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  • Webinar - Staffing the Fire Station: A Data-Driven Approach to Recruiting Millennials

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    Fire department leaders have a long history of following practices handed down through generations, but when it comes to recruiting millennials, a data-driven approach may prove to be more successful. Join Scott Wilber of the Bronson (MI) Fire Department for this webinar that will offer suggestions for recruiting the next generation based on research about millennials and current practices in fire departments. Attendees will identify what motivates young adults, what they find most rewarding about serving in the fire service, and how this information can be used effectively to revitalize recruitment efforts.

    Fire department leaders have a long history of following practices handed down through generations, but when it comes to recruiting millennials, a data-driven approach may prove to be more successful. Join Scott Wilber of the Bronson (MI) Fire Department for this webinar that will offer suggestions for recruiting the next generation based on research about millennials and current practices in fire departments. Attendees will identify what motivates young adults, what they find most rewarding about serving in the fire service, and how this information can be used effectively to revitalize recruitment efforts.

    Scott Wilber

    Chief

    Scott Wilber started his fire service career in 1999 with the Bronson (Michigan) Fire Department where he now serves as Chief. In addition to his duties at Bronson, he is a Fire Science Instructor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and a Military Contract Firefighter for the Grayling (Michigan) Fire Department. Chief Wilber holds a MS in Technology Studies with emphasis in Emergency Management and Homeland Security and is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University's School of Executive Leadership, Fire Staff & Command.  

  • Webinar - It Could Never Happen Here: Suicide and the Volunteer Fire Department

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    We lose more firefighters each year to suicide than in the line of duty. Yet while every fire department’s calendar is full of training for safety on the fireground, how much time is focused on mental and emotional health? In this free webinar, Hersch Wilson, volunteer firefighter/EMT with the Hondo Fire Department in Santa Fe County, NM, will discuss the impact of the firefighter’s world on mental and emotional health and the risk of suicide among first responders. Attendees will be given ideas and advice to help build a more resilient culture within their department and learn why ignoring mental health is not an option.

    We lose more firefighters each year to suicide than in the line of duty. Yet while every fire department’s calendar is full of training for safety on the fireground, how much time is focused on mental and emotional health? In this free webinar, Hersch Wilson, volunteer firefighter/EMT with the Hondo Fire Department in Santa Fe County, NM, will discuss the impact of the firefighter’s world on mental and emotional health and the risk of suicide among first responders. Attendees will be given ideas and advice to help build a more resilient culture within their department and learn why ignoring mental health is not an option.

    Hersch Wilson

    Hersch Wilson is a thirty-year veteran volunteer Firefighter-EMT with the Hondo Fire Department in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. He has published numerous articles and presented on emotional well-being for Firefighters and PTSD. Hersch followed his passion, dance, for several years before working as a writer, a commercial pilot, a soccer coach, and a leadership consultant for fortune 500 companies. His latest book, Firefighter Zen: A Field Guide to Thriving in Tough Times, was released this year.

    Faith Applewhite

    Faith Applewhite started as a volunteer firefighter with the Hondo Fire Department in 2000 and became an EMT at age 16, a year later. She worked private EMS starting in 2003, became a full time paramedic/firefighter at the City of Santa Fe Fire in 2009, worked as a Community Paramedic for several years, and is now serving as an EMS Captain, with a current special interest in manual/behavioral health and affective domain skill-building.

  • Webinar - Fundraising Strategies for Fire and EMS Departments

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    Creative and strategic fundraising for volunteer fire and EMS organizations has never been more important. Having a clear plan, specific goals, and precise execution are keys to ensuring you make the most of those valuable hours donated by your members. Join David Denniston of McNeil & Co. for this webinar on how to achieve success with your fundraising efforts, especially in these unusual times. Whether you have been fundraising for decades or just started to feel the pinch, this webinar will explore how to determine your fundraising needs, what options are available, and how to maximize your results.

    Creative and strategic fundraising for volunteer fire and EMS organizations has never been more important. Having a clear plan, specific goals, and precise execution are keys to ensuring you make the most of those valuable hours donated by your members. Join David Denniston of McNeil & Co. for this webinar on how to achieve success with your fundraising efforts, especially in these unusual times. Whether you have been fundraising for decades or just started to feel the pinch, this webinar will explore how to determine your fundraising needs, what options are available, and how to maximize your results.

    David Denniston

    As Director of Risk Management for Emergency Services Insurance Program with McNeil & Co, Dave works with emergency service organizations across the US . He is the Past Chief of The Cortlandville Fire Department in Upstate New York and A Fire Commissioner in the Virgil Fire District. Dave serves Cortland County as a Deputy Fire Coordinator and is a Director for the Association of Fire Districts in the State of NY. Dave served as the Foundation Secretary for the NVFC. His experience also includes being Treasurer of several non-profit organizations and a Board Member for the First National Bank of Dryden.  

  • Webinar - Grants Program Update: What's Changing and What Do I Need to Know?

