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Study: Volunteer Firefighter Have Higher Levels of Forever Chemicals

The study found two of the nine PFAS chemicals higher in volunteer firefighters than in the general public By Patty Verbanas, Rutgers University Volunteer firefighters — who comprise more than 65 percent of...

Top Volunteer Fire Service Leader Dies Unexpectedly

NVFC mourns the death of longtime CEO Heather Schafer Heather Schafer, the National Volunteer Fire Council’s chief executive officer, passed away suddenly on March 15. Heather had helmed the organization...

Fire Chief, Nearly Half of Mich. Fire Dept. Resigns

The resignations leave 8 on-call firefighters; auto-aid departments will provide immediate coverage By Dimitriy Shapiro, Daily Telegram A disagreement between members of the Fairfield Township Fire Department...

Fire Decimates China’s Last Primitive Village

More than 100 straw huts were destroyed; a cause and origin investigation is under way By Global News A raging fire which engulfed Wengding village – a national 4A tourism resort, late Sunday, in southwestern...

Volunteer Firefighters to Get Virtual Reality Training

The Australian state firefighters will use virtual reality, props and real firefighting tools to prepare for structure and wildland fire By Aimee Chanthadavong, ZDNet Victorian volunteer firefighters will all...

Volunteer Firefighter International is an online community dedicated to non-career firefighters across the globe, because brotherhood doesn’t end at town, county or country borders. VFI will bring you news and insights to help you get home safe, improve your department and better serve your community — no matter where you call home. VFI aims to make you the best trained, dedicated and passionate firefighter you can be.

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NVFC Awards Open for Nominations

Nominations for all four awards are due by January 29 The National Volunteer Fire Council recognizes achievement in the volunteer fire and emergency services through its annual awards program. Nominations for the...

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