JLARC Study on Workers Comp, Disease Presumption & Claims Efficiency Survey

Good afternoon, Through December 2019, the Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) will be conducting a study of Virginia’s workers’ compensation system. In addition to several other topics, the study team is reviewing Virginia’s disease presumptions, determining whether the requirements for claiming or refuting them are reasonable, and evaluating how efficiently and effectively Virginia’s Workers’…

Check out our NEW Conference App!

First Responder Virginia invites you to view the app First Responder Virginia Conference/Expo Visit my.yapp.us/FRV2019 on your iPhone or Android You’ll be taken to the app store to download Yapp. Open Yapp and FRV2019 will sit inside.

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…