USFA Announces 2015 Arson Awareness Week Theme

The United States Fire Administration has announced the 2015 Arson Awareness Week theme is Accelerant Detection Canines – Sniffing Out Arson. Use May 3-9 to focus on the value and contributions accelerant detection canines make to fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and their communities. USFA and its partners – State Farm Arson Dog Program; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms, and
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New Grant helps Boost Sprinkler Advocacy and Education

Expanding on its commitment to help fire safety officials advocate for home fire sprinklers, the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative has launched a new grant program aimed at ramping up sprinkler-related efforts across North America. The Bringing Safety Home Grant Program will assist as many as 10 selected U.S. state sprinkler coalitions and other safety advocates throughout the
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Apply for an FP&S Grant to Support Fire Prevention and Safety Initiatives

FEMA’s Fire Prevention and Safety Grant application period is open through April 1. Apply for a grant to fund projects in your department that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. Learn more about the award and access planning materials here. Need help writing your grant application? NVFC members get
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Region 4 is Hosting a Legislative Breakfast

MCVFA Connecticut River Valley Region 4 will be hosting a legislative breakfast meeting on Sunday, May 17, 2015. It will be held at the Hatfield F.D. headquarters, 59 Main Street, Hatfield and will begin at 9:00AM. We will be serving a continental breakfast. Several regional legislators are being invited to attend and the topic will
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Apply Now for a Regional Equipment Grant from the Firefighters Support Foundation

As in any profession, there are often much-needed tools that fire and rescue department budgets simply don’t provide for. Unlike most professions, however, the consequences of firefighting and rescue personnel not having these critical items can have tragic results. Many fire and rescue departments in the U.S. are under-funded and volunteer-based. This lack of funding
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MCVFA SAFER Scholarship – Update February 2, 2015

To All MCVFA SAFER Scholarship Recipients, The second round of reimbursements will be going in the mail on Monday, February 2.  Recipients who submitted all the required documents, including grades, between January 8 and January 21, 2015 should receive the payments by the end of the week.  If you have not yet submitted your grades please do so immediately.  If you have questions about your reimbursements,
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Changes to the Fire Chief Credentialing and Re-Credentialing Application

The Massachusetts Fire Service Commission would like to make you aware of some changes to the Fire Chief Credentialing and Re-Credentialing application processes that will be effective January 1, 2015. The applications for credentialing and re-credentialing have been reworked to make them fill-in forms and to create consistencies between all forms and matrixes. Current program and course
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Check out the latest Near Miss Report of the Week, or learn from other reports, you can browse or search for reports using the Near Miss library. Another feature at Near Miss is the training with applied lessons learned and leading practices resources. Or share your experience which is an anonymous, non-punitive, and a secure process. Visit the
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