NVFC News: ICC Process, Standards Guide, Training Opportunities, Executive Committee Meets

News from the National Volunteer Fire Council:

The ICC Code Development Process

As firefighters, your input and participation is essential to develop model building codes and standards that ensure building safety and fire prevention. Bruce Johnson of the ICC provides an overview of the codes development process and how you can get involved.

Read more HERE.

Feature Your Department in the Upcoming NVFC Standards Guide

The NVFC is working with the NFPA to create a standards guide for the fire service and would like to profile departments that have been successful in working towards compliance of certain NFPA standards.

Read more HERE.

Register for This Week’s Fire Corps Academy Training Courses

Fire Corps is hosting five free training webinars this week. Attend these sessions to learn about topics ranging from starting and managing a Fire Corps program to increasing the effectiveness of your program through marketing, collaboration, and disaster response efforts.

Read more HERE.

NVFC Executive Committee Meets

The NVFC Executive Committee and staff leadership met on January 12-13, 2012, in Baltimore, MD. The 13-member committee operates and conducts the business and affairs of the NVFC between board meetings and meets in-person twice a year.

Read more HERE.

Reminder: Take the FAMA/FEMSA Survey for your Chance to Win an iPad

There is still time to take the FAMA/FEMSA Apparatus and Economic Outlook Survey. In appreciation for your participation and feedback, you will be entered into a drawing for an Apple iPad. Click here to learn more, or take the survey at www.fama.org/survey or www.femsa.org/survey.

Texas Fire Corps State Advocate Helps Firefighting Family Get New Home

In December, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and over 3,000 volunteers built a Texas volunteer firefighter a new home after her own house burned down in the Bastrop wildfire. Fire Corps State Advocate Jeanie Fossati was among the volunteers who made it all possible.

Read more HERE.

New Free Fire Scene Communications Program Available

The Firefighters Support Foundation’s newest free training program, Fire Scene Communications, is now available. This program defines communications and its elements, discusses best practices, and presents tactics that ensure that information is being effectively disseminated.

Read more HERE.

NFPA Has Job Opening for Emergency Services Specialist

The National Fire Protect Association (NFPA) is seeking an Emergency Services Specialist.

an ideal opportunity for an Emergency Services professional who will provide staff liaison support to technical committees and provide technical support and advisory services on subjects related to the emergency services and emergency management.

Read more about this opportunity HERE.

Fire Chief Video Focuses on the Value of Volunteers

A new video by Fire Chief Associate Editor Mary Rose Roberts discusses the important role of volunteers in our nation’s fire service and steps that can be taken to improve recruitment and retention efforts. These include legislative advocacy and supporting junior firefighter programs.

Click here to watch the video.

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