Volunteer Events
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    Public Outreach in the Volunteer Fire Service: Educating the Community You Serve
    December 14, 2017
    Learning unique ways to host public outreach events, that can also serve a recruitment opportunities, will strengthen community ties and membership.
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    VCOS Symposium in the West
    May 3 - 5, 2018
    Phoenix, AZ
    Back for a second year! The conference offers dynamic leadership education and networking specifically designed for volunteer and combination chief officers.
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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.
  • 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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