IAFC - VCOS Section

IAFC - VCOS Section VCOS is the largest special interest section of the IAFC that provides education and resources to the leaders of volunteer and combination fire departments
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To represent the interests of all volunteer and combination fire/rescue/EMS agencies. We will be a dynamic organization, characterized by our integrity, customer focus and membership development, with value placed on people and the superior utilization of technology. We will excel by creating educational programs, through unrivaled networking, and by helping VCOS members further their success and reach their potential.

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Don't forget to register for our recruitment and retention webinar on April 29 at 6 PM ET. We hope to see you there!
04/21/2021
Webinar: The Truth About Recruiting and Retaining Volunteer Members

Don't forget to register for our recruitment and retention webinar on April 29 at 6 PM ET. We hope to see you there!

The truth about recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters focuses on breaking the mold and developing new values for your members to stay and to attract new ones.  Chief Jason Caughey will share what techniques have and have NOT worked to grow from 30 members to over 100 members in the last f...

04/19/2021

The VCOS Board wishes all the fire, EMS and administrative volunteers a Happy National Volunteer Week! We are thankful for all you do for your community.

There has never been a more essential time for this great community to come together. That is why the IAFC has been work...
04/08/2021

There has never been a more essential time for this great community to come together. That is why the IAFC has been working hard to make safe on-site connections and educational opportunities happen at #FRI2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. https://bit.ly/2Ppuj75

There has never been a more essential time for this great community to come together. That is why the IAFC has been working hard to make safe on-site connections and educational opportunities happen at #FRI2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. https://bit.ly/2Ppuj75

Register today for our upcoming webinar on April 29 at 6 PM ET, The Truth About Recruiting and Retaining Volunteer Membe...
04/06/2021
Webinar: The Truth About Recruiting and Retaining Volunteer Members

Register today for our upcoming webinar on April 29 at 6 PM ET, The Truth About Recruiting and Retaining Volunteer Members.

The truth about recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters focuses on breaking the mold and developing new values for your members to stay and to attract new ones.  Chief Jason Caughey will share what techniques have and have NOT worked to grow from 30 members to over 100 members in the last f...

04/01/2021

The VCOS Board sends our thoughts and prayers with the passing of former VCOS Board Member, Chief Steve Miller. He was a strong advocate for VCOS and the fire service. He will be missed.

Join Chief Jason Caughey on April 29th for a webinar on the truth about recruiting and retaining volunteer members. He w...
03/29/2021
Webinar: The Truth About Recruiting and Retaining Volunteer Members

Join Chief Jason Caughey on April 29th for a webinar on the truth about recruiting and retaining volunteer members. He will share what techniques worked and did not work to grow his department from 30 members to over 100 members. Register for the webinar today!

The truth about recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters focuses on breaking the mold and developing new values for your members to stay and to attract new ones.  Chief Jason Caughey will share what techniques have and have NOT worked to grow from 30 members to over 100 members in the last f...

The VCOS Board shares its heartfelt sympathy and offer our thoughts & prayers with the passing of long-time National Vol...
03/19/2021
Heather Schafer Obituary - Annapolis, MD

The VCOS Board shares its heartfelt sympathy and offer our thoughts & prayers with the passing of long-time National Volunteer Fire Council CEO Heather Schafer, who passed away unexpectedly March 15.

Celebrate the life of Heather Schafer, leave a kind word or memory and get funeral service information care of John M. Taylor Funeral Home.

Meet the VCOS Board of Directors Candidates. Voting opens April 18th.
03/18/2021
Election

Meet the VCOS Board of Directors Candidates. Voting opens April 18th.

Current members must be paid through at least April 30, 2021 to ensure receipt of voting credentials when the election opens in April. New members must join by May 12, 2021 to qualify. 

Register for the VCOS Webinar: Coaching Tips for Chiefs on March 16 at 6PM ET
03/11/2021
Webinar: Coaching Tips for Chiefs

Register for the VCOS Webinar: Coaching Tips for Chiefs on March 16 at 6PM ET

Chiefs and officers will benefit from attending this webinar as we give you knowledge to help you “coach” and communicate clearly with others. Panelists for this webinar have a variety of experience managing volunteer staff in a dynamic and changing world. The panelists will answer questions sub...

03/09/2021
IAFC Grant Assistance Program

Reminder that the SAFER grant application closes on Friday. Need help with writing/submitting a SAFER grant? IAFC members get a 25% discount with FireGrantsHelp by using the code IAFC25.

