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…

National Volunteer Week, April 15-22

National Volunteer Week is a great time to thank existing fire service volunteers as well as recruit more volunteers to local departments. The NVFC’s Make Me A Firefighter campaign has tools and resources to help.https://portal.nvfc.org)  Recruitment videos you can download and share on web sites, social media, events, etc. are available on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/channels/1201469.…

CFSI Releases 2018 Legislative Outlook

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) has released its Legislative Outlook for the Second Session of the 115th Congress. In 2018, Congress is considering many issues of critical importance to the nation’s fire and emer­gency services. Actions taken by Congress will have a direct impact on the fire service’s ability to prepare for, respond to, prevent,…

SAFER GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS MARCH 26

Need more volunteers for your fire departments? The FY 2017 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) application period will be open from March 26-April 27. These grants can be used to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters or to hire paid firefighters. To help you get ready, the NVFC has posted a recording of…

Goochland Fire Rescue Firefighter-EMS Provider

Goochland County Fire-Rescue is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMS Provider . Applications accepted until March 31, 2018 Written & Physical Agility Test April 17, 2018. To look at test go to http://goochlandva.us/304Fire-Rescue-and-Emergency Services Interviews week of May 1, 2018 Hiring Range is $40,917-$46,846 on line application at www,goochlandva.us/231/Employment-Opportunities See full job posting here.