May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this past year has been particularly stressful for many firefighters and EMS providers. The NVFC’s Share the Load program has many resources to help departments and individuals address behavioral health, including the Directory of Behavioral Health Professionals and the Psychologically Healthy Fire Departments: Implementation Toolkit.

FEMA COVID-19 Update

FEMA COVID-19 Update Key Messages On April 12, FEMA began processing applications for funeral assistance and will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 (TTY:…

Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services is seeking Firefighter/EMS Providers

The Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMS Provider. Our Department is an all-hazard, combination fire-rescue organization. We currently operate out of 6 stations that are strategically positioned within the +/- 280 square miles of the county and serve a population of 23,800. Goochland County is…

Neighborhoods Publc Service Webinar

Don’t forget to register for Ring’s virtual presentation this week! Join the Virginia State Firefighters Association to learn more about how you can use Ring’s Neighbors Public Safety Service to enhance your community outreach efforts and help make neighborhoods safer. Date: April 13, 2021 Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Register Here Neighbors Public Safety Service is free and…

FEMA COVID-19 Update: Funeral Assistance  

FEMA Advisory FEMA COVID-19 Update: Funeral Assistance Today, FEMA begins processing applications for funeral assistance. FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Key Messages FEMA has never delivered funeral…

Ring Public Safety Service Webinar

Ring is hosting a virtual presentation for members of the Virginia State Firefighters Association. Learn about how you can use Ring’s Neighbors Public Safety Service to engage with your community and share important public safety updates. Date: April 13, 2021 Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Register Here Neighbors Public Safety Service is free and allows public safety users…

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths in Virginia

April 6, 2021 FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths in Virginia RICHMOND – Beginning on April 12, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin accepting financial assistance applications for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress…

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

News Release WASHINGTON — In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was finalized today, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this…

NVFC Mourns Passing of Longtime CEO Heather Schafer

  NVFC Mourns Passing of Longtime CEO Heather Schafer Heather Schafer, the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) chief executive officer, passed away suddenly on March 15. Heather had helmed the organization, which also marked its 45th anniversary on March 15, for 27 years and the NVFC saw dramatic growth and success under her leadership. “It…

Fire Departments Can Apply for Canned Drinking Water from Anheuser-Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council

Fire Departments Can Apply for Canned Drinking Water from Anheuser-Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council Water donation supports volunteer departments responding to wildfires Anheuser-Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are teaming up for the third year to provide critical hydration to volunteer fire departments responding to wildfires through the Emergency Drinking Water…