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The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, emergency medical, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. The NVFC National Junior Firefighter Program provides departments and youth with the resources, tools, and information they need to help develop, grow, enhance, promote, and participate in a local junior firefighter program. The program addresses retention and recruitment challenges by getting youth involved in the fire and emergency services, thus fostering a lifelong connection with the emergency services that will continue throughout their adulthood. Learn more at www.nvfc.org

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Your Action Needed to Help Save AFG and SAFER!

Feb. 16, 2024
If Congress does not act within the next few months, AFG and SAFER will cease to exist.
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Take the NVFC Health & Safety Survey

Feb. 8, 2024
The National Volunteer Fire Council is asking all first responders to participate in a survey to measure the influence of our health and safety programming.
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Apply Now for Free Turnout Gear and Helmets

Feb. 1, 2024
13 fire departments will each receive four sets of gear through MSA and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway.
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NVFC Announces Training Summit Keynote Speakers

Jan. 17, 2024
NVFC’s signature conference takes place June 21-22 in Buffalo, NY.
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NVFC Launches Online Tool to Connect Responders with Mental Health Professionals

Jan. 17, 2024
The tool is an online, searchable directory of behavioral health professionals ready and able to help firefighters, EMS providers, rescue workers, and their families.
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Final Recipients of MSA and DuPont’s 2023 Globe Gear Giveaway Announced

Dec. 19, 2023
The Bell County, KY, Volunteer Fire Department, Broadway, VA, Volunteer Fire Department Inc., and Scotts Hill, TN, Fire Department will each receive four new sets of turnout gear...
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Register Now for the 2024 NVFC Training Summit

Dec. 7, 2023
Travel stipends are available that reimburse up to $800 of conference-related expenses.
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NVFC Seeks Outstanding Volunteers for National Awards

Nov. 21, 2023
The National Volunteer Fire Council is seeking nominations for their Lifetime Achievement Award, Health and Wellness Leadership award and junior firefighter programs.
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IL, VT Fire Depts. Receive MSA and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway

Nov. 21, 2023
The Ellis Grove, IL, Volunteer Fire Department and Ripton, VT, Fire & Rescue won PPE with the 2023 MSA and DuPont Globe Gear Giveaway.
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Five FDs Receive CHEMTREC HELP Award to Boost Hazmat Preparedness

Nov. 21, 2023
Fire departments in Connecticut, Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma and Virginia received hazardous material response support from CHEMTREC and the NVFC.

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Leadership Track Now Available in the NVFC Virtual Classroom

Jan. 25, 2024
This specialized program consists of 10 meticulously crafted courses instructed by prominent subject matter experts.
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Careers & Education

Volunteer View: An Important Equation for Recruitment and Retention Success

Dec. 19, 2023
Robert Leonard points to his department's dedication to making diverse members welcome to illustrate how important that is to growing the ranks.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) named Gary Krichbaum managing director.
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For the Record 11/23

Nov. 10, 2023
ESO analysis of 2021 data found that almost one in five firefighters who were exposed to smoke or combustion products have no decontamination procedures documents.
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For the Record 10/23

Oct. 16, 2023
Firehouse Magazine and the California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA) announced a dynamic new collaboration on the CSFA Training & Education Expo (CTEX).
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For the Record 7/23

July 3, 2023
Registration is open for the 11th annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.
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For the Record 5/23

May 8, 2023
The Colorado Springs, CO, Fire Department is the 2023 Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award recipient.
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For the Record 4/23

April 10, 2023
The IAFF filed suit against the NFPA for its role in imposing a testing standard for turnout gear that the IAFF says effectively requires the use of PFAS in firefighter protective...
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For the Record 3/23

March 6, 2023
UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute’s “The Science of Fire and Explosion Hazards from Lithium-ion Batteries” online training course.
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In a 2015 study that was conducted by the NVFC, those in the 18–34-age segment were interested significantly more in volunteering than others. Minority respondents indicated as much or more interest in operational volunteer opportunities as their Caucasian counterparts.
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The Science of Recruitment

April 1, 2020
Research tells us that there’s an untapped audience of prospective volunteers.
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A Blueprint for Volunteer Success

April 1, 2020
Firehouse Editor-in-Chief Peter Matthews explains that the goal of this supplement is to provide the blueprints for a successful recruitment and retention program from agencies...

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20 Tips for Volunteer Recruitment & Retention - PDF Download

April 1, 2020
Firehouse magazine and the National Volunteer Fire Council have teamed up to bring you 20 Tips for Volunteer Recruitment & Retention.Download, print and hang this infographic ...
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Recruiting and Retaining: The Future of Volunteer Fire Departments

April 1, 2020
This special supplement looks at research into prospective volunteers, issues facing small-town fire departments, and how to connect with the broader fire service.
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Featured Video: NVFC Resources to Help Recruit Volunteers

Oct. 28, 2019
The NVFC's "Make Me A Firefighter" campaign provides free resources to help local fire departments recruit new volunteers and reach untapped audiences.
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Featured Video: Recruit Volunteers with 'Make Me A Firefighter' Campaign

Oct. 24, 2019
The NVFC’s "Make Me A Firefighter" campaign provides free tools and resources to help you recruit volunteers for your department.

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National organizations representing America’s fire and emergency services are calling on Congress to ensure that vital fire service grant programs are reauthorized before they face a permanent sunset.
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NVFC Urges Congress to Reauthorize AFG and SAFER Programs

Oct. 10, 2023
Joins other national fire service organizations in urging action to protect America’s fire and emergency services.
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Recognizing the gap in behavioral health support services for many volunteers, the NVFC partnered with Provident to launch the First Responder Helpline in October 2022.
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The NVFC First Responder Helpline: Assistance When You Need It

Sept. 27, 2023
The Helpline will be there in times of crisis as well as to provide support and assistance with work-life stresses.
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Nvfc Recieves Fps Grant
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NVFC Releases Starter Kit to Help Fire Departments Build a Successful Junior Firefighter Program

Sept. 20, 2023
This Starter Kit is designed to be a turn-key tool to help departments develop a junior firefighter program with a solid foundation.
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Newest MSA and DuPont Globe Gear Giveaway Award Winners Announced

Sept. 19, 2023
Avoca, TX, Volunteer Fire Department and LeContes Mills Volunteer Fire Company in Frenchville, PA, are the latest departments to receive the gear.
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These grants enable the organization to implement critical programs and initiatives that support firefighter health and safety and mitigate risks that can lead to line-of-duty injuries and deaths.
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NVFC Receives Federal Grant to Support Emergency Responder Health and Safety

Sept. 19, 2023
The National Volunteer Fire Council has received a $1.4 million Fire Prevention and Safety grant to implement critical programs and initiatives.
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Submit Your Presentation Proposal for the 2024 NVFC Training Summit

Aug. 31, 2023
Proposals from qualified instructors and speakers to educate first responders about critical issues in the fire and emergency services must be submitted by Oct.1, 2023.
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Anheuser-Busch Salutes First Responders

Aug. 29, 2023
To mark the start of National Preparedness Month, the company's "That's Who We Are" ad celebrates 35 years of supplying emergency drinking water.
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Latest Recipients of MSA and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway Announced

Aug. 22, 2023
Potter, NE, Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department and Wasauksing Fire Department.in Ontario, Canada, will receive turnouts and helmets.
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National Volunteer Fire Council Receives 2023 Power of Associations Gold Award for PHFD Initiative

Aug. 22, 2023
The NVFC's Psychologically Healthy Fire Departments (PHFD) initiative aims to support responder wellbeing through several components.