The Latest

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.

LEARN MORE

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.

Learn more

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.

Featured Resources
Volunteer Events
FRI logo

Fire-Rescue International

July 26 - 29, 2017
Charlotte , NC
FRI, the IAFC's annual conference and expo, provides senior-level leadership training for chiefs and officer development education for chief and company officers, new ways to connect with vendors and colleagues, and the latest solutions to today's toughest challenges.
learn more
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.