Mesmerizing Leadership

New VCOS live online course taught by Tim Shurr.

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Surviving the Job Webinar Series

Register today for a 6 part webinar series exploring key information you need to know when it comes to firefighter cancer risk reduction.




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National Emergency Declaration: What Fire Chiefs Need to Know

President Trump on March 13 declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, invoking the Stafford Act.

IAFC Launches Coronavirus Task Force

The Task Force will be monitoring COVID-19 and developing recommendations for ways that fire departments can protect their members while continuing to serve their communities.


Surviving the Job

Surviving the Job Webinar Series: Annual Physicals

April 14, 2020 Online
Join us to discuss the importance of annual physicals and options available to you and your department.
Surviving the Job

Surviving the Job Webinar Series: Decon Procedures

June 9, 2020 Online
What do you do as a fire chief when your firefighter tells you they have cancer? How do you prevent this conversation from happening?

Bridging the Multigenerational Divide in Your Department

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Learn to recognize generational biases, identify how biases impact interpersonal communications, and ultimately be a good agent for change.

About VCOS

To provide chiefs and chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism. Learn more

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Lavender Ribbon Course Instructor Materials

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Preserving the Tradition of Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Preserving the Tradition of Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Check out these whitepapers and posters on retention and recruitment.

You're the Fire Chief; Now What? Guidance for New and Interim Fire Chiefs

Guidance to assist in first 100 days as a new or interim chief.