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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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RFP: Recruitment and Retention Instructor Contract Opportunity

Recruitment and Retention Coordinator Certification (RRC) course is accepting submissions for contractor positions.

North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs Receives Safer Grant

NCAFC Grant Will Assist Communities in Recruiting and Retaining Volunteer Firefighters

Education

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Developing Inclusive Teams Workshop 1 at Virginia Fire Rescue Conference

February 20 - 21, 2023 | Virginia Beach, VA
Join us at VFRC to learn more about supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workforce, and why that can be important for helping your department grow.
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Popcorn Persistence

February 20, 2023 Online
This presentation on the need for leaders to be persistence to accomplish big things for their organization
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The Executive Officer’s Role in Whole Community Integrated Risk Management

February 23, 2023 Online
This webinar spotlights the executive officer’s role in Whole Community Integrated Risk Management

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.