As the number of electric vehicles on the roadways increases, it is important for first responders to understand how a response involving these types of vehicles is different than those with an internal combustion engine. This course equips responders with the knowledge and tools to safely respond to electric vehicle incidents. Take it free for a limited time in the NVFC Virtual Classroom.
Through a U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration grant, the NVFC is offering hazmat train-the-trainer events across the U.S. in 2024. To help more people attend these important trainings, the NVFC will grant 10 NVFC members with stipends that reimburse up to $500 of eligible travel-related expenses. Applications are due by January 2. Learn more and apply
Firefighters Association to circulate petition to raise county fire fee for the first time in 22 years
BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Firefighters Association has begun the process of potentially increasing the fire fee for the first time in 22 years. The Upshur County Firefighters Association met on June 28 after unanimously voting to increase the fire
SUMMERDALE, Ala. (WKRG) — There is always something to do around a fire station. Summerdale volunteer firefighters have to do what they can between calls and those calls for service are increasing.
Tracy Farley Office of Communication May 11, 2023 Emergency responders are an interesting lot. As a culture we recognize and value those who rush toward an emergency while others flee to safety. They work or volunteer as firefighters, law enforcement officers,...
Two federal fire department grant programs are up for a reinstatement vote in the U.S. Senate this year, and Senator Charles E. Schumer said he is launching a push to keep the money flowing to local fire departments.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program are two of the main federal firefighter funding programs, Schumer said. Both are set to run out in 2023, so the Senate has introduced the Fire Grants and Safety Act to keep them funding through at least 2030, through the U.S. Fire Administration.