: National Volunteer Fire Council. Lt. Michael


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NVFC Calls on Fire Departments to Respond to the NFPA 2020 Needs Assessment Survey

Oct 27, 2020

National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) chair Steve Hirsch calls on volunteer and combination fire departments across the country to respond to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2020 Needs Assessment survey. “The NFPA Needs Assessment Survey is a once-every-five-years survey that looks at what fire departments are being asked to... Read More ...

NVFC Holds Virtual Fall Board Meeting

Oct 27, 2020

NVFC board members and staff participating in a virtual happy hour. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Board of Directors meets twice a year to conduct Council business, hold committee meetings, and guide the direction of the organization. Due to the pandemic, the planned 2020 in-person fall meeting moved to a virtual format that took place... Read More ...

Apply for an AFG-S Grant to Fund COVID-19 Equipment and Supplies

Oct 27, 2020

Volunteer and combination fire departments can apply for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant COVID-19 Supplemental program to help fund PPE and other supplies that support COVID-19 response. FEMA is hosting an application walkthrough webinar on October 29 to help you navigate the process. The NVFC also recently held a FEMA grants update webinar... Read More ...

The Art of Making Decisions

Oct 27, 2020

We all make decisions every day. Yet as a firefighter or officer, the decisions we make – both operationally and administratively – can be tough and have far-reaching consequences. So how do you make decisions that are timely, efficient, and effective? NVFC Louisiana director Kenn Fontenot explores the art of decision-making in this article for... Read More ...

Webinar: Preparing Your Emergency Service Organization for an ASHER Incident

Oct 27, 2020

As active shooter incidents become more prevalent, fire and EMS departments need to be ready so they can respond in the safest and most effective way. Join the NVFC and IAFC for this free webinar on November 5 at 2pm ET on best practices to plan and prepare for an active shooter/hostile event response (ASHER) incident. Register. Read More ...

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