NVFC mourns passing of long-time CEO Heather Schafer

Heather Schafer, the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) chief executive officer, passed away suddenly on 15 March. Heather had helmed the organization, which also marked its 45th anniversary on 15 March, for 27 years and the NVFC saw dramatic growth…

Free webinar: Reducing Occupational Cancer Risks in the Fire Service

Understanding how and where firefighters are exposed to carcinogens is an important step towards mitigating occupational cancer risks. Join us for this free webinar to learn more about exposures to carcinogens, the dangers of soot, contamination control activities and risk-reduction…

NVFC releases toolkit to help fire-service leaders create healthy, high-performing departments

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), in partnership with the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, launched the Psychologically Healthy Fire Departments (PHFD) initiative to support firefighters and EMS providers and create healthy, successful departments. A…

Major Fire Service Organizations Call for Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

The International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Fire Fighters, National Association of State Fire Marshals, and National Volunteer Fire Council urge governors and state health officials to make career and volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics a top priority…

DripDrop Hydration and the National Volunteer Fire Council team up to provide dehydration relief to Volunteer Firefighters

Leading rehydration therapy company will donate up to 100,000 units of new DripDrop ORS to volunteer firefighters across the U.S. DripDrop Hydration, a leading rehydration therapy company, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the leading association representing the volunteer…

Exciting membership announcement from the NVFC

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has some exciting membership news to start out 2020! The NVFC strives to offer the best services for our members, and we also want to make sure membership is affordable for volunteers. That is…

Message from the NVFC on Australian wildfires

The National Volunteer Fire Council would like to express our support for the people of Australia and all of the firefighters battling the devastating wildfires. Our thoughts are with the brave men and women working to protect lives, homes, and…

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 Firefighting Association and the Willow Grove Fire Company (Pittsgrove, NJ) as the recipients of the 2019 CHEMTREC HELP (Hazmat Emergencies Local Preparedness) Award. Each department…

ADT Supports Volunteer Firefighters During Fire Prevention Month with Major Contribution to NVFC

ADT Inc., the leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, announced a $100,000 contribution to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to help raise awareness for recruitment of volunteer…

Deadline Approaching: Apply now for an NVFC Scholarship to Columbia Southern University

Looking to further your education but concerned about the cost? Then apply for the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) scholarship to Columbia Southern University (CSU)! NVFC and CSU have teamed up for the 10th year to offer two NVFC members…

2017 Globe Gear Giveaway Provided 13 Volunteer Fire Departments with Turnout Gear

Globe and DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), awarded 13 fire departments with a total of 52 sets of life-saving turnout gear in 2017 through the Globe Gear Giveaway. The program is designed…

Winners announced in NVFC / Fire Department Coffee giveaway

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Fire Department Coffee teamed up to wake up the New Year with free coffee. The NVFC/Fire Department Coffee Giveaway received over 200 entries from firefighters across the nation. Everyone who entered received a…

Apply for free turnout gear through the 2017 Globe gear giveaway

Turnout gear is vital to protect responders in their everyday operations. However, the National Fire Protection Association’s Fourth Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service reported that 13 percent of departments do not have enough personal protective clothing for all…

Departments in MO and KY Latest Recipients in 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce the latest round of winners in the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway. This is the fifth year that Globe has partnered with DuPont and the…

2017 National Volunteer Fire Council Training Summit: Call for Presentations

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its third Training Summit on June 9-10, 2017, in Myrtle Beach, SC. The NVFC is now accepting proposals from qualified instructors and speakers for presentations…

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