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…

VDFP Stakeholder Input Meeting

Virginia Department of Fire Programs Stakeholder Input Meeting The Virginia Department of Fire Programs will be hosting a series of Stakeholder Input Meetings to provide an opportunity for in-put and feedback from Virginias Fire Service. The Virginia Department of Fire Programs will have many of the Division Chiefs present to be able to answer questions…

Tennessee – Virginia Training Weekend

Notice: National Fire Academy requiring Student Identification Numbers for All Courses  Date: September 28-30th, 2018 Location: U.S. National Fire Academy 16825 South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg, MD 21727-8998 Registration Fee: $77.00 (includes all meals and fees) Virginia Registration Instructions Registration will be accepted by the VDFP Division 7 Office. Payment by check must accompany your application;…

2018 Firefighter Safety Stand Down

Safety Stand Down is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). The event is coordinated by the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section and the NVFC, and is supported by national and international fire and emergency service organizations as well as health and safety-related organizations and agencies. Safety…

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…