Capturing the Load

July is the last month to take the Capturing the Load course for free – a $49 value! The NVFC and On the Job and Off have partnered to provide this important behavioral health education course to firefighters and EMS providers. The self-paced training teaches firefighters and EMS providers about cumulative stress, vicarious trauma, compassion…

Deputy US Fire Administrator Dr. Denis Onieal; Announces Retirement Plans

Succession Planning at the United States Fire Administration. I’ve informed FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor and Fire Administrator Chief Keith Bryant of my intention to retire in January 2020. Their first term of office expires in January 2021, and this notice will provide them 18 months’ notice to recruit and select a replacement. It will also…

Happy July 4th from the VSFA!

FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS The best way to protect your family is not to use fireworks at home – period. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends attending public fireworks displays and leaving the lighting to the professionals. If you decide to use fireworks, it is important to ALWAYS follow the instructions and safety tips to reduce your…

2019 Conference is Coming Soon!

  The Inaugural First Responder Virginia Conference is approximately 6 weeks away!  In an effort to highlight the educational sessions leading up to the conference, we have developed a summary of the sessions to be offered at the FRV.  The training committee has worked very hard to provide a first class conference that will include…

The NVFC and CHEMTREC are excited to announce a new grant opportunity for volunteer fire departments to help them with hazmat incident response and preparedness.

Application Period Open for CHEMTREC® HELP (Hazmat Emergency Local Preparedness) Award Grant recipients will be announced by December 1 CHEMTREC, the world’s leading source of 24/7 call center support and information during hazardous materials incidents, has partnered with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to offer the CHEMTREC HELP (Hazmat Emergency Local Preparedness) Award. Through…

Support our Conference/Expo Program

All we are asking is that you at least get one sponsorship from your area, your county associations, any fire or EMS related organizations in your area, YOUR OWN DEPARTMENT or SQUAD, your employer, store owners in town, folks you know, businesses that do work on your station and apparatus, vendors that you buy your…