Firefighter AFG Grant Funding

Are you planning to apply for an AFG Grant when the window opens? If you’ve applied before and been turned down or if you’ve never applied before, FEMA is offering some very informative webinars to help you avoid errors that can keep you from successfully receiving grant money. Tuesday 10/24 10 am EST Wednesday 10/25…

Tell your Senators to support the Volunteer First Responder Housing Act!

On September 19, Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced the Volunteer First Responder Housing Act (S. 1831), which expands access to the Single Family Housing Guarantee Loan Program and the Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program for volunteer firefighters and EMS providers. Contact your U.S. Senators today and ask them to co-sponsor S. 1831! Take Action

Participate in Mediterranean Diet Study to Improve your Health

    Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in coordination with the National Volunteer Fire Council, are seeking volunteer firefighters to participate in a study on the health benefits to emergency responders and their families of using the Mediterranean Diet. Participants will have access to online tools and strategies for implementing…

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…