Eligible regional activities under AFG are Vehicle Acquisition, Training, Equipment, Wellness and Fitness, and PPE activities The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and its sister programs (SAFER and Fire Prevention and Safety) allow fire departments and EMS organizations the opportunity to apply for grants utilizing a regional approach for their project. Eligible regional activities […]
The IAFC’s Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) has released an update to its Yellow Ribbon Report, “Best Practices in Behavioral Wellness for Emergency Responders.” The updated draft includes a new set of 11 best practices, and an emotional tactical worksheet, survey results on behavioral wellness, and key resources. Share this resource with your members.
60,000 Gallons of Water: Sunday, the West Barnstable Community gathered to dedicate the new 60,000-gallon cistern (underground water tank) at the 1717 Meetinghouse/West Parish. The water is for firefighting and replaces an old 20,000-gallon tank. The new tank represents a multi-year collaboration between the 1717 Meetinghouse Trustees, the Town of Barnstable, and the WBFD. See […]
WASHINGTON — The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) announced on Monday the opening of its award application period for its 2022 national awards. The CFSI awards recognize both individuals and organizations for outstanding leadership in fire and life safety. The four awards include: CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award recognizes individuals for leadership in […]
Region 1 Jordan Victor De Medeiros Wareham Fire Department Massachusetts Maritime Academy Region 1 Emily Bird […]
Winter is just around the corner, along with new challenges to public safety. Now is the time to prepare your department and community for the threats fire poses during the winter months. Join us for this Facebook Live discussion on the NVFC’s page: National Volunteer Fire Council. Lt. Michael O. McLeieer, president of E.S.C.A.P.E., Inc. […]