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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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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.

Emerging Leader Scholarship and Alumni Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship available for an all- expenses paid opportunity for a future fire service leader to attend the Symposium in the Sun.

Education

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NVFC/VCOS/ISFSI Training White Paper on Training Volunteer Firefighters

December 6 - 7, 2022 Online
This webinar will review scheduling, personnel assessment, and training.
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Lithium Batteries

December 7, 2022 Online
This webinar is an overview of available research conducted by the Firefighter Safety and Research Institute on battery fires.
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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

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.