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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released updates related to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant, and Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grant programs. In this webinar, David Lewis, the NVFC's Maryland Director and the NVFC representative to the AFG, SAFER, and FP&S criteria development process, will discuss these updates in detail. Attendees will also learn about FEMA's plan for rolling out the FY 2020 grant application periods, the second round of AFG-S funding for volunteer and combination fire departments, frequently asked questions related to the FEMA GO grants management system, and FEMA’s decision to extend the period of performance for FY 2018 AFG and other grants.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released updates related to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant, and Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grant programs. In this webinar, David Lewis, the NVFC's Maryland Director and the NVFC representative to the AFG, SAFER, and FP&S criteria development process, will discuss these updates in detail. Attendees will also learn about FEMA's plan for rolling out the FY 2020 grant application periods, the second round of AFG-S funding for volunteer and combination fire departments, frequently asked questions related to the FEMA GO grants management system, and FEMA’s decision to extend the period of performance for FY 2018 AFG and other grants.

    David Lewis

    David is an active member of the Odenton (MD) Volunteer Fire Company, having served for over 40 years as a volunteer firefighter/EMT and past Chief Officer. He is an adjunct instructor with the National Fire Academy, the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, and University of Maryland University College. He is also NVFC's Maryland Director and the NVFC representative to the AFG, SAFER, and FP&S criteria development process. He is a Past President of the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters Association and of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.

  • Obesity in the Fire Service

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    Obesity is prevalent in the fire and emergency services. The NVFC partnered with the HOPE Health Research Institute to study obesity in the fire service. This course outlines the findings of several research studies and provides recommendations to combat obesity and improve overall health.

    Obesity is prevalent in the fire and emergency services. The NVFC partnered with the HOPE Health Research Institute to study obesity in the fire service. This course outlines the findings of several research studies and provides recommendations to combat obesity and improve overall health.

    Brittany Hollerbach

    Dr. Hollerbach is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Development and Research Institutes-USA, Inc., (NDRI-USA). She recently received her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from Kansas State University. She works on studies being conducted by the Center for Fire, Rescue, and EMS Health Research and the Center for Military and Veteran’s Health Research. Her current work focuses on firefighter health and a military PTSD clinical trial. Brittany has been working on both military and firefighter projects with NDRI throughout graduate school. She has an interest in firefighter health in general and female firefighter health specifically, given her background as a former firefighter. She also has experience teaching at the fire academy and is well-connected to the fire service community in Kansas City. Dr. Hollerbach also has extensive experience working with the fire service on a number of federally funded firefighter studies.  

  • Fire Service Ethics

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    The fire service is a respected institution that has earned a positive reputation and the public's trust. Maintaining that status requires an understanding of ethics and a willingness to adopt ethical standards. This course examines ethical practices and poses thought-provoking questions to help define the role of ethics within a department.

    The fire service is a respected institution that has earned a positive reputation and the public's trust. Maintaining that status requires an understanding of ethics and a willingness to adopt ethical standards. This course examines ethical practices and poses thought-provoking questions to help  define the role of ethics within a department.

    Quentin Cash

    Chief Cash has been in the fire service since 1995 starting as a junior volunteer firefighter and currently serving as Assistant Chief of Training and Safety with the Cherryville Fire Department in Cherryville, NC.  He began as a career firefighter with the City of Shelby, NC in 2005, where he currently holds the rank of Battalion Chief of Operations over C-Platoon since 2015.

    Chief Cash holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science concentrating in Town, City, and County Management degree from Appalachian State University, and an Associate’s degree in Fire Protection Technology from Cleveland Community College.

    He is a graduate of the North Carolina Association of Fire Chief’s Executive Development Program in October 2015.  He received the NCSFA Firefighter of the Year in 2015, NCAFC Volunteer Officer of the Year in 2019, and he was awarded his Chief Fire Officer Designation by the Center for Public Safety Excellence in 2019.  He currently serves on the Executive Board of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association.

    Chief Cash currently serves on the Cleveland County United Way as a Board Member and on the Fund Distribution Panel, as well as serving as Co-Chair for the City of Shelby’s United Way Campaign.  He is a volunteer with the Cherryville Little League program serving as a Board Member and Umpire Coordinator in the past.  He is a member of First Baptist Church in Cherryville.

    Chief Cash currently resides in Ranlo, NC with his lovely bride Erin.  They enjoy traveling around the country and the Caribbean together.

    Jeff Cash

    Chief Jeff Cash has been in the fire service for over 40 years serving in both the volunteer and career sectors. He has served as the fire chief of the Cherryville (NC) Fire Department since 1986 and is a North Carolina certified firefighter, EMT, rescue technician, fire officer, arson investigator, fire code enforcement officer, and instructor. He is a past president of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association and serves as the North Carolina director to the NVFC. He represents the NVFC on the NFPA 1021 Committee and the IAFC Safety Health & Survival Section, and has testified before Congressional committees on fire service issues on two occasions.

  • The Way Forward: Ending Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Fire Service

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    This course aims to answer questions like “why don’t more women join the fire service?” and “how do we prevent sexual harassment and violence in our stations?” The Way Forward speaks directly these questions and addresses the cultural factors that perpetuate sexist norms, harassment, and violence in fire stations. This course provides education on the sexual violence continuum, what to do if someone is sexually assaulted in your fire house, how to better respond to survivors you encounter while working and how to be a trauma-informed leader.

