Compressed natural gas vehicles: fundamentals for firefighters

Thursday, 28 October 20212pm Eastern TimeHosted by: Hexagon AgilityPresented by: Natural Gas Vehicle Institute Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles operate daily throughout the country, yet many firefighters have not received the essential training necessary to respond to fires and other…

Lavender Ribbon Report update released

The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have released an update to the Lavender Ribbon Report that provides 11 best practices for reducing exposure risks and preventing occupationally…

Science to the street: Research-Based Public Education & Firefighter Training

Thursday, 7 October 2021 2pm Eastern Time Hosted by: The National Volunteer Fire Council Presented by: Angela Bennett and Jennifer Williams, FSRI  Join UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) for this free webinar focused on FSRI’s education and training resources…

Engaging the public during Fire Prevention Week

Tuesday, 21 September 20212pm Eastern TimeLive discussion on the NVFC’s Facebook Page The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week, taking place 3–9 October, is ‘Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety’ and focuses on educating the public on the different sounds…

Final MSA Cairns XF1 fire helmet giveaway entry period now open

Volunteer firefighters who are also National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) members have one final chance to enter to win a personalized MSA Cairns XF1 Fire Helmet. This is the last of three helmets that will be given in 2021. The jet-style…

Webinar: Effective public education: connecting with your community

Thursday, 9 September 20212pm Eastern TimeHosted by: The National Volunteer Fire CouncilPresented by: Michael McLeieer of E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety Your fire department is in an excellent position to increase community awareness and provide age-appropriate education about preventing home fires and…

Firefighter Wellness: How to Outfit for Injury Prevention

Wednesday, 11 August 20212pm Eastern TimeHosted by: The National Volunteer Fire CouncilPresented by: Brooks Running The team at Brooks Running is passionate about keeping their athletes safe, active and Run Happy. In this webinar, Chris Collier and Tatiana Medina from…

First two recipients announced in MSA’s and DuPont’s 2021 Globe Gear Giveaway

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have teamed up for the tenth year to help volunteer fire departments obtain much-needed gear through MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway. This annual programme began in 2012 and has provided…

Volunteer retention in the Fire & Emergency Services

Monday, 26 July 2021 2pm Eastern Time Live discussion on the NVFC’s Facebook Page   Volunteer recruitment gets a lot of attention, but retaining members is just as important for a successful fire department. After all, why go through the…

Webinar: The Role of Chaplains in the Fire Service

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 1pm Eastern TimeHosted by: The National Volunteer Fire CouncilPresented by: Chaplain John F. Long, Jr. This webinar will outline what a fire service chaplain does and why a fire department should consider having a trained chaplain…

Take the NVFC’s Health & Safety Survey

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is conducting a survey to measure awareness of health and safety resources for firefighters and EMS providers as well as attitudes towards health and safety practices. Your feedback is important to help the NVFC…

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…

Safety Stand Down 2021: Rebuild Rehab

Firefighting puts intense strain on firefighters, both physically and mentally. It is critical that firefighters receive a comprehensive rehab programme after fire incidents or intense training to ensure their physiological and psychological well-being. To address this issue, the theme of…

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…

Final Recipients Announced for MSA’s and DuPont’s 2020 Globe Gear Giveaway

The final three recipients have been announced in MSA’s and DuPont’s 2020 Globe Gear Giveaway. The White River (ON, Canada) Fire Department, New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company (Warrenton, VA), and the Central Hardin Fire Department (Elizabethtown, KY) will…

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…

NVFC members Maggie Zimmerman and Randy Cannon awarded Columbia Southern University Scholarship

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) are pleased to award NVFC members Maggie Zimmerman of Breckenridge, MI, and Randy Cannon Jr. of St. Stephen, SC, as the recipients of CSU’s 2020 NVFC Scholarship. Each scholarship…

First Alert and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) team up to offer Carbon Monoxide training course and free alarms

The Online Course, designed for Volunteer Fire Departments, and corresponding Carbon Monoxide alarm donation aims to increase CO safety across the country. Carbon monoxide (CO), also known as the “silent killer,” is especially dangerous because you cannot see, smell or…

Anheuser-Busch donating 1.5 million cans of emergency drinking water to support Volunteer Fire Departments facing unprecedented challenges

In their second year of partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), Anheuser-Busch has committed to donating more than 1.5 million cans of emergency drinking water in 2020 to volunteer fire departments across the country as they navigate unprecedented…

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