Sissonville Fire School

Registration for the 12th Annual Sissonville Fire & Rescue School has been underway for a few weeks. Some classes are full and others are filling up fast.   As always, we have classes over two weekends – March 2-4, 2018 and March 9-11, 2018. We have courses ranging from 4 hours to 120 hours in length.   The…

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Globe Gear Give-Away

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Kimberly Quiros Phone:  202-887-5700 x119 Email:  Kimberly@nvfc.org   Need Gear? Apply Now for the 2018 Globe Gear Giveaway Proper turnout gear is vital to the safety of firefighters; however, budget restrictions often leave many volunteer departments struggling to outfit their crew with personal protective clothing that meets recommended national safety standards.…

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31st WSO Symposium

From: Perry Ballard We hope you are looking forward to taking part in the 31st WSO Symposium this September 17–19 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA! The theme for this year’s Symposium is Fulfilling the Need for Qualified Safety Professionals … Worldwide. We would love for you to participate by being a speaker, facilitating a forum or…

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AFG Grants End Feb 2

FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) Open Application Period Continues The FY 2017 AFG application period is now open and will close on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5 PM ET. Make every effort to submit your application early because no application will be accepted after the official close of the application period. The following…

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Grants

Through our new lobbyists, we were contacted by Motorola concerning some potential Grants that you may or may not be aware of. Here are the links to the grants that were mentioned: https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/solutions/fire-ems/smart-fire-first-response-experience.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3s3ylaH22AIVVhuBCh3OFgIGEAMYASAAEgLGtfD_BwE#grantsassistance I also came across Rural Fire Assistance Grants that seem to be run with federal money passed through the State Forester’s office. …

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2018 Firefighter Day at the Capital

Charleston, WV – Leadership and members of the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association were on hand at the State Capital yesterday to discuss ongoing issues with the State’s Fire Service. Hot topics included the volunteer fire department’s Worker’s Compensation reimbursement issue, Recruitment and Retention, obtaining additional funding for Training and a Cancer Presumption for firefighters.…

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2018 Legislative Reception and Day at the Capital

Our Finalized Legislative Agenda We have a very good chance of getting several pieces of important legislation passed this session and we need your help. In fact, this may be the best opportunity that we’ve had in years to fix many issues we’ve been dealing with. Please find your Senator and Delegate contact info from…

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Firewise

Brush, grass and forest fires don’t have to be disasters. NFPA’s Firewise USA program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire. Firewise is a key component of Fire Adapted Communities – a collaborative approach that connects all those who play a role in wildfire education,…

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Subcommittee Schedule

The Subcommittee of the Volunteer Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services at the West Virginia Legislature will be holding a series of listening sessions at the following locations on the dates listed. Members have been invited to hear concerns and potential solutions from citizens and volunteers in your area related to the challenges facing VFD…

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