Total Cost of Fire Up 38 Percent from 1980
The National Fire Protection Association released an updated report on the Total Cost of Fire in the United States. It can be seen from the report that the total cost of fire in 2010, adjusted for inflation, is 38 percent higher than in 1980, while its proportion of U.S. gross domestic product has declined by roughly one-third. Read More...
NFPA Releases New Wildfire DVD for Small and Volunteer Fire Departments
A new, free DVD from the NFPA emphasizes partnerships between small and volunteer fire departments and residents to reduce wildfire risk. Read More...
Join the NVFC EMS/Rescue Section
If you are an EMT, Paramedic, or other member of the EMS community, join the NVFC’s EMS/Rescue Section and let your voice be heard! The Section works to provide volunteers in an EMS or rescue delivery system with information, education, services, and representation to enhance their professionalism. Members of the Section receive Section voting rights, the EMS Update newsletter, and are part of a national EMS community working to raise the profile of volunteer EMS. Learn more about EMS/Rescue Section membership, and find additional resources and information on the EMS/Rescue portion of our web site.
Effective February 21, 2012, the MCVFA has terminated its fundraising contract with All-Pro Productions. The MCVFA continues to conduct a statewide fundraising campaign utilizing Xentel, Inc. No representatives will go to a donor’s house or business. If you have any questions concerning this program, please contact the MCVFA President Dibrindisi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unemployment Claims for Call/Volunteer Firefighters
As we are aware, there have been a number of layoffs for call/volunteers from their regular jobs. Many Fire Departments have reported problems with their firefighters trying to collect unemployment benefits when layoffs happen.