Volunteer Events
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    VCOS Symposium in the West
    May 3 - 5, 2018
    Phoenix, AZ
    This conference offers dynamic leadership education and networking specifically designed for volunteer and combination chief officers. Join us in the West for three days of education, networking and collaboration.
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    Fire-Rescue International
    August 8 - 11, 2018
    Dallas, TX
    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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    VCOS Symposium in the Sun
    November 8 - 11, 2018
    Clearwater, 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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    Leadership Employee Collaboration (LEC)
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    This clinic is combination emergency services organizations facing the challenges of service delivery utilizing a combination of volunteering, part time and paid personnel.
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    Beyond Hoses & Helmets
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    This educational training course designed by practicing chief officers that delivers real world expertise through an interactive educational experience.
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    FROG: Organizational Guidance for Volunteer Leaders
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    An intensive, hands-on workshop designed as graduate-level leadership training for leaders of volunteer and combination fire departments that picks up where VCOS's Beyond Hoses & Helmets course leaves off.
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    You and ISO
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    This class teaches what every fire chief should know and understand about ISO in your community.
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    Leading the Transition in Volunteer & Combination Departments
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    This course assists departments that are changing status, whether going from an all-volunteer to a combination department, from a combination to a volunteer department, or changing from a career department to a combination department.
  • December 5, 2017
    Tax cut bill: What's in it for fire and EMS read more
  • November 14, 2017
    I remember the days of riding the back step and so much more. I won’t call them the good old days; we were lucky to have survived them unscathed. But oh, was it easy to recruit and retain new members; the volunteer firehouse was the place to be. read more
  • November 14, 2017
    It’s no surprise that the recruitment and retention of volunteers has become a hot topic and one that many fire departments are constantly trying to overcome. Recruiting new members and retaining seasoned individuals is becoming a challenge. read more
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