NVFC Resource Spotlight: A Proud Tradition – 275 Years of the American Fire Service

Today there are almost 800,000 volunteer firefighters protecting our nation. But did you ever wonder how it all started? A Proud Tradition looks at the evolution of America’s volunteer fire service, from its earliest beginnings, to changes in equipment and apparatus, to current issues facing today’s volunteers such as expanding scope and recruitment and retention. Sections also cover training, women in the fire service, and community involvement. The publication not only looks at where the fire service came from, but also where it stands today and where it is headed in the future. View the online version for free, or order the beautiful print publication from the NVFC store.