National Volunteer Week, April 17-23, is a great time to let your community know your department needs more volunteers. New outreach materials are now available in the Make Me A Firefighter department portal to help with recruitment. Login or register for free and go to “Customize Campaign Materials” to access the new designs. In addition, […]
Name: Joe Nedder Title: Deputy Chief of Training Department: Mendon Fire Department Location: Mendon, MA Why are you an NVFC member? I have always believed that volunteers need to speak with a united voice. What is your occupation? Retired now, but still working at least “full-time” teaching, writing, and gaining more knowledge. Prior to all […]
NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems provides the criteria for the routine activities that must be conducted to ensure that water-based fire protection systems, such as automatic sprinklers systems, can be relied upon in the event of a fire. These activities range from simple visual confirmation of […]
Join us this week as we invite West Barnstable Fire Chief Joe Maruca to talk about Fire Districts: What qualifies or creates a District? And more specifically – what makes West Barnstable Fire District so unique? Hear at Fire District – West Barnstable podcast here.
Teenage Women – Learn Firefighting: Here’s a great camp for young women ages 14 to 20 where they can learn about firefighting. It’s an excellent program. The application is due (postmarked) on May 1st.
Post-traumatic stress impacts all firefighters at some point, and sometimes this can manifest into serious conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet often responders are reluctant to talk about the struggles they face. This article by NVFC director from California Dick Brown for Fire Engineering looks at why it is important to recognize when […]