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AFG/SAFER Increase, Rural EMS Grant Funding, and Volunteer R&R Incentive Pass Congress

On December 20, President Trump signed into law appropriations legislation (H.R. 1865), which includes language…

Message from the NVFC on Australian wildfires

The National Volunteer Fire Council would like to express our support for the people of…

Protect your belongings in outdoor work and adventures with PELI™ RUCK™ Cases

The watertight, crushproof and dustproof Cases will take care of your personal items Peli Products,…

Volunteer Fire Departments in TX and NJ Receive the Inaugural CHEMTREC HELP Award

CHEMTREC® and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have selected the Prairie View (TX) Volunteer…

A proposal for countries to share air tankers resurfaces

An artist’s rendering of the proposed Canadian Australian Strategic Firefighting Initiative vessel. (Davie Shipyard) A…

MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway Program Reaches $1 Million Milestone in 2019

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) provided 13 volunteer fire departments with…

Deployment of two air tankers to Australia delayed by fog and a volcano

Air Tankers 910, 911, and 914 at Albuquerque, May 3, 2019. The departure of additional…

Nominations for the NVFC’s Fire Service Achievement Awards Due February 7

Each spring, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) honors a volunteer firefighter who has provided…

ARFF flagship vehicle celebrates anniversary

Rosenbauer delivers the 2,000th PANTHER to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Florida The new high-end airport…

Pierce to make Digital Collision Avoidance Technology standard on custom apparatus

Custom fire apparatus manufactured by Pierce will be equipped with HAAS Alert collision avoidance technology.…

Residents suffer through smoky air in Victoria, Australia

On Wednesday some Air Quality Index readings were in the Very Unhealthy category or worse…

Secret firefighting mission saves famous ‘dinosaur trees’ in Australia

Only 200 Wollemi Pines are left in the grove that was discovered 26 years ago…

Rain could slow the fires in Australia

Areas of Victoria and New South Wales could receive zero to over two inches of…

Securex West Africa opens Visitor Registration ahead of its 10th anniversary this March.

As of Tuesday 14th January, visitor registration for West Africa’s leading exhibition and conference for…

Free NCEC webinar – Best practice in Level 1 Emergency Response

Wednesday 29 January 2020 – 13:00 (GMT) What does best practice in level 1 telephone emergency…

The Call for Papers for IWMC 2020 has been released

The 20th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 7th…

Australian Prime Minister says he should not have vacationed in Hawaii during extreme bushfire activity in his country

In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was asked questions about…

Perimeter Solutions Supports Australian Bushfire Suppression Efforts

Long-Term Fire Retardant and Resources Deployed to Support Increased Airtanker Operations Perimeter Solutions, the global…

U.S. firefighters describe an intense assignment in Australia

They were interviewed for an Australian television program The post U.S. firefighters describe an intense…

AFAC explains the process for accepting assistance in Australia during the bushfire crisis

Many people would like to travel to Australia to help with the response and recovery…

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