Illness and Injury Prevention Award Open

The VCOS and VFIS 2019 Illness and Injury Prevention Award is now accepting applications through August 30.

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Cancer Prevention Resources Available

The VCOS is committed to preventing cancer in the fire service and has developed many resources for you and your members.

Cancer Prevention Resources

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

VCOS & VFIS Retention and Recruitment Award Open

The award recognizes success and excellence in the retention and recruitment of emergency service members.

Can You Spot a Cry for Help?

We must acknowledge and seek to genuinely understand the ongoing emotional impact of our job—which we love—on our health and well-being. Read about a tool that can help.

Nominations Open for Chief Buckman Leadership Award

Nomination period for the Chief Buckman Leadership Award is open through August 16.

Education

Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Certification Course

July 27 - 28, 2019 | Chantilly, VA
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

August 3 - 4, 2019 | Chantilly, VA
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

Newspaper

VWS Press Release Templates

Press release templates to help you keep your community safe and bring in volunteers.
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Cancer Prevention Resources

Prevent firefighter cancer with these resources.
Resource

Emergency Vehicle Operations Training SOP (Catoosa (Oklahoma) Fire Department)

Outlines the responsibility, training requirements and details of operating an apparatus