FSTRS is being decommissioned on February 1, 2021

Effective February 1, 2021, VDFP’s Fire Service Training Records System (FSTRS) will be decommissioned and will become inaccessible. On this date, our technology services partner, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) will no longer support FSTRS. We are advising roughly 40,000 stakeholders to download their transcripts from FSTRS in order to upload them to Cornerstone OnDemand…

Winter Weather December 2020

Well, it’s November already. Kind of feels like Spring just started, doesn’t it? It’s as if something(s) have preoccupied our mind these last few months. Nevertheless, with the changing of the season, it’s the changing of the hazard. Winter is here and that means snow, ice, rain, sleet, cold weather, wind chills, and THE END…

CFSI Opens Applications for Leadership Awards

CFSI Opens Applications for Leadership Awards The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is now accepting applications for the CFSI/IFSTA Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education and the CFSI/NFFF Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. Named in honor of Dr. Anne W. Phillips for her profound and enduring…

Submit a Nomination for the Governor’s Fire Service Awards

Governor’s Fire Service Awards: Submit a Nomination Today! Nominations for the annual Governor’s Fire Service Awards are open and can be submitted through an online form on the VDFP website through December 23, 2020. With such a uniquely challenging year, there are notable and inspiring examples in Virginia’s Fire Service that deserve the extra recognition. These awards…

Closing Soon – AFG-S 2 FY 2020 COVID 19 For Volunteer/Combination Departments – Supplemental Application Period Ends 11.13.20 5:00 P.M. ET

ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT FY 2020 COVID 19 – SUPPLEMENTAL (AFG-S 2) FUNDING APPLICATION PERIOD ENDS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13, 5 PM ET Note: Yesterday’s eBlast contained the wrong closing date, AFG-S 2 FY 2020 COVID 19 for Volunteer/Combination Departments will close on Friday, November 13, 5 p.m. ET. FEMA will not review applications that are…

VSFA Schedules Virtual Annual Meeting – November 14, 2020

The Covid-19 Coronavirus forced the cancellation of the Annual Conference-Expo. With a need for an Annual Meeting, it has been scheduled for November 14, 2020. Registration and Department credentials are required for the meeting. Read the letter from President Ken Brown as well as register for FREE here. VSFA Schedules Annual Meeting