Application Period Now Open for 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have teamed up for the fifth year to provide new gear to volunteer fire departments in need. The application period for the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway is now open, and eligible departments can apply for four sets of CLASSIX® turnout gear for their
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Grants Available for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Projects

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is May 7, and the National Fire Protection Association has teamed up with State Farm to offer $500 grants to help fund 125 projects. To be considered for a funding award, apply by February 28. Learn more. Find additional resources and activity ideas to help prepare your community for the next wildfire
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Flood Safety Preparedness

Even though we are in the middle of winter, it’s about time to begin preparing for spring flooding. El Niño could deliver drenching conditions to California and throughout the South. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has developed fact sheets on El Niño available at NOAA El Niño Impacts by region and these predicted conditions come
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Submit Your Nominations for the NVFC’s Achievement Awards

Each year, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) recognizes achievement in the fire and emergency services through four annual awards. The nomination period for these awards is now open. Honor the outstanding individuals in your department by nominating them for an award. Recipients receive a trip to the Washington, DC, area, guest of honor status
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MCVFA Welcomes FSP Books & Videos as a New Sponsor

MCVFA welcomes FSP Books & Videos as a President’s Club sponsor. FSP is a veteran owned small business, serving the emergency services since 1987. Since day one, their goal has been the same: treat customers with respect, share their years of knowledge, offer top of the line service and earn customers repeat business. They are located in Hudson,
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A New Benefit for MCVFA Members

The MCVFA is happy to announce that beginning on February 1, 2016, we now can offer an exclusive discount program with BJ’s Wholesale Club. Applicants must be a dues paying MCVFA member in order to qualify for the program. For a limited time, MCVFA members can get $10 off the annual BJ’s Inner Circle Membership
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NFPA Launches 2015 US Needs Assessment Survey

Nation’s leading fire service organizations are working collaboratively with NFPA to encourage all U.S. fire departments to complete the survey. On September 16, 2015, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the official launch of its 2015 U.S. Needs Assessment survey, the fourth distributed since 2001. The survey works to capture the level of resources and staffing among U.S.
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Recruiting a More Diverse Fire Service

My grandmother was born in the 1940s, but it wasn’t until the year 2014, at the age of 73, that she was recruited into the fire service as a member of Fire Corps. She will tell you that during her youth, having women in the fire service was something that was not culturally promoted or
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Check Out the Latest Near Miss Report

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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