NVFC Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant
October 3, 2023
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has received a $35,000 grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions. Through this grant, the NVFC will be able to continue and expand upon critical training initiatives for the volunteer fire and emergency services.
This is the eighth consecutive grant the NVFC has received from the Motorola Solutions Foundation. Thanks to these grants, the NVFC is able to prepare first responders across the U.S. to serve their communities in a safer, more efficient manner through online and in-person training courses. The new grant will enable the NVFC to develop courses as well as offer existing courses in its catalog for free to the volunteer emergency services community. The training covers topics including health, safety, preparedness, leadership development, and retention and recruitment, among others.
“Training is of the utmost importance to the fire and emergency services community,” said NVFC chair Steve Hirsch. “We are grateful to the support from the Motorola Solutions Foundation that enables us to provide volunteer responders with access to high-quality training on critical topics at no cost to them.”
The Motorola Solutions Foundation, which has donated $100 million over the past 10 years, focuses its giving on three key areas: first responder programming, technology and engineering education, and programs that blend the two. The Foundation has a long-standing commitment to supporting programs that benefit underrepresented populations and aims to partner with organizations that align to its values of accountability, innovation, impact, diversity, and inclusion.
“The Motorola Solutions Foundation is honored to partner with organizations like the NVFC that are actively driving positive change within the community,” said Karem Pérez, vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion and executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We are immensely proud of the work that the NVFC is doing, and we look forward to seeing their continued impact.”
About the National Volunteer Fire Council
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical tools, resources, education, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Find out more at www.nvfc.org.
About the Motorola Solutions Foundation
As the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, the Motorola Solutions Foundation partners with organizations around the globe to create safer cities and equitable, thriving communities. We focus on giving back through strategic grants, employee volunteerism and other community investment initiatives. Our strategic grants program supports organizations that offer first responder programming and technology and engineering education, and align to our values of accountability, innovation, impact, diversity, and inclusion. The Foundation is one of the many ways in which the company lives out its purpose of helping people be their best in the moments that matter. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation.