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…

NVFC Grant Writing Course Free for a Limited Time Thanks to MSA

  NVFC Grant Writing Course Free for a Limited Time Thanks to MSA MSA’s Globe Products is sponsoring the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) course Grant Writing for the Fire and Emergency Services through August 15. That means all members of the fire and emergency services can take the course free of charge to help…

Submit Your Nominations for NVFC Awards by January 29th

Submit Your Nominations for the NVFC Fire Service Achievement Awards by January 29  The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) recognizes achievement in the volunteer fire and emergency services through its annual awards program. Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Chief James P. Seavey Sr. Health and Wellness Leadership Award, Junior Firefighter of the Year Award,…

NVFC Releases Toolkit to Help Fire Service Leaders Create Healthy, High-Performing Departments

NVFC Releases Toolkit to Help Fire Service Leaders Create Healthy, High-Performing Departments   The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), in partnership with the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, launched the Psychologically Healthy Fire Departments (PHFD) initiative to support firefighters and EMS providers and create healthy, successful departments. A new implementation…

Hope, Resilience & Camaraderie

  Hope, Resilience & Camaraderie Wrapping up 2020 on a Positive Note Friday, December 18, 2020 1pm Eastern Time Hosted by: The National Volunteer Fire Council 2020 has not been easy, especially for the volunteer fire and emergency services. Yet as we reflect on the past year and begin the next, it’s important to focus…