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Training Scholarships

The National Volunteer Workforce Solutions program for Inclusion and Diversity, in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs Volunteer & Combination Officers Section, is offering scholarships for 20 future leaders from combination and volunteer fire departments to participate in the "Mesmerizing Leadership" online training series by Tim Shurr. To be eligible, you must be a volunteer or paid on-call/hourly. Career personnel are not eligible for this scholarship. 

Managing personality types, improving communication among different generations, and instilling values-based behavior within fire departments are just some of the topics included in this course. 

These programs will be held online over a three-month period (a series of six one-hour classes every two weeks) and include lectures, Q&A, quizzes, review materials, and a certificate of completion. 

There are 10 scholarships available:

  • Fall Class: September 10 - November 19, 2020

    • Application Deadline: August 30 

Application (pdf)

Please indicate on your application whether you are applying for the summer or fall class. 

Send your completed application to Kaitlin Lutz at klutz@iafc.org 

Conference Scholarships

The National Volunteer Workforce Solutions program for Inclusion and Diversity, in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs Volunteer & Combination Officers Section, is offering scholarships for five officers and future leaders from combination and volunteer fire departments to conferences. To be eligible, you must be a volunteer or paid on-call/hourly. Career personnel are not eligible for this scholarship. 

 The scholarship will cover flight, hotel and registration to the following conferences: 

  • Fire-Rescue International, August 19-21, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ

    • Application Deadline: June 19, 2020

  • VCOS Symposium in the Sun, November 12-15, 2020 in Clearwater, FL

    • Application Deadline: September 4, 2020

Awardees will be notified within two weeks of the deadline. All flights must be booked 30 days prior to the conference. Selected applicants are expected to attend classes and network while at the conference.  

Application (pdf)

Send your completed application to Kaitlin Lutz at klutz@iafc.org 

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The National Volunteer Workforce Solutions is an 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.  The program has created and curated a variety of resources for combination and volunteer fire departments across the country. More about VWS | Contact VWS

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