Surviving the Job Webinar Series

Register today for a 6 part webinar series exploring key information you need to know when it comes to firefighter cancer risk reduction.

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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

Chief Nancy

The story of the first woman to join the IAFC

FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant program

FEMA announced the application period for the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant program is open from Monday, January 25

State-by-State Listing of Vaccine Priority Available

IAFC urges members to contact their governors in support of providing all fire and EMS personnel with priority access to COVID vaccines.

Education

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Bridging the Multigenerational Divide in Your Department

Self paced |
Learn to recognize generational biases, identify how biases impact interpersonal communications, and ultimately be a good agent for change.
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A Practical Approach to Diversity and Inclusion in the Volunteer Fire Service

Self paced |
Learn how to build a diverse and inclusive department that accurately reflects your community
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Barriers to Volunteering: How a Traditional Approach is Limiting Your Department

Self paced |
Learn ways to recruit new members from untapped pockets of your community.

About VCOS

To provide chiefs and chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism. 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.