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Surviving the Job Webinar Series: Annual Physicals

April 14, 2020
Join us to discuss the importance of annual physicals and options available to you and your department.

Surviving the Job Webinar Series: Decon Procedures

June 9, 2020
What do you do as a fire chief when your firefighter tells you they have cancer? How do you prevent this conversation from happening?

Surviving the Job Webinar Series: Lavender Ribbon Report Updates

August 11, 2020
Join the VCOS and NVFC as we reveal the latest changes and updates to the Lavender Ribbon Report.

Surviving the Job Webinar Series: Cancer from a Survivor's Perspective

October 13, 2020
Hear about the impact of cancer from the perspective of a survivor, and learn about the importance of prevention and early detection.

We're looking for your help!

Interested in presenting a webinar? We set the stage. You bring your best effort, a good topic and engage our audience. Email Chief Scott Lambert for more information.

Surviving the Job Webinar Series: Exposure Documentation

Explore and learn about apps available for documentation that you can implement in your department.

You're the Fire Chief; Now What? Guidance for New and Interim Fire Chiefs Part 1

VCOS board member Chief Al Yancey will discuss the challenges of transitioning into becoming a new or interim fire chief.

Can One Day Make a Firefighter? Recruiting Women Into the Fire Service

This webinar explains strategies for recruiting women into the fire service.

IAFC Legislative Update

This webinar will help fire chiefs prepare to meet with their Congressional members and educate them about the legislative priorities of the fire and emergency service.

National VWS Diversity and Inclusion Program Overview

This webinar explains IAFC’s National Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) initiative to improve volunteer recruitment and retention by creating a more diverse and inclusive fire service.

Surviving the Job

The purpose of this webinar is to provide real world advice and examples of how to implement change at your department.
IAFC Academy
Regional Rail Response Online

Rural Response to Rail Incidents

This training is designed to help you better understand the rail industry, response efforts and agency-specific roles should a train derailment or similar incident occur in your area.

Mentoring I: Re-energizing Your Department Culture through Positive Influence

Information and resources for establishing or enhancing a mentoring program for improved retention.

Mentoring II: Developing and Retaining Firefighters Through Relationships

Information and resources for developing mentoring skills
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Overcoming Cultural Barriers for a More Inclusive Volunteer Workforce

Strategies for engaging, recruiting and retaining volunteers from diverse backgrounds and communities

Chief 101

Self-Paced Online
Interactive training for chief-level officers to effectively execute roles and responsibilities of volunteer department leadership positions.
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Barriers to Volunteering: How a Traditional Approach is Limiting Your Department

Learn ways to recruit new members from untapped pockets of your community.
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A Practical Approach to Diversity and Inclusion in the Volunteer Fire Service

Learn how to build a diverse and inclusive department that accurately reflects your community
The IAFC Launches a New Online Training Fire Adapted Communities for the Fire Service

Fire Adapted Communities for the Fire Service

Self-Paced Online
This course introduces the key components of working with your community to adapt to the wildland fire threat.

Bridging the Multigenerational Divide in Your Department

Learn to recognize generational biases, identify how biases impact interpersonal communications, and ultimately be a good agent for change.
Compressed hydrogen

Hydrogen Response Considerations

Self-Paced Online
This 2-hour, 4-module online course focuses on basic education on hydrogen fuels.