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

2017 Virginia Fire & Emergency Services Memorial Service

The 2017 Virginia Fire and Emergency Services Memorial Service was held on June 3rd at the Richmond International Raceway. There were three fallen firefighters recognized for service. The service was streamed live on the internet. If you were unable to attend follow this link to watch a you tube video of the service. The service…

Update on LegalShield

This past week, CBS NYC ran a news story featuring IDShield member Bob Zagaros who was a victim of identity theft that resulted in tax fraud. Check out how IDShield helped Mr. Zagaros resolve his tax fraud issues here. Kroll’s Brian Lapidus and Ellen Abbott are also featured. Sign up for your membership today and…

Training Program for Solar Systems

In Virginia, the number of residential and small commercial rooftop solar electric systems has grown from fewer than three hundred in 2010 to over 3,700 today. While we hope the use of these clean renewable energy systems continue to grow, there is a potential risk for firefighters responding to fires at solar powered facilities. The…

Legislation Introduced to Exempt Volunteer Benefits from Federal Tax

Legislation Introduced to Exempt Volunteer Benefits from Federal Tax The Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act (H.R. 1550) exempts property tax benefits and up to $600 per year in other incentives that volunteer fire and EMS personnel receive as a reward for their service from being taxed by the federal government. Contact your U.S. Representative using the NVFC’s Legislative Action…

VDFP & OEMS Announce the 20th Annual Fallen Fire & EMS Memorial Service

The 20th Annual Virginia Fallen Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Richmond International Raceway Complex’s Main Exhibition Hall. Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services personnel who died in the line of duty or have been recognized by the Virginia Line of Duty Act in the…