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…

VSFA Past President, Jack Finley answers his last alarm

Jack Finley of Smithfield, served as President of the VSFA 1993-94. He served as the Executive Committeeman for the 2nd District for many years and on many committee. He was very active on legislative issues. He was a member of the Hall of Fame for the Association. Read his obituary here: http://www.littlesfuneralhome.com/obituary/shirley-finley

2018 Virginia Fire & EMS Memorial Service

 The 2018 Virginia Fallen Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Memorial Service consist of two events: •   Friday, June 1, 2018 – Wreath Laying at Public Safety Memorial near Patrick Henry building and Governor’s Mansion at 1111 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA •   Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Memorial Service Ceremony is at the Richmond International Raceway Complex’s Main Exhibition Hall, 600 E Laburnum Ave,…

67th Annual Potomac River Festival Fire/Rescue Parade

“Nations Noisiest Fire/Rescue Parade” Friday June 8, 2018 in the Town of Colonial Beach Parade will line up will begin at 1:00 PM, judging will begin at 4:00 PM, and                                         the parade will begin at 7:30 PM. To be fair to everyone, no one arriving after 6:00 PM will be judged. Parade information and entry…

Senate Approves Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

On Thursday, May 10th, the Senate approved by unanimous consent H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act. The bill, which was amended by the Senate prior to passage, was unanimously approved by the House on September 12, 2017. The bipartisan legislation creates a specialized national registry to provide researchers and epidemiologists with the tools and resources…

NVFC monthly Resources and Tools

The NVFC is pleased to offer this monthly email to our state associations and other stakeholders to help you more effectively and easily communicate national fire and emergency service messages to your members. Here are resources and tools for May 2018. NVFC Spring Meeting and Awards: The NVFC held its spring board meeting on April…

Virginia-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team is seeking Paramedics, Pharmacists, IT Specialists and Respiratory Therapists.

The National Disaster Medical System is seeking Paramedics, Pharmacists, IT Specialists and Respiratory Therapists to hire as intermittent federal employees for the Virginia-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (VA-1 DMAT). DMATs are staffed with medical professionals and para-professionals who can help area health systems respond by providing expert patient care. DMAT team members include advanced clinicians…

National Volunteer Week

SPECIAL OFFER! Join the NVFC for Just $15 It’s National Volunteer Week, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is grateful for the dedication and service of our nation’s volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers. In recognition of our appreciation, we are offering over 50% off NVFC membership this week only. Join the NVFC…

Firefighter Cancer Initiative

Cancer is a serious problem facing fire service workers. While risks do come with the job, there are ways to mitigate these risks. Can you answer these questions? What steps are we taking to prevent cancer; as an individual, Shift, Company, or as a Department? What are we doing to address the Cancer in our…