Fire Service Organizations Issue Anti-Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination Statement

Members of the fire and emergency services pledge to serve and protect their communities from hazards of all kinds. Yet instances of bullying, harassment, and discrimination within the emergency services ranks persist. These actions are detrimental to the fire service, putting members in danger, discouraging people from joining or staying in the service, and tarnishing…

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…

First Forward Exposure Tracking

FirstForward offers a free tool to help firefighters track their exposures throughout their career. Tracking exposures is critical so you know your risks, can communicate these risks to your healthcare provider, and have documentation in the event of a cancer diagnosis. http://bit.ly/2CMw7wy