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NVFC Spring Meeting

April 25

Annual spring meeting of the NVFC board of directors.

R&R Coffee Talk: 5 Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Populations

April 27

Join Dr. Candice McDonald, Chief Joel Cerny, and special guest Paul Acosta as they discuss five tips for building a volunteer fire department that reflects the diversity of your community.

Webinar: Wildfire — It Knows No Boundaries

May 1

Instructor: Bill Arsenault Each year, the frequency and intensity of wildfires are growing. They are destroying land across the globe and are taking lives in communities and firefighting organizations of

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NVFC Seeks Training Coordinator

Apr 19, 2024

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the premier nonprofit association serving the volunteer fire, emergency, and rescue services for more than 45 years. Today, the NVFC serves as the voice of over one million volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel on the national level and provides valuable training, programs, and other resources. The... Read More ...

Comment Period Extended for OSHA’s Updated Emergency Response Standard

Apr 9, 2024

On February 5, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modernize the agency’s “Fire Brigades” standard with a proposed new “Emergency Response Standard.” This NPRM’s publication triggered the beginning of a public comment period that was initially scheduled to... Read More ...

AFG and SAFER Funding Reduced in FY 2024 Funding Legislation

Apr 9, 2024

On March 23, President Biden signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 118-47). This law provides funding to portions of the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2024, including fire related programs and agencies. Below is a summary of how much this law provides each of the National Volunteer Fire Council’s... Read More ...

The NVFC First Responder Helpline is There When You Need It

Apr 9, 2024

If you need assistance, the NVFC First Responder Helpline is here for you! NVFC members and their household family can call the Helpline for moments of crises and for help with work-life stresses. The Helpline provides confidential counseling, resources, and referrals for a range of issues including stress management, anxiety, family conflict,... Read More ...

Adding Life to Your Years

Apr 9, 2024

Did you know that April is Physical Wellness Month? As an emergency responder, taking care of your health is especially important as it increases your ability to serve safely and effectively. Learn about six steps you can take to improve your health and prevent chronic disease in this article from CRACKYL magazine. Find additional resources to... Read More ...

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