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 goal is to develop a long-term strategic method that addresses the critical challenges faced by emergency service organizations.
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.