FRI Scholarship Open

The VCOS is accepting applications for their FRI Scholarship through June 7.

Apply for the Scholarship

Training Officer Award Open

The VCOS and TargetSolutions Training Officer Award is accepting nominations through June 30.

Nominate Your Training Officer

The VCOS and the NVFC Release the Lavender Ribbon Report

The VCOS challenges you to read and share the Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer.

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A Focus on Behavioral Health

Report provides resources, action items toward a proactive approach to mental wellness in our industry.

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The Latest

House Acts to Restore Volunteer Tax Protections

If passed by the Senate, it would allow volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel to receive property tax-based incentives and up to $600 per year.

TargetSolutions and IAFC VCOS Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 Training Officer Recognition Award

Nominations for the 2019 Training Officer Recognition Award are being accepted through June 30.

Fighting Fire with Tax Policy

Whether you are already engaged with your members of Congress or have not yet ventured into the political world, now is a great time to get involved. We need you to add your voice to the discussion.

Education

Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Certification Course

June 8 - 9, 2019 | Pike Road, AL
Want to learn how to increase membership in your volunteer department? This course will give you the skills to get them in and keep them in.
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Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Certification Course

June 29 - 30, 2019 | Whitefish, MT
Want to learn how to increase membership in your volunteer department? This course will give you the skills to get them in and keep them in.
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Fire-Rescue International

August 7 - 10, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
FRI, the IAFC's annual conference and expo, provides senior-level leadership training for chiefs and officer development education for chief and company officers, new ways to connect with vendors and colleagues, and the latest solutions to today's toughest challenges.
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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

Featured Resources

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Cancer Prevention Resources

Prevent firefighter cancer with these resources.
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Emergency Vehicle Operations Training SOP (Catoosa (Oklahoma) Fire Department)

Outlines the responsibility, training requirements and details of operating an apparatus
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Response Matrix SOG Eden (North Carolina) Fire Department

SOG for the dispatch and engine response mode for services.