Request Free Pipeline Security Training for Your Rural Community

The University of Findlay’s All Hazards Training Center is offering an 8-hour, tuition free training opportunity on behalf of The Center for Rural Development, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The purpose of this course is to bring together rural pipeline security stakeholders, including public safety representatives, to recognize pipeline security…

New Online Database to Report Struck-By Incidents

The Emergency Responder Safety Institute has a new nationwide database to collect detailed information about incidents on the roadway where emergency responders or their equipment were struck by a vehicle while operating at a scene. Available at ReportStruckBy.com using the ResponderSafety.com platform, the database accepts reports from all roadway responders, including fire, law enforcement, EMS,…

January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

It’s Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, and as part of your department’s training activities you can attend a Facebook Live event from the NVFC on actions to protect firefighters and reduce exposure risks. Watch it live on 1/18 at 3pm ET on Facebook at https://fb.me/e/2T4rrl3ZU or Zoom at https://bit.ly/3mdITeW.

DHS Offers Active Shooter Training Webinars

DHS Offers Active Shooter Training Webinars The DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, CISA Region 3 (which includes Virginia) invites you to join a two-hour security webinar to enhance awareness of and response to an active shooter event. Preparing employees for a potential active shooter incident is an integral component of an organization’s incident response…

New Training Helps Leaders Create a Psychologically Healthy Fire Department

  The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has released a new course in its Virtual Classroom on Creating a Psychologically Healthy Fire Department. The course is designed to empower fire department leadership to promote and support healthy, high-performing fire/EMS departments. Based on the framework of the Psychologically Healthy Fire Departments (PHFD) initiative, this course focuses…

America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

Join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) for a special video salute to our nation’s fallen firefighters. America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters, a 1-hour tribute video, features both the Candlelight and Memorial ceremonial events from this year’s NFFF 40th Anniversary Memorial Weekend. America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters will premiere on Sunday, December 19th, at 7 PM…

Application Period Extended for FY 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program 

Application Period Extended for FY 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program  FEMA has been working with the General Services Administration to resolve interface issues related to SAM.gov that were affecting some applicants’ ability to begin inputting their federal fiscal year (FY) 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program applications into the FEMA GO System. Specifically,…

FEMA to Require On-campus Students be Fully Vaccinated

In order to provide a safe and healthy learning environment, effective Nov. 27, only students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be permitted to attend in-person, on-campus training/education on FEMA campuses in Alabama and Maryland. This will provide a safer working/learning environment for students, staff and contractors, while allowing for the expansion of the…