John M. Buckman III Leadership Award Open

The VCOS is now accepting applications for the John M. Buckman III Leadership Award through August 16.

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You're the Fire Chief; Now What? -- Guidance for New and Interim Chiefs

VCOS and EFO release new report to help guide new and interim chiefs during their first 100 days.

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Cancer Prevention Resources Available

The VCOS is committed to preventing cancer in the fire service and has developed many resources for you and your members.

Cancer Prevention Resources

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

VCOS and EFO Release New Report to Assist in First 100 Days as a Chief

New report lays out the key things a new or interim chief needs to know and be thinking about on the first day, during the first week, during the first month, and during months two through six.

National Diversity and Inclusion Program Departments Announced

This program focuses on improving volunteer recruitment and retention through more inclusive and diverse departments nationwide

VCOS & VFIS Retention and Recruitment Award Open

The award recognizes success and excellence in the retention and recruitment of emergency service members.

Education

Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Certification Course

September 7 - 8, 2019 | Rochester, NY
Want to learn how to increase membership in your volunteer department? This course will give you the skills to get them in and keep them in.
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Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Certification Course

September 21 - 22, 2019 | Battlefield, MO
Want to learn how to increase membership in your volunteer department? This course will give you the skills to get them in and keep them in.
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Tennessee Fire Service Leadership Training Day

September 21, 2019 | Murfreesboro, TN
Sessions that will immerse attendees and guide them to creating a local plan with three take-away tasks that can be implemented in their department.

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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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.
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VWS Press Release Templates

Press release templates to help you keep your community safe and bring in volunteers.
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Cancer Prevention Resources

Prevent firefighter cancer with these resources.