Newly Released Updates to the Lavender Ribbon Report

11 Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer.

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Yellow Ribbon Report Update on behavioral wellness now available!

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

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The Latest

IAFC Online Community available via Mobile App

Access IAFC's online community via mobile app.

Five Tips for the New Volunteer Officer

Putting in the work includes a sharp focus on certifications, training, professionalism, positivity and decision-making.

The IAFC-VCOS and Provident Insurance Announce the John M. Buckman III Leadership Award Winner: Assistant Chief David Lewis, Sr. (Ret.)

IAFC-VCOS and Provident Insurance Announce the 2021 John M. Buckman III Leadership Award Winner

Education

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Leading and Engaging Volunteers and Employees with Jan Spence

December 15, 2021 Online
Join us for an exciting monthly series entitled: Growing as a Leader: Six Ways to Build, Engage and Retain Your Team!
IAFC

Symposium in the Sun

November 10 - 13, 2022 | Clearwater, FL
The Symposium in the Sun addresses the unique needs of volunteer and combination departments including transitioning from a volunteer to a combination department, recruitment and retention, leadership and management, staffing and more.
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About VCOS

To develop and enhance effective, professional leaders of the volunteer and combination fire service by providing tools, resources and representation to lead their organizations effectively. Learn more

Featured Resources

Fire Service Women of Vision and Leadership

Learn more about exceptional women in fire and emergency services.
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VCOS Yellow Ribbon Report Update

The VCOS Yellow Ribbon Report Update includes a new set of 11 best practices for responder behavioral wellness.
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VCOS and NVFC Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer

Information, statistics and resources on the 11 best practices to prevent firefighter cancer.