Chantilly, Va. - The Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) with VFIS have opened the application period for the Illness & Injury Prevention Award . The Illness & Injury Prevention Award is designed to support the NFFF and USFA initiatives to reduce firefighter injuries and illness. The Illness & Injury Prevention Award recognizes success and excellence in developing and implementing an injury or illness prevention or vehicle safety program.
“Preventing illnesses and injuries is the best way to show your number one asset their importance. It is an honor that VFIS gets to be a part of recognizing successful programs that have been implemented to help keep firefighters safe,” stated Dr. Bill Jenaway, VFIS’s vice president of education.
The application period closes Friday, August 31. Your department must have developed and implemented an Injury, Illness or Vehicle Safety Prevention program and/or experienced a significant and verifiable reduction in incidents. Typical of programs that may qualify include: physical and physical fitness, wellness, cancer prevention, and vehicle safety. You do NOT need to be an IAFC-VCOS member to apply.
The organization selected as the winner of the award will have all transportation and hotel expenses paid by VFIS for one member of the organization to attend Symposium in the Sun and VCOS will pay for that member's conference registration.
Apply today for the Illness & Injury Prevention Award.
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