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Upcoming Events

Wildland Fire Assessment Program Training

December 7

The Wildland Fire Assessment Program teaches fire service volunteers how to work-side-by-side with homeowners to identify threats around their property that may be susceptible to wildfires. Register by November 16.

Webinar: Volunteer EMS Recruitment

December 11

The NVFC is hosting a free webinar on Volunteer EMS Recruitment: Positive Marketing and Blending with Paid Service. Join presenter Jules Scadden for a discussion on how positive marketing and imaging can improve recruitment and retention for volunteer EMS. Attendees will then learn how to successfully blend paid and volunteer personnel to keep morale high

NVFC Spring Meeting

April 30, 2020

Annual spring meeting of the NVFC board of directors.

NVFC Fall Meeting

October 14, 2020

Annual fall meeting of the NVFC board of directors.

Recent News

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The Mindful Firefighter

Nov 19, 2019

By Hersch Wilson Reprinted from the NVFC Firefighter Strong newsletter One of the regular tasks we do on any fire department is wash trucks. It is a point of pride to have clean vehicles. As a firefighter, in doing so, I have a choice every Saturday morning. I can think that this is a tedious and ridiculous task — the trucks will just become... Read More ...

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

Nov 19, 2019

The NVFC is offering the course Being Fair to Everyone – Why Diversity and Inclusion are Important FREE for a limited time. This course is aimed at increasing the 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 ...

Save the Date for the 2020 NVFC Recruitment and Retention Experience

Nov 19, 2019

New NVFC training opportunity to be held in Cleveland, OH The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce its inaugural NVFC Recruitment and Retention (R&R) Experience. This interactive educational and networking conference will take place September 25-26, 2020, in Cleveland, OH. Pre-register here to save your spot and get... Read More ...

Volunteer Departments in MO, NC Receive New Turnouts from MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway

Nov 19, 2019

Each department will receive four sets of new gear MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have awarded the Stella Rural Fire Department (Rocky Comfort, MO) and Balsam-Willets-Ochre Hill Volunteer Fire Department (Sylva, NC) each with four new sets of turnout gear through MSA’s 2019 Globe Gear Giveaway. Launched in 2012, the... Read More ...

Support the NVFC on #GivingTuesday

Nov 19, 2019

December 3 is #GivingTuesday, and people from around the world will be supporting causes that they believe in. It is our hope that the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) will be included on the list of organizations that you’ll be donating to this holiday season. At over 600,000 strong, volunteers in the fire and emergency services sacrifice... Read More ...

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