Fill out the form below for FREE customized grant help including grant research, grant alert notices and grant application reviews from our team of grant experts. Whether you're just starting your project or need to add the final touches to an application, our staff of grant consultants has teamed u...

Register for the VCOS Webinar: Coaching Tips for Chiefs on March 16 at 6PM ET
03/04/2021
Webinar: Coaching Tips for Chiefs

Register for the VCOS Webinar: Coaching Tips for Chiefs on March 16 at 6PM ET

Chiefs and officers will benefit from attending this webinar as we give you knowledge to help you “coach” and communicate clearly with others. Panelists for this webinar have a variety of experience managing volunteer staff in a dynamic and changing world. The panelists will answer questions sub...

03/03/2021
IAFC Grant Assistance Program

Need help with writing or submitting a SAFER grant application? IAFC members get a 25% discount with FireGrantsHelp by using the code IAFC25.

Fill out the form below for FREE customized grant help including grant research, grant alert notices and grant application reviews from our team of grant experts. Whether you're just starting your project or need to add the final touches to an application, our staff of grant consultants has teamed u...

Today is the last day to take the mental wellness survey to help VCOS with important updates to the Yellow Ribbon Report...
03/01/2021
VCOS Mental Wellness Survey

Today is the last day to take the mental wellness survey to help VCOS with important updates to the Yellow Ribbon Report.

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Register for the next VCOS webinar “Coaching Tips for Chiefs” on 3/16 @ 6PM ET.
02/25/2021
Webinar: Coaching Tips for Chiefs

Register for the next VCOS webinar “Coaching Tips for Chiefs” on 3/16 @ 6PM ET.

Chiefs and officers will benefit from attending this webinar as we give you knowledge to help you “coach” and communicate clearly with others. Panelists for this webinar have a variety of experience managing volunteer staff in a dynamic and changing world. The panelists will answer questions sub...

Please take this short VCOS survey on mental health during COVID-19.
02/23/2021
VCOS Mental Wellness Survey

Please take this short VCOS survey on mental health during COVID-19.

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Reminder that VCOS board candidates must submit info by this Friday 2/26.
02/22/2021
Election

Reminder that VCOS board candidates must submit info by this Friday 2/26.

We will announce the 2021 VCOS board candidates, post VCOS endorsements and VCOS board endorsements for the 2021 election on this page. Please check back for information on the 2021 election.

Join us tomorrow at 7 PM ET for a webinar, Su***de Prevention in Today's World a panel discussion about su***de preventi...
02/16/2021
Su***de Prevention in Today’s World

Join us tomorrow at 7 PM ET for a webinar, Su***de Prevention in Today's World a panel discussion about su***de prevention actions. Register today.

Join Chief Joe Chornock, Chief Adam Farrar and Chief Pat Kenny on Wednesday February 17 at 7 PM ET for a discussion about su***de prevention actions. Life stressors are impacting our firefighters more today than ever in our history. The pandemic and the changing response procedures are having a nega...

Interested in running for the VCOS Board? Candidates have until Feb 26 to submit.
02/12/2021
Election

Interested in running for the VCOS Board? Candidates have until Feb 26 to submit.

We will announce the 2021 VCOS board candidates, post VCOS endorsements and VCOS board endorsements for the 2021 election on this page. Please check back for information on the 2021 election.

02/11/2021
IAFC Grant Assistance Program

Looking for help with your AFG, SAFER, or FP&S grant application? IAFC members get a 25% discount through FireGrantsHelp. Use code IAFC25.

Fill out the form below for FREE customized grant help including grant research, grant alert notices and grant application reviews from our team of grant experts. Whether you're just starting your project or need to add the final touches to an application, our staff of grant consultants has teamed u...

Register today for our next webinar, Su***de Prevention in Today's World, on Wednesday February 17 at 7 PM ET.
02/09/2021
Su***de Prevention in Today’s World

Register today for our next webinar, Su***de Prevention in Today's World, on Wednesday February 17 at 7 PM ET.

Join Chief Joe Chornock, Chief Adam Farrar and Chief Pat Kenny on Wednesday February 17 at 7 PM ET for a discussion about su***de prevention actions. Life stressors are impacting our firefighters more today than ever in our history. The pandemic and the changing response procedures are having a nega...

02/06/2021
IAFC Grant Assistance Program

Need help with your AFG, SAFER, or FP&S grant application? IAFC members get a 25% discount through FireGrantsHelp! Use code IAFC25.

Fill out the form below for FREE customized grant help including grant research, grant alert notices and grant application reviews from our team of grant experts. Whether you're just starting your project or need to add the final touches to an application, our staff of grant consultants has teamed u...

