Symposium in the Sun 2021

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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

HHS Announces Availability of $25.5 billion in COVID-19 Provider Funding

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that $25.5 billion soon will be available to help EMS providers with the costs of providing COVID-19 response.

IAFC Encourages Fire and EMS Departments to Remain Vigilant During the Fall

The Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee is in close contact with our federal intelligence and law enforcement partners and will work diligently to share any priority threat-related information.

Ego and Leadership

Assistant Chief Jo-Ann Lorber,

Education

FEMA

FEMA Updates Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans, #4

October 4, 2021 Online
This webinar will highlight the updates and key changes to CPG 101 with whole community partners
FEMA

FEMA Updates Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans, #5

October 13, 2021 Online
This webinar will highlight the updates and key changes to CPG 101 with whole community partners
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How Electrified is Your Response Area?

October 27 - 28, 2021 Phone
This webinar reviews lessons learned and best practices for responding to electric emergencies.
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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

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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.