Attend NVFC summit

   Thirteen Nebraska firefighters attended the National Volunteer Fire Council’s Health & Safety Training Summit and Recruitment & Retention Experience in Oklahoma City on June 23rd and 24th

   Five of the participants had their expenses reimbursed by the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association’s SAFER Grant 4.  They will be working to develop Recruitment and Retention Training curriculum that can be used for presentations to your department or your Mutual Aid organization. 

   Feel free to reach out if you have interest in this happening. Six of the participants received a $900 expense voucher from the NVFC to help offset their expenses. 

   The NVFC will be hosting this conference again next year so keep your eyes open for further information.

   Your department should have received information about joining the NVFC along with your Annual NSFVA Membership renewals. For only $21 a year the benefits of joining the NVFC include.

   1. $10,000.00 AD&D insurance policy through the Provident Agency.

   2. Member-only training through the NVFC Virtual Classroom to grow your knowledge and further your fire service career.

   3. Members can network and share resources with other fire departments in the Volunteer Voices online member community.

   4. You will be eligible for educational discounts to online universities and fire service training sources.

   5. Members get complimentary access to the EMS/Rescue Section.

   6. Your department can apply for various items like turnout gear.

   7. You can access member-only resources to benefit the department, such as guides and grant-writing resources.

   8. Your department can get discounts on products and services including background screenings.

   9. There is a library of resources you can download to support your department’s recruitment and retention efforts.

   If you have questions about joining the NVFC Contact me or Justin Scamehorn, the other Nebraska delegate to the NVFC.

   Enjoy the fall and look forward to seeing you at your NSVFA Annual Conference in South Sioux City in October.

Joel E. Cerny,

NSVFA Director to the NVFC 




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