NFPA Releases New Standard for Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response

New podcast from CRR Radio – NFPA 3000 CRR Radio from The Vision 20/20 Project has a new podcast focusing on the provisional standard just released, NFPA 3000 Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Program. Only the second provisional standard in NFPA’s history, this underscores the urgency and need for this standard in today’s world. In this…

VDFP Schedules Branch/Stakeholders Meetings

Opportunity to meet with VDFP Division Chefs and  Executive Leadership August 15-16 in Chilhowie at Division 4 Office 1169 East Lee Hwy, Chilhowie. Stakeholder Meeting on August 15 at 6pm at Div 4 Office October 24-25 in Farmville 124 N. South Street, Farmville. Stakeholder Meeting on October 24 at 6pm at Div 3 Office December 5-6 in Glen Allen 1005 Technology Park Dr, Glen…

Tidewater Community College

            Fall 2018 Classes begin August 20th for first 8 week classes October 17th for second 8 week classes September 17th for 12 week classes First 8 Weeks FST 210 Legal Considerations (Chesapeake FD Admin Office Classroom) FST 215 Fire Protection Systems (Virginia Beach Campus) Second 8 Weeks FST 235…

What Needs to Change to Reduce Firefighter Cancer Risks

“A New White Paper for Fire Department Leaders” An In-Depth Analysis of Today’s Most Important Issue TargetSolutions has heard from customers seeking guidance on how they can lower their crew members’ cancer risks. Considering the fact 70 percent of firefighter line-of-duty deaths are due to cancer, it’s clear awareness of the issue and training are…

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…