NOVA Regional Training School

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs, Division 7 and the NOVA Training Officers Committee will host a NOVA Regional Training School on the weekend of October 20-21, 2018. Four classes will be offered. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for classes being offered Please email Anna Wieser immediately at anna.wieser@fairfaxcounty.gov indicating interest…

Ethanol Safety Seminars in Chesapeake, VA on July 30, 31 & Aug. 1, 2018

Please join the Renewable Fuels Association, TRANSCAER®, IAFC and PHMSA for Ethanol Safety Seminars in Chesapeake, VA on July 30, 31 & Aug. 1, 2018. View web site: Ethanol Safety Seminar – Chesapeake, VA Attendees will receive in-depth information on proper training techniques that emergency responders and hazmat personnel need to effectively respond to an ethanol-related emergency. Certificates of Completion…

Second Annual America’s Best Firehouse Chili Contest

From now until July 16, 2018, firefighters will be encouraged to submit their best chili recipe to www.firehousechili.hormel.com for judging. Hormel Foods will select five finalists, one from each major region of the U.S. including North, South, East, West and Midwest. Those finalists will be flown to New York City to compete in a live…

Georgia Pacific Bucket Brigade Grant Application Period Now Open

Grants support local fire department equipment and necessities The application period for the 2018 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™ grant program is open through July 6. These grants support fire departments that serve in Georgia-Pacific facility communities and are the company’s way of giving back to the departments that keep their families, homes, and workplaces safe. About…

VDFP Stakeholder Input Meeting

Virginia Department of Fire Programs Stakeholder Input Meeting The Virginia Department of Fire Programs will be hosting a series of Stakeholder Input Meetings to provide an opportunity for in-put and feedback from Virginias Fire Service. The Virginia Department of Fire Programs will have many of the Division Chiefs present to be able to answer questions…

Tennessee – Virginia Training Weekend

Notice: National Fire Academy requiring Student Identification Numbers for All Courses  Date: September 28-30th, 2018 Location: U.S. National Fire Academy 16825 South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg, MD 21727-8998 Registration Fee: $77.00 (includes all meals and fees) Virginia Registration Instructions Registration will be accepted by the VDFP Division 7 Office. Payment by check must accompany your application;…

2018 Firefighter Safety Stand Down

Safety Stand Down is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). The event is coordinated by the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section and the NVFC, and is supported by national and international fire and emergency service organizations as well as health and safety-related organizations and agencies. Safety…

ASSISTANCE TO FIRE FIGHTERS (AFG) PROGRAM

  Dear AFG System Users, Please be advised that the AFG System will be unavailable due to scheduled system updates this weekend. Outage Period Start Date: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 9:00  P.M.  End Date: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have…

Important Update to AFG – SAM Registration

  AFG E-MAIL ALERT  |  May 24, 2018 VIEW ARCHIVE IMPORTANT ALERT:  Registration Process Changes in SAM.gov Beginning on April 27, 2018, ALL entities renewing or updating their registration at www.SAM.gov will be required to submit an original, signed notarized letter confirming the authorized Entity Administrator associated with the DUNS number before the registration is activated. As…