View the 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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It’s the Holiday Season: Health Update from the IAFC

The the best ways to stay healthy over the coming winter months

NVFC, VCOS, ISFSI Release Operational Training Guide for Fire Departments

A training program that meets the needs of the community and the individual firefighter with safety

Symposium in the Sun Scholarship and Award Nominations Due Sept. 29

Apply for a scholarship to the Symposium in the Sun.

Education

Public Consulting Group

Fire and EMS Purchasing Practices

December 8 - 9, 2022 Online
This presentation will consist of a panel presentation regarding current purchasing strategies for fire/EMS organizations
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Recruitment and Retention Coordinator Certification Training

December 10 - 11, 2022 | Franklin, TN
Attend our free R&R Coordinator Certification class in Franklin, TN.
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10 Commandments of Leadership

December 13 - 14, 2022 Online
Learn about techniques needed to be successful at leading today’s firefighters

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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Developing a Successful Fire Chaplain Service in Your Fire Department

Developing a Successful Fire Chaplain Service in Your Fire Department
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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.