OSHA’s Emergency Response Rulemaking – Next Step

    OSHA is moving forward with their proposed Emergency Response standard, which would incorporate a number of NFPA standards. Some of you will recall that this project commenced under the Obama administration and then was put on hold during the Trump administration. The NVFC was involved in developing the draft standard. The NVFC submitted…

Safety Stand Down 2021

Rebuild Rehab Taking place each year during the third full week of June, Safety Stand Down highlights critical safety, health, and survival issues for fire and emergency services personnel. Departments are asked to suspend all non-emergency activities during the week to focus their attention on safety and health education efforts. A week is provided to…

Help Us Reach Our Goal

Hi Everyone! We’ve set a bidding goal of 170 bids for Virginia State Fire Fighters Association and we need your help to make our fundraiser a success! Please share our auction link: YourCharityAuction.com/vsfa  with your friends who will be excited about bidding, donating and supporting the VSFA. Every bid helps! Thank you,

IRS RESPONDS TO NVFC REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION ON VOLUNTEER TAX EXEMPTION

June 1, 2021 On May 18, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) formally responded to requests by National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) chair Steve Hirsch and NVFC director from Maryland Eric Bernard for clarification on implementation of the tax exemption on volunteer recruitment and retention benefits established by the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act. The following are the questions posed by…

Registration Now Open for the 2021 NVFC Recruitment & Retention Experience

Registration Now Open for the 2021 NVFC Recruitment & Retention Experience Travel stipends are available The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) will host its inaugural Recruitment and Retention Experience on September 17-18, 2021, in Cleveland, OH. This interactive educational and networking conference is open to all volunteer firefighters and EMS providers nationwide, with sessions targeted…

FirstNet®, Built with AT&T, and NVFC Collaborate to Give Away Pandemic Supplies to Volunteer Fire and EMS Departments

FirstNet®, Built with AT&T, and NVFC Collaborate to Give Away Pandemic Supplies to Volunteer Fire and EMS Departments COVID-19 has had a significant impact on frontline first responders, including the volunteer fire and EMS community. To assist in the safety of these workers, FirstNet, Built with AT&T has teamed-up with the National Volunteer Fire Council…