Train Strong Webinars

The NVFC offers a monthly series of free webinars for the fire and emergency services. Past Train Strong webinars are available to watch in the NVFC’s Virtual Classroom.

Upcoming webinars are as follows:

COVID-19 Recovery Funds & Emergency Response Districts – Accessing Aid for Special Districts
June 30, 2021 at 2pm ET
In this webinar, the National Special Districts Coalition and the National Association of Emergency and Fire Officials will present on key programs available to fire protection and emergency services districts for COVID-19 relief, and how fire protection and emergency services districts should advocate for access to State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. Attendees will learn the details of the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Funds and the pending interim rule from the U.S. Department of Treasury on the $350 billion State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. Counties and cities have guaranteed access to these funds while fire protection and emergency services districts must request the funding from their states, counties, or cities. Register now.

The Role of Chaplains in the Fire Service
July 22, 2021 at 1pm ET
This presentation by Chaplain John F. Long, Jr. will outline what a fire service chaplain does and why a fire department should consider having a trained chaplain as part of their operational command structure. Trained chaplains do more than just give invocations and benedictions – they play an important role in providing behavioral health support to a department. Chaplains keep a thumb on the pulse of members and are often the first to recognize when someone is in need of help. They alleviate responsibilities that would otherwise fall to the chief, who may not have the capacity to identify signs of distress in their members. Chaplains are also the point person that spouses can reach out to when they have confidential concerns about their loved one. This webinar will describe the role the chaplain plays and how one can support your department – and help it thrive. Register here.

Webinar: NVFC/Brooks Running
August 12, 2021 at 2pm ET
More details and information coming soon! Register here.