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Facebook Live Discussion: Managing Stress During the Holiday Season

December 3

The holiday season can be a difficult time for firefighters, EMS providers, and their families, and this year brings the additional stress of the pandemic. What can you do to manage stress and focus on behavioral health this holiday season? Join us for this Facebook Live discussion on the NVFC’s Facebook page: National Volunteer Fire

Firehouse Expo

December 8

Firehouse Expo is virtual in 2020 and free to attend.

Webinar: Leadership Sets the Example for Cancer Prevention

December 8

In this free webinar, Chief Brian McQueen and Chief John Buckman will discuss the role leaders play in protecting personnel from occupational cancer risks and creating change in the fire department. This is one of a six-part cancer risk reduction webinar series from the IAFC-VCOS and NVFC. Register here.

Webinar – Tips for the New Training Officer: Bridging the Gap Between NFPA 1041 and the Real World

January 14, 2021

You have just become the new training officer for your department, but have you been given enough instruction on how to actually lead the program? There is often a gap between what you learned in your fire instructor courses and NFPA 1041 and the reality of leading a volunteer fire department training program. Join Christopher

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Major Fire Service Organizations Call for Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Dec 1, 2020

The International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Fire Fighters, National Association of State Fire Marshals, and National Volunteer Fire Council urge governors and state health officials to make career and volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics a top priority level for COVID-19 vaccines. We are vital parts of the... Read More ...

A Message from the NVFC Chaplain on Managing Holiday Stress

Nov 24, 2020

By Chaplain John F. Long Jr. The holiday season is upon us, but this year many of us will experience these celebrations in very different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Years of traditions will be honored differently, as how, where, and with whom we celebrate the hallmarks of the season are altered to reduce the spread of the virus. While we... Read More ...

NVFC Research Highlights Challenges and Solutions to Fire Service Retention

Nov 24, 2020

An article in the November issue of the NFPA Journal highlights new retention research conducted by the NVFC that delves into why volunteers leave fire departments, the disconnect between why leaders think volunteers leave and why they actually leave, and what departments can do to positively impact volunteer retention. Read article. Read the full... Read More ...

Support the NVFC On GivingTuesday

Nov 24, 2020

GivingTuesday is December 1, and people from around the world will be supporting causes they believe in. It is our hope that the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) will be included on the list of organizations that you will be donating to this holiday season. Each and every day, more than 600,000 volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, and... Read More ...

Directory of Behavioral Health Professionals Available

Nov 24, 2020

Being a firefighter or EMS provider brings unique challenges that can impact behavioral health. The NVFC has created a Directory of Behavioral Health Professionals that lists local providers who understand these unique challenges and are ready and equipped to help responders and their families. The directory is updated monthly as new providers are... Read More ...

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