You don’t have to be in the volunteer fire service to be aware that there is a serious problem when it comes to recruiting members. It seems like every day there are news stories highlighting the plunging membership rolls in America’s volunteer fire departments. It’s a serious problem, and there is a lot of time, […]
Does your department serve a community that contains pipelines? If so, your personnel need to be prepared for pipeline incident response. The NVFC has launched a new online course funded in part by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to help volunteer responders increase their operational preparedness, readiness, and awareness of pipeline hazards so […]
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.