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  • September 6, 2017
    Responding to current resource and response challenges with wildland fires in the Northwest, Hurricane Harvey and the approach of Hurricane Irma, IAFC Go Teams are ready to deploy to any location in the U.S. to assist local, state, tribal and federal officials with the myriad duties relating to fire resources and job tasks. read more

VCOS

The IAFC's Volunteer and Combination Officers Section provides chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire/rescue/EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism.

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Volunteer Workforce Solutions

VWS helps combination and volunteer departments improve their ability to recruit, retain and manage the volunteer of the future.

National

A national initiative to assist combination and volunteer fire departments with the means to improve their ability to recruit, retain, and manage a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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State-level

Statewide initiatives provide marketing material, training and support to departments to assure the success of their recruitment and retention campaigns.

Connecticut VWS

Tennessee VWS

Virginia VWS

VWS initiatives are supported by FEMA SAFER grants.

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IAFC

VCOS Symposium in the Sun

November 9 - 12, 2017
Clearwater Beach, FL
Each fall, the VCOS Symposium addresses the unique needs of volunteer and combination departments including transitioning from a volunteer to a combination department, recruitment and retention, leadership and management, staffing and more.
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Fire safety presentation to school kids

This section is focused on providing the latest news, events and resources related to volunteer fire and emergency services. The majority of our work is done by the IAFC Volunteer Combination Officer Section, whose mission is to provide leaders in fire/EMS who manage volunteers within a volunteer fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism.