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National Volunteer Fire Council

The specialized program consists of 10 meticulously crafted courses instructed by prominent subject matter experts
The documentary has a clear message for the fire service: You need to understand your community and be willing to make changes
Recent actions (and cautious optimism) suggest a finely tuned performance ahead from our fire service organizations
Our work to change a N.C. general statute focuses on keeping junior members interested and building our volunteer base
H.R. 2471, the FY 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, also includes $360 million each for AFG and SAFER programs
A once obese firefighter, I now have the confidence needed to not only meet my job expectations but excel at them
The awards help volunteer fire departments enhance their response capabilities for hazmat incidents
The CEOs discuss how the organization is working to help recruit and retain volunteer members, and celebrate the NVFC’s milestone anniversary
Heather Schafer joined the National Volunteer Fire Council in 1993 and had served as executive director and CEO since 1994
The IAFC, IAFF, NVFC and National Association of State Fire Marshals issued a joint statement urging states to give firefighters the same priority as other front-line healthcare workers
A third-generation firefighter’s story of finding her passion in a male-dominated industry
The directory contains practice details and contact information for dozens of behavioral healthcare providers across the country
It will take a unique mix of leadership, external communications and technological solutions to reverse the downward trend in volunteerism
In this episode, host Marc Bashoor speaks with NVFC Chair Steve Hirsch about fire service volunteerism, recruitment and retention efforts, and professionalism
The National Volunteer Fire Council will be accepting proposals for their fifth training summit in Portland, Oregon until Jan. 20
The National Volunteer Firefighter Council found that, from 1984-2015, the number of volunteer firefighters in the U.S. has dropped by 12 percent
Go beyond traditional recruiting efforts and focus on diversity when seeking volunteer firefighter recruits
NVFC used Giving Tuesday to push its Make Me a Firefighter campaign to build public awareness and provide departments with the tools and resources to recruit and retain
Cardiac-related incidents remain a leading cause of firefighter death and injury. Here are 10 things all firefighters can do in five key areas to improve their heart health
The journey of acceptance, recovery and paying it forward is retold so that others can live cancer-free lives
If adopted, the cuts will impact fire grant programs and the United States Fire Administration
Keeping firefighters healthy and safe is an ongoing battle; getting out in front of mental health issues will go a long way toward that goal
Two key pieces of legislation were made law by the efforts of firefighters; similar effort is needed in 2015 to protect our interests