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IAFC-VCOS, NVFC Release Lavender Ribbon Report Update to Reduce Occupational Cancer Risks

This update to the Lavender Ribbon Report provides 11 best practices for reducing exposure risks and preventing occupationally caused cancer in firefighters.
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IAFC Releases Position Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination of Fire and EMS Personnel

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has released the organization's stance on COVID-19 vaccination of fire personnel.

Winner Announced for 2021 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award Sponsored by Vector Solutions

James Hedrick, volunteer training coordinator from Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Department, was named the 2021 recipient.

Safety Stand Down 2021: Rebuild Rehab

This year’s Safety Stand Down will take place June 20-26 and call attention to the need for physical and psychological rehab.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Release TIP Rules

This new payment flexibility, even though temporary, marks an important new chapter in the CMS’ reimbursement to EMS agencies.

IAFC: Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Reform Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program

Allow new categories of public safety officers to be eligible for the program, including trainees; fire police; and public safety officers acting as “Good Samaritans” outside of their jurisdictions.

Vector Solutions and IAFC’s Volunteer and Combination Officers Section Now Accepting Nominations for the...

Vector Solutions, the leading provider of computer-based training and operational management applications for public safety agencies, is teaming up with the IAFC’s Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) for the eighth year in a row to deliver the 2021 Training Officer Recognition Award.

FEMA Releases “Improving Public Messaging for Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place”

The report includes research findings and recommendations emergency managers can use to frame messaging to provide effective warnings, help community members understand risk, and increase compliance with recommended evacuation or shelter-in-place protective actions.

IAFC: J. Robert Brown Appointed as CEO/Executive Director of the International Association of Fire...

As CEO/Executive Director, Mr. Brown will be responsible to assure that the IAFC builds upon our near 150-years of success at the forefront of the fire, rescue and emergency services profession.

IAFC: FEMA Releases Audit-Related Guidance for Entities Receiving COVID-19 Public Assistance Funds

In order to help fire and EMS departments account for reimbursement costs, FEMA has released an Audit-Related Guidance for Entities Receiving FEMA Public Assistance Funds.

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