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Interested in Serving on an IAFC Committee?

Committee applications for IAFC Committees Due March 15

FRM 2024: Why You Can't Afford to Miss It!

FRM, for leaders to gather key information and build better situational awareness, leading to better decision-making

Important NIST Findings on Firefighter Gear: Understanding the Risks of PFAS

Are firefighters at risk of increased exposure to cancer-causing chemicals in their protective clothing?

Education

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Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Certification Training

March 2 - 3, 2024 | Windsor Locks, CT
Join us for a Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Certification Training in Windsor Locks, CT.
National Fire Service Staff & Command Course

National Fire Service Staff and Command Course

March 3 - 8, 2024 | Annapolis, MD
Five days filled of discussions/debates of current and evolving issues that effect fire / EMS departments
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How to ask and what are the difficult questions about suicide?

March 4, 2024 Online
Learn about ways to approach others who may be experiencing PTSD.

About VCOS

To develop and enhance effective, professional leaders of the volunteer and combination fire service by providing tools, resources and representation to lead their organizations effectively. Learn more

Featured Resources

Amber Ribbon Report

Amber Ribbon Report - Best Practices for Fire Service Canines

This report identifies and defines roles/standards for the use of canines within fire/EMS organizations
National Firefighter Registry

National Firefighter Registry

USFA national database used to conduct studies that will guide program decision making to improve direct communication with departments
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Developing a Successful Fire Chaplain Service in Your Fire Department

Developing a Successful Fire Chaplain Service in Your Fire Department