    This course aims to answer questions like “why don’t more women join the fire service?” and “how do we prevent sexual harassment and violence in our stations?” The Way Forward speaks directly these questions and addresses the cultural factors that perpetuate sexist norms, harassment, and violence in fire stations. This course provides education on the sexual violence continuum, what to do if someone is sexually assaulted in your fire house, how to better respond to survivors you encounter while working and how to be a trauma-informed leader.

    Ali Rothrock

    Ali Rothrock is a speaker, author, educator and advocate who has delivered over 500 presentations nationwide. Ali has been in the volunteer fire service since 2005, enjoying more than a decade as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. Ali is the CEO & Lead Instructor for On the Job and Off, an online platform dedicated to building more resilient first responders.  

  • Webinar - Leadership in the Fire and Emergency Services

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    Quality leadership is essential for the fire and emergency services to accomplish the mission and improve your department. Join Steve Hirsch, NVFC Chair, for this free webinar that will examine leadership styles, qualities, and best practices to help your department function at a high level and avoid fire and emergency services leadership pitfalls.

    Quality leadership is essential for the fire and emergency services to accomplish the mission and improve your department. Join Steve Hirsch, NVFC Chair, for this free webinar that will examine leadership styles, qualities, and best practices to help your department function at a high level and avoid fire and emergency services leadership pitfalls.

    Steve Hirsch

    SteveHirsch is the training officer for Sheridan County Fire District # 1, ThomasCounty Fire District #4, and Grinnell Fire Department, all of which are 100%volunteer fire departments. Steve is the chair and Kansas director on theNational Volunteer Fire Council, served as secretary of the Kansas StateFirefighters Association (KSFFA) from 2000 to 2019 and now serves as First ViceChairman of the KSFFA. His father started a rural fire district in northcentral Kansas in 1963, the year after he was born, so he grew up in the fireservice. Steve is also the county attorney in Decatur County in northwestKansas. He has a private law practice and serves as city attorney for 18 citiesin Norton, Phillips, Graham, Mitchell, Rawlins, Decatur, Sheridan, Thomas, andGove counties.

  • Webinar - Public Safety Solutions for First Responders Using Mobile Devices

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    Verizon recognizes the critical role first responders play in emergencies. Access to quality applications and the ability to use your personal device to communicate are paramount to the success and outcome of any mission. Join the NVFC and Verizon for this webinar that will review two of Verizon’s first responder priority services for personal wireless devices, at no additional cost: Verizon Mobile Broadband Priority and Wireless Priority Service. The presenters will also highlight available apps that first responders can use to assist in response activities.

    Verizon recognizes the critical role first responders play in emergencies. Access to quality applications and the ability to use your personal device to communicate are paramount to the success and outcome of any mission. Join the NVFC and Verizon for this webinar that will review two of Verizon’s first responder priority services for personal wireless devices, at no additional cost: Verizon Mobile Broadband Priority and Wireless Priority Service. The presenters will also highlight available apps that first responders can use to assist in response activities.

    Geoff Engerman

    Geoff is senior product manager for Verizon’s Public Safety industry.  Geoff has spent over twenty years in public safety software applications developing mobile applications for law enforcement and 9-1-1 applications.  Currently Geoff is the product manager for the Applications Portal.

    Paul Miller

    Paul represents Verizon as a Business Continuity Outreach Manager for the southern and northwest sections of the United States, conducting outreach and external awareness of Verizon's emergency response capabilities and resiliency and providing support during response and recovery operations. Paul served 25 years as a New Jersey State Trooper. While assigned to the State Office of Emergency Management, Paul served as the State Hazard Mitigation Officer and was appointed four times by the Governor as the State Coordinating Officer for federally declared disasters within the state. Paul responded to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack at World Trade Center Ground Zero and was deployed in 2005 to New Orleans for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 

    Rob Bergen

    Rob has been with Verizon for more than 12 years working across various parts of our organization, starting in Retail to B2B and now handling Verizon's Military and First Responder marketing initiatives in Verizon Consumer Group from HQ. Over the years Rob has had the privilege of partnering with great organizations such as Wounded Warrior Project and the Gary Sinise Foundation to show appreciation for these segments.

  • Webinar - COVID-19 Cost Recovery for Fire and EMS

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    Join the NVFC and Federal Emergency Management Agency for this free webinar that will review the delivery of the Public Assistance (PA) program to support fire and EMS departments in their response to COVID-19.

    Join the NVFC and Federal Emergency Management Agency for this free webinar that will review the delivery of the Public Assistance (PA) program to support fire and EMS departments in their response to COVID-19.

    Star Black

    Star joined FEMA over 23 years ago with the Disaster Field Training Office.  Since 2002, she has served in the Public Assistance Program working with State, Local Tribes, and Territories assisting Applicants through the FEMA grant process. Star currently serves as the FEMA Public Assistance Training Deputy Section Chief out of FEMA Headquarters which is responsible for all Public Assistance course content/delivery, webinars, and the Grants Portal/Grants Manager hotline.