Newly Released 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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The Latest

Would You Take 10 Minutes to Help the Volunteer and Combination Fire Service?

The IAFC is conducting a survey on diversity, equity and inclusion to assist volunteer recruitment and retention in the volunter and combination fire service. Learn more about the survey and participate today.

Save the Date: 3rd International Fire Operations Conference & Exhibition

A platform for academicians, researchers, managers, subject matter experts & students to share their research findings/best practices with the global audience.

FEMA Announces SAFER Grant Application Period: Jan. 3 – Feb. 4, 2022

The application period for the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grants application period will begin on JAN 3.

Education

National Fire Service Staff and Command Course

National Fire Service Staff and Command Course

March 6 - 11, 2022 | Annapolis, MD
This is a 5-day program that provides in-depth analyses of current and evolving issues in emergency services management.
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International Fire Operations Conference & Exhibition (IFOC 2022)

International Fire Operations Conference & Exhibition Conference

March 13 - 17, 2022 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
IFOC is a platform for academicians, researchers, managers, subject matter experts & students to share research findings/best practices with the global audience.
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Renewable Fuels Association

Ethanol Emergency Response - Train the Trainer Webinar - March 22

March 23, 2022 Online
This webinar is tailored toward ethanol safety professionals, emergency responders, firefighters, emergency management professionals.

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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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.
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VCOS and NVFC Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer

Information, statistics and resources on the 11 best practices to prevent firefighter cancer.