Submit Your Nominations for the NVFC’s Achievement Awards

Each year, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) recognizes achievement in the fire and emergency services through four annual awards. The nomination period for these awards is now open. Honor the outstanding individuals in your department by nominating them for an award. Recipients receive a trip to the Washington, DC, area, guest of honor status more

MCVFA Welcomes FSP Books & Videos as a New Sponsor

MCVFA welcomes FSP Books & Videos as a President’s Club sponsor. FSP is a veteran owned small business, serving the emergency services since 1987. Since day one, their goal has been the same: treat customers with respect, share their years of knowledge, offer top of the line service and earn customers repeat business. They are located in Hudson, more

A New Benefit for MCVFA Members

The MCVFA is happy to announce that beginning on February 1, 2016, we now can offer an exclusive discount program with BJ’s Wholesale Club. Applicants must be a dues paying MCVFA member in order to qualify for the program. For a limited time, MCVFA members can get $10 off the annual BJ’s Inner Circle Membership more

NFPA Launches 2015 US Needs Assessment Survey

Nation’s leading fire service organizations are working collaboratively with NFPA to encourage all U.S. fire departments to complete the survey. On September 16, 2015, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the official launch of its 2015 U.S. Needs Assessment survey, the fourth distributed since 2001. The survey works to capture the level of resources and staffing among U.S. more

Recruiting a More Diverse Fire Service

My grandmother was born in the 1940s, but it wasn’t until the year 2014, at the age of 73, that she was recruited into the fire service as a member of Fire Corps. She will tell you that during her youth, having women in the fire service was something that was not culturally promoted or more

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Check out the latest Near Miss Report of the Week, or learn from other reports, you can browse or search for reports using the Near Miss library. Another feature at Near Miss is the training with applied lessons learned and leading practices resources. Or share your experience which is an anonymous, non-punitive, and a secure process. Visit the more