NVFC Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Public Safety Grant to Support Training Efforts
October 27, 2015
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has received $90,000 as part of the Motorola Solutions Foundation’s public safety grant awards. The grant will make it possible for the NVFC to provide online and in-person training to firefighters and emergency personnel on critical topics including health and safety, leadership, and recruitment and retention. This is the fifth year the NVFC has received a public safety grant to support its education initiatives.
“We are very grateful to the Motorola Solutions Foundation for this grant and their continued support of the NVFC’s initiatives,” said NVFC Chairman Kevin D. Quinn. “Thanks to this grant, we will be able to provide even more first responders the opportunity to take courses that will improve the safety, efficiency, and capacity of their department.”
The grant will enable the NVFC to develop new courses for its online Virtual Classroom, which provides training to first responders in an easy-to-use, on-demand format to best fit their schedules. In-person training events will also be held throughout the year. The grant will enable these and many of the NVFC’s other courses to be offered to firefighters and EMTs free of charge. In addition, the NVFC will conduct an outreach campaign to alert first responders of the availability of the courses.
“At a time when public safety is at the forefront of so many people’s minds in cities around the globe, we are proud to support programs that aim to improve safety and security in those communities,” said Matt Blakely, Executive Director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We are also proud to support organizations that honor the families of fallen first responders and improve safety education in the United States and Canada.”
The foundation gave a total of $3.95 million to 90 organizations in 2015, which will benefit 675,000 first responders and community members.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation serves as an investor and convener on issues that affect the safety of communities in countries worldwide, providing leadership in the sector to drive innovation and engage the network of those interested in these issues.
About the NVFC
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 invaluable resources, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at www.nvfc.org.
About Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs, and education, especially science, technology, engineering, and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation.