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    As responders are summoned to a greater number of roadway incidents, we must be better prepared for the circumstances and the consequences. In advance of Crash Responder Safety Week (Nov. 14-18), join us for this free webinar. Presenter T.J. Nedrow will take a closer look at traffic incident management considerations, tools, and improving the outcome so that responders stay safe on the roadways. This webinar is sponsored by California Casualty, a 10-year plus partner of the NVFC and provider of the $10,000 Camping Giveaway. Learn more about insurance options for firefighters and EMS providers at www.calcas.com/nvfc.

    As responders are summoned to a greater number of roadway incidents, we must be better prepared for the circumstances and the consequences. In advance of Crash Responder Safety Week (Nov. 14-18), join us for this free webinar. Presenter T.J. Nedrow will take a closer look at traffic incident management considerations, tools, and improving the outcome so that responders stay safe on the roadways.

    This webinar is sponsored by California Casualty, a 10-year plus partner of the NVFC and provider of the $10,000 Camping Giveaway. Learn more about insurance options for firefighters and EMS providers at www.calcas.com/nvfc.

    T.J. Nedrow

    Retired Volunteer Firefighter

    NVFC

    T.J. Nedrow, Is a retired volunteer fire officer of Lacey (WA) Fire District 3 with over 40 years served collectively in various combination and volunteer departments. Founding Chairman of the Washington TIM Coalition, member of   Currently, 20 years as the Washington Director to the National Volunteer Fire Council. SHRP II TIM instructor, NFPA 1091 committee secretary, Member of Responder Safety Institute Leadership Group.  T.J. has spent his career with passion for traffic incident management policy, training, safety and outreach.  Connect with T.J. via email at nedrowfire@gmail.com

     

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    This webinar will provide an overview of actions for an Initial Attack IC to consider when responding to an emerging, potentially large wildfire. Local, state, and national mobilization processes and responsibilities will also be discussed. The NVFC has partnered with FirstNet®, Built with AT&T to bring this webinar topic to you. FirstNet is the only network built with and for America's first responders—including volunteer firefighters. With the nation's largest coverage footprint, first