The Latest

New Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Resources Available - Free R&R App and Fire Camp Guide

Check out the IAFC's new recruitment and retention app and fire camp guide.

Nominations Open for Prestigious Training Officer Award

VCOS is accepting nominations for the Prestigious 2024 Training Officer Recognition Award

U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass S. 870, extending the end date of both the AFG (FIRE) & SAFER Grants. The bill will now be considered by the Senate.

Education

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What is the Motivational Climate in Your Department?

June 25, 2024 Online
This webinar will review issues that leaders can influence and impact efforts toward retention and recruiting volunteers.
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North Carolina - Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Certification Training

June 29 - 30, 2024 | Raleigh, NC
Join us for a RRC Certification class in Raleigh, NC
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Thinking Critically About "Adaptive" Challenges is Key to a Chief Officer's Success

July 11, 2024 Online
Participants will be given the tools for approaching adaptive challenges using a reasoning-based critical thinking framework known as “systems thinking.”

About VCOS

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Featured Resources

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US Fire Administrator's Summit on Fire Prevention and Control - 2022-2023 Workgroup Report

US Fire Administrator's Summit on Fire Prevention and Control - 2022-2023 Workgroup Report
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U.S. Fire Administration 2023 Accomplishments

U.S. Fire Administration 2023 Accomplishments
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A Prepared and Resilient Fire and Emergency Medical Services - Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2024-2027

Strategic Plan to address the fire related challenges facing our nation