Newly Released Updates to the Lavender Ribbon Report

11 Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer.

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Symposium in the Sun 2021

Registration & housing are open.

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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

The IAFC-VCOS and Provident Insurance Announce the John M. Buckman III Leadership Award Winner: Assistant Chief David Lewis, Sr. (Ret.)

IAFC-VCOS and Provident Insurance Announce the 2021 John M. Buckman III Leadership Award Winner

IAFC-VCOS and NVFC Release Lavender Ribbon Report Update to Reduce Occupational Cancer Risks

11 best practices for reducing exposure risks and preventing occupationally caused cancer in firefighters

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.

Education

Public Consulting Group

CMS 101: Navigating Federal Agencies and Funding

October 26, 2021 Online
This webinar will provide a high-level overview of how fire and EMS departments successfully collaborate with The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid
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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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IAFC

Symposium in the Sun

November 11 - 14, 2021 | Clearwater, FL
Each fall, the Symposium in the Sun addresses the unique needs of volunteer and combination departments including transitioning from a volunteer to a combination department, recruitment and retention, leadership and management, staffing and more.

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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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.
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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.