National Volunteer Week Takes Place April 7-13

Communities across the country rely on volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers to answer the call. These volunteers serve their communities in an extraordinary way, responding to all kinds of emergencies. Support or auxiliary volunteers also make a big impact, providing rehab, fire prevention education, administrative assistance, fundraising, and more. Use National Volunteer Week,…

Virginia Office of EMS Implements New Education Divisions

As the Virginia Office of EMS continues to grow and advance to meet the ever-changing needs of Virginia’s EMS System, we are implementing new improvements that address the requirements of EMS education in Virginia on a national level. We are excited to announce that we have created two new divisions that will mirror the vision…

FiResponse Virginia Department of Forestry

Did you know that the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) uses FiResponse, a technology-based web and mobile phone application that provides the public with information about active incidents in the Commonwealth? FiResponse provides the VDOF with the ability to record and monitor new reports of incidents, notify response personnel of the situation and their need…

Virginia Burn Law in effect February 15

VIRGINIA BURN LAW This is a reminder that Virginia’s 4:00 PM Burn Law goes into effect February 15th. The 4 PM ban comes into effect each spring during period of extreme fire danger. The 4 PM ban remains in effect until April 30th. Burning debris continues to be the leading cause of forest fires in…