International Association of Fire Chiefs
The VCOS offers a variety of online and in-person conferences and training opportunities in support of the volunteer and combination fire and emergency service.
Strategy and tactics of leading a volunteer or combination fire/rescue organization, designed by practicing chief officers that delivers real world expertise through interactive education.
This course is an intensive 2.5 day, hands-on workshop designed as graduate-level leadership training for leaders of volunteer and combination fire departments that picks up where VCOS's Beyond Hoses & Helmets course leaves off.
This course is to assist departments that are changing status, whether going from an all-volunteer to a combination department, from a combination to a volunteer department, or changing from a career department to a combination department. This course can be administered as a three-hour course with one instructor or a six-hour course with two instructors.
Two-day, facilitated workshop leverages behavioral analysis to address organizational conflict and create effective department communication between firefighters, officers and chiefs.
This course is presented around the country several times a year. This class teaches what every fire chief should know and understand about ISO in your community.
Our passion is to assist our members in developing the critical thinking skills required to lead their volunteer and combination fire/emergency service organizations to the best of their abilities.
I just wanted to let you know how great the VCOS website is for resources for our department and me. I am a new chief, and I am with a new department moving to a combination type department.