Equifax Data Breach!

As many are aware Credit reporting firm Equifax experienced a data breach that could potentially affect 143 million US consumers. Equifax said data on 143 million U.S. customers was obtained in a breach, the breach was discovered July 29. Personal data including birth dates, credit card numbers and more were obtained in the breach. Three…

Virginia/Tennessee State Weekend Update

As you are aware, many places in our country are coping with devastating effects of natural disasters. The need to staff up Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) resources and provide critical training to deliver assistance is impacting every branch and location of the Agency. As a key component of the Nation’s training arm, the National Emergency…

Changes to the Aid to Localities Program

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs would like to inform you of several significant changes to the ATL program. On August 4th The Virginia Fire Service Board approved the below changes to the ATL program. All changes are effective immediately. The complete updated policy can be found at http://www.vafire.com/content/uploads/2017/08/Final-ATL-Policy-Update_August-2017.pdf ATL Changes: Localities will receive 100% of their…

Tune in to S&T’s Tech Talk on Free First Responder Training

First responders are our first line of defense for homeland security and they face a variety of environments that demand specialized skills and greater exposure to different scenarios. Providing such exposure is often met with funding challenges for necessary training for today’s responders. Active shooter incidents, for example, are unfortunately happening more frequently than in…

Training Grant available from the NVFC

NVFC Members Can Apply for $5,000 Training Grant Provided by Josh Cellars   The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has partnered with Josh Cellars to provide 10 fire departments with a $5,000 grant to help provide training to their firefighters and department personnel http://www.nvfc.org/nvfc-members-can-apply-for-5000-training-grant-provided-by-josh-cellars/

National Fire Academy Training Weekend

Reminder: The Virginia-Tennessee National Fire Academy Training Weekend will be held September 22-24, 2017 in Emmittsburg, MD. Deadline for registrations is August 8, 2017.  Please read the attached informational flyer. It includes important information concerning registration and the requirement for attendees to have a FEMA Student Identification Number. More Event Information