FEMA grant opportunities are currently open for AFG and Fire Prevention & Safety. SAFER opens on February 8 and guidance...
02/05/2021
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Programs Workshops | FEMA.gov

FEMA grant opportunities are currently open for AFG and Fire Prevention & Safety. SAFER opens on February 8 and guidance documents are available now. Join FEMA AFG webinars for more information.

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Interested in running for the VCOS Board? Candidates have until Feb 26 to submit.
02/04/2021
Election

Interested in running for the VCOS Board? Candidates have until Feb 26 to submit.

We will announce the 2021 VCOS board candidates, post VCOS endorsements and VCOS board endorsements for the 2021 election on this page. Please check back for information on the 2021 election.

There's still time to register for the Mesmerizing Leadership online course. Class starts February 3rd!
01/26/2021

There's still time to register for the Mesmerizing Leadership online course. Class starts February 3rd!

There's still time to register for the Mesmerizing Leadership online course. Class starts February 3rd!

Register today for Tim Shurr's Mesmerizing Leadership online course. Class starts February 3rd! https://bit.ly/2J8tfxL
01/22/2021

Register today for Tim Shurr's Mesmerizing Leadership online course. Class starts February 3rd! https://bit.ly/2J8tfxL

Register today for Tim Shurr's Mesmerizing Leadership online course. Class starts February 3rd! https://bit.ly/2J8tfxL

01/21/2021

Did you miss the Virtual Symposium in the Sun? You can watch the recorded sessions. Go to the Full Schedule, click on the session, and then “Presentation” in the pop up box. https://bit.ly/39qyXHM

IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs Public Statement Against Violence and Hate
01/20/2021
IAFC Public Statement Against Violence and Hate

IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs Public Statement Against Violence and Hate

The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of the fire and emergency services of our nation, North America, and abroad. We have a long history of serving all members of our great society. In the service to our respective communities, we treasure the high level of trust an...

With doubts and concerns about the vaccine, fire service leaders are coming together Jan. 19 @ 3 PM ET to help provide i...
01/19/2021
Sizing Up "That Vaccine"...for Firefighters: Separating Fact and Fiction

With doubts and concerns about the vaccine, fire service leaders are coming together Jan. 19 @ 3 PM ET to help provide information on the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to turn the tide on the pandemic. Register for the webinar now:

With doubts and concerns about the vaccine, fire service leaders are coming together to help provide information on the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to turn the tide on the pandemic.

Enroll today in Tim Shurr's Mesmerizing Leadership class. This online training will help you quickly improve the product...
01/14/2021
Mesmerizing Leadership and Communication Class For Fire Chiefs

Enroll today in Tim Shurr's Mesmerizing Leadership class. This online training will help you quickly improve the productivity, communication & morale within your department. Class starts February 3rd!

Personal development and soft skills relationship class that teaches practical communication, influence, and persuasion tools to fire chiefs and officers of the fire department. Taught online by Tim Shurr and in partnership with IAFC's VCOS.

The VCOS Winter newsletter is out: “New Year, New Opportunities”
01/13/2021
Newsletters

The VCOS Winter newsletter is out: “New Year, New Opportunities”

Join us tomorrow for #VirtualVCOSSun
01/11/2021

Join us tomorrow for #VirtualVCOSSun

Come together tomorrow for #VirtualVCOSSun. Enjoy free content at your fingertips. After a year of adapting to a shifting environment, enjoy three days that are guaranteed to inspire, motivate and challenge. Register now: https://bit.ly/3seUmfP IAFC - VCOS Section

Register today!
01/06/2021

Register today!

Ready to put 2020 behind you and focus on what’s next? Kickstart your new year’s resolution with professional development at no charge. #VirtualVCOSSun is 1 week away, it offers the latest education pertinent to vol/combo departments. Register now: https://bit.ly/2Lo2r0H

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4795 Meadow Wood Lane
Chantilly, VA
20151

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Our section is devoted on the representation and education of Volunteer and Combination Officers in the fire service.

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(703) 273-9735

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This is a little late and I apologize. I had the great honor to be both the MC and provide a presentation with Joseph De Wolf over this past weekend at the 2019 Symposium in the West. It was great to see so many great people who truly want to make a difference in our craft. Special thanks to VCOS Board, Sara, and the IAFC Staff for making this a great event.
Good Morning Chief Wall,sorry to hear of your standing down and congratulations of a job well done as President/Chair of VCOS,on behalf of all firefighters in IAFC and the Australian Rural Fire Services.