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  • November 2016
    “Can we all get along?” Those words were spoken nearly 25 years ago by Rodney King during the Los Angeles riots that followed the trial of police officers accused of beating King during his arrest. The quote is often misstated and ... read more
  • November 2016
    Between the challenges of this year’s presidential race and the fewest number of laws enacted in more than 40 years, partisanship and gridlock have become a hallmark of the 114th Congress. Despite these challenges, however, Congress has made some progress ... read more
  • November 2016
    “Can we all get along?” Those words were spoken nearly 25 years ago by Rodney King during the Los Angeles riots that followed the trial of police officers accused of beating King during his arrest. The quote is often misstated and ... read more
  • October 21, 2016
    MEBANE, N.C. - Kidde today announced the winner of the "Step Up and Stand Out" contest. The honor goes to Bob Love, assistant chief of North Hays County Fire Rescue in Dripping Springs, Texas. The contest is part of a ... 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.

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VWS initiatives are supported by FEMA SAFER grants.

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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.
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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.