Volunteer Webinars

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The Truth About Recruiting and Retaining Volunteer Members

July 15 - 16, 2021 Online
This is an interactive presentation on breaking the mold with a truthful discussion on recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters.
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Town Hall Event: Sikorsky’s multi-role FIREHAWK® Helicopter

June 30, 2021 Online
Discussion with chiefs & pilots who use FIREHAWK® aircraft (or other units) about their lessons learned during the 2020 fire season
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ISO’s New Mitigate Website-Valuable Resource for Fire Chiefs

June 23, 2021 Online
Learn about a new resource used to improve fire protection efforts and facilitate communications and data exchanges with ISO
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Raman Enhanced with SERS: How Low Can You Go? - Identifying Fentanyl and other substances in Low Concentrations.

June 21, 2021 Online
This webinar presents the advantages of using easy Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) techniques.
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Implementing the Lavender Ribbon Report Cancer Prevention Best Practices

June 17 - 18, 2021 Online
Learn how departments have implemented the recommendations from the Lavender Ribbon Report on preventing cancer.
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Health and Wellness for First Responders

June 16, 2021 Online
Learn about successful ideas for promoting responder overall first responder wellness.
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What Data Should You Look at Beyond NFPA Standards?

June 15, 2021 Online
Learn and understand NFPA 1710
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Best Practices for Managing ISO Training Hours

June 1, 2021 Online
Learn the best practices for managing, tracking, and reporting ISO training records
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What’s Your Attitude?

May 27, 2021 Online
Tips on how to handle stressful situations as fire chiefs
Panasonic

Technology Supporting First Responders: ETHAN project Behind the Scenes

May 20, 2021 Online
This webinar will cover the technology specific to the ETHAN project in Houston, Texas and additional First Responder solutions
Federal Aviation Administration

FAA UAS Part II: New FAA Regulations on Public Safety UAS Usage

May 4, 2021 Online
Reviews public safety usage of UAS, including establishing a UAS program and getting the proper certifications for UAS usage.
Federal Aviation Administration

FAA UAS Part I: Briefing on Public Safety UAS Usage

April 27, 2021 Online
Reviews public safety usage of UAS, including establishing a UAS program and getting the proper certifications for UAS usage.
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Webinar: Coaching Tips for Chiefs

March 16, 2021 Online
Chiefs and officers will benefit from attending this webinar as we give you knowledge to help you “coach” and communicate clearly with others.
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Virtual Leadership Class: Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

March 12, 2021 Online
Join Ali Rothrock and NC VWS for an interactive webinar discussing diversity, inclusion, and engagement.
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Webinar: NFIRS, Chiefs Round Table

February 26, 2021 Online
USFA staff will be live to interact and discuss the needs of fire chiefs.
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Webinar: NFIRS, Superhero Day - NFIRS Help Desk

February 25, 2021 Online
NFIRS Help Desk is here to answer questions or provide technical assistance.
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Webinar: NFIRS, Data and COVID Special Study

February 24, 2021 Online
This webinar will review the responses from COVID Special Study.
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Webinar: NFIRS, The Electronic Data Warehouse and Analytics

February 23, 2021 Online
NFIRS Data Warehouse helping to generating standard reports and analytics.
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Suicide Prevention in Today’s World

February 18, 2021 Online
Join Chief Joe Chornock, Chief Adam Farrar and Chief Pat Kenny for a discussion about suicide prevention actions. This panel discusses current strategies and tactics used by company officers and chiefs that recognize or suspect a brother or sister firefighter is behaving differently.
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USFA/IAFC Webinar on Public COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns

February 11, 2021 Online
This webinar addresses how fire departments can be reimbursed for expenses/efforts for their participation in a county vaccination program.
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Sizing Up "That Vaccine"...for Firefighters: Separating Fact and Fiction

January 19, 2021 Online
Fire service leaders are coming together to help provide information on the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to turn the tide on the pandemic.
Surviving the Job seminar, presented by IAFC VCOS and NVFC

Surviving the Job Webinar Series: Leadership Sets the Example for Cancer Prevention

December 8, 2020 Online
This webinar focuses on reducing the risk of contracting occupational cancer.
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Ali Rothrock Diversity and Inclusion Scenario Webinar

November 19, 2020 Online
Join Ali Rothrock and National VWS for an interactive webinar discussing diversity and inclusion scenarios.
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The Fourth Incident Priority – Educating, Securing, and Protecting

November 12, 2020 Online
This webinar focuses on the education and protection of homeowners after an incident.
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Webinar: PulsePoint Verified Responder

October 29, 2020 Online
Learn how harnessing off-duty personnel & community members with advanced medical training decreases the number of out-of-hospital SCA deaths.
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Fire-Rescue International - ReIGNITE

October 20 - 22, 2020 Online
ReIGNITE Virtual Conference will focus on cutting edge training, education, and best practices, as well as new technologies, apparatus, and equipment.
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Inclusion and Diversity in the Fire Service: Why Does It Matter?

October 15, 2020 Online
Learn about the importance of inclusion and diversity in the fire service.
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Guide for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Department Webinar

September 10, 2020
Learn how you can use the Guide for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Department in your department or organization.
Surviving the Job

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

August 11, 2020 Online
Hear about the impact of cancer from the perspective of a survivor, and learn about the importance of prevention and early detection.
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Surviving the Job Webinar Series: Decon Procedures

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

Webinar: Indiana Fire Chiefs Association Volunteer Workforce Solutions Updates

May 18 - 19, 2020
This webinar is an informational overview to discuss the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association's SAFER grant program.

Webinar: Indiana Fire Chiefs Association Volunteer Workforce Solutions Updates

May 14 - 15, 2020
This webinar is an informational overview to discuss the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association's SAFER grant program.
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Surviving the Job Webinar Series: Annual Physicals

April 14, 2020 Online
Join us to discuss the importance of annual physicals and options available to you and your department.
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Surviving the Job Webinar Series: Exposure Documentation

February 18, 2020 Online
Explore and learn about apps available for documentation that you can implement in your department.
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You're the Fire Chief; Now What? Guidance for New and Interim Fire Chiefs Part 1

January 28, 2020 Online
VCOS board member Chief Al Yancey will discuss the challenges of transitioning into becoming a new or interim fire chief.
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Can One Day Make a Firefighter? Recruiting Women Into the Fire Service

June 19, 2019 Online
This webinar explains strategies for recruiting women into the fire service.
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IAFC Legislative Update

April 3, 2019 Online
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.
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National VWS Diversity and Inclusion Program Overview

March 14, 2019 Online
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.
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Surviving the Job

February 6, 2019 Online
The purpose of this webinar is to provide real world advice and examples of how to implement change at your department.
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Using Facebook for Recruitment and Retention

September 28, 2017 Online
This webinar provided attendees successful techniques and easy-to-implement tips to help their volunteer or combination department use Facebook to recruit new and retain current members.