VCOS Symposium in the Sun 2021

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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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Fire-Rescue International

July 28 - 30, 2021 | Charlotte, NC
FRI, the IAFC's annual conference and expo, provides senior-level leadership training for chiefs and officer development education for chief and company officers, new ways to connect with vendors and colleagues, and the latest solutions to today's toughest challenges.
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IAFC

VCOS Symposium in the Sun

November 11 - 14, 2021 | Clearwater, FL
Each fall, the VCOS Symposium 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.
IAFC

VCOS Symposium in the Sun

November 10 - 13, 2022 | Clearwater, FL
The VCOS Symposium 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.
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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.