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…

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…

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 a lifetime of service, a volunteer firefighter or EMS provider who has demonstrated leadership in the area of responder health and wellness, an outstanding junior…

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…

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 needed personal protective equipment through MSA’s 2019 Globe Gear Giveaway. Each department received four sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear along with four helmets to…

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 a lifetime of service, a volunteer firefighter or EMS provider who has demonstrated leadership in the area of responder health and wellness, an outstanding junior…

Anheuser-Busch Delivers Emergency Drinking Water to Volunteer Firefighters Nationwide

Deliveries to Help Departments Prepare for Upcoming Wildfire Season This week, Anheuser-Busch will deliver approximately 300,000 cans of emergency drinking water to 26 of the country’s volunteer fire departments, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), to provide…

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…

Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer Released

The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered to develop and release the Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer. This report provides 11 actions…

Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer Released

The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered to develop and release the Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer. This report provides 11 actions…

There are Just 4 Days to Submit Nominations for the 2018 National Volunteer Fire Council Awards

Applications for the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) awards are due by February 9. Nominations are sought for individuals whose outstanding achievements in the fire service and community provide examples of exemplary performance. Learn more about each award below. NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsored…

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…

Serve strong with a healthy heart

Imagine being on a call, with your entire crew counting on you, and you are physically unable to perform at your best. Or worse, you have a medical emergency or cardiac event during critical operations. These scenarios put your crew…

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…

USFA & NVFC Release Report on Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released the results of a partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) that studied firefighter occupational health and safety challenges that are occurring in the volunteer fire service in order to develop…

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