A Focus on Behavioral Health

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

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Chief Nancy

The story of the first woman to join the IAFC

State-by-State Listing of Vaccine Priority Available

IAFC urges members to contact their governors in support of providing all fire and EMS personnel with priority access to COVID vaccines.

Education

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A Practical Approach to Diversity and Inclusion in the Volunteer Fire Service

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Learn how to build a diverse and inclusive department that accurately reflects your community
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Barriers to Volunteering: How a Traditional Approach is Limiting Your Department

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Learn ways to recruit new members from untapped pockets of your community.
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Overcoming Cultural Barriers for a More Inclusive Volunteer Workforce

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Strategies for engaging, recruiting and retaining volunteers from diverse backgrounds and communities

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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Lavender Ribbon Course Instructor Materials

Lavender Ribbon Course Instructor Materials
Preserving the Tradition of Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Preserving the Tradition of Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Check out these whitepapers and posters on retention and recruitment.
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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.