Among the business on the agenda for the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) board of directors annual fall meeting in November were the following: which new legislation to support, a change in membership rates, and taking the Seat Belt Pledge.
The new EMS/Rescue Section held its inaugural meeting at this session also.
In other business, the NVFC board appointed a representative to the National Fire Protection Association Hazmat Technical Committee on EMS, signed the National Fire and EMS Seat Belt Pledge, and approved Ed Stauffer as the NVFC chaplain, a newly created position.
Randy Mantooth, an actor, writer, and producer who also plays Firefighter/Paramedic John Gage on the TV Emergency! series, addressed the attendees on carbon monoxide poisoning and other health and safety issues. Mantooth is working with a global medical technology company to create awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning in the fire service and to develop a video promoting a healthful lifestyle among firefighters.
The next NVFC board meeting will be held in April.