VCOS Educational Opportunities

The IAFC's VCOS offers a variety of online and in-person conferences and training opportunities in support of the volunteer and combination fire and emergency service.


Did you know that the VCOS awards annual scholarships attend Fire-Rescue International and VCOS Symposium in the Sun? Go to the Scholarship page for more information.

  • Topics:
    • Volunteer
    • Learn & Develop
  • Resource Type:
    • Training
  • Organizational Author:
    • IAFC
    • Volunteer Combination Officers Section

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