VCOS Winter Newsletter

Our winter newsletter is now available. This issue's spotlight is Meaford (Ontario) Fire Department.

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Beyond Hoses & Helmets

Registration is now open for the BH&H: Putting the Pieces Together course in Rogers, AR on Feb 8-9.

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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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You're the Fire Chief; Now What? Webinar Series

Register today for this 2 part webinar series discussing the duties, responsibilities and questions to ask during the first 100-days as the new or interim fire chief.

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The Latest

The IAFC Applauds Passage of Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act

VRIPA exempts nominal incentives for volunteer first responders from being considered taxable income for the 2020 tax year

Lessons Learned from the Misfortunes of Others

Using Case Studies to Aid Professional Development

What I Wish I Knew When I Became a Fire Chief

A lesson on relationships.

Education

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You're the Fire Chief; Now What? Guidance for New and Interim Fire Chiefs Pt 1

January 28, 2020 Online
VCOS board member Chief Al Yancey will discuss the challenges of transitioning into becoming a new or interim fire chief.
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Mentoring II: Developing and Retaining Firefighters Through Relationships

Self paced |
Information and resources for developing mentoring skills
BH&H Putting the Pieces Together

Beyond Hoses & Helmets: Putting the Pieces Together

February 8 - 9, 2020 | Rogers, AR
BH&H lays the ground work to prepare current and future leaders to lead and manage a fire department with creativity and innovation.

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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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.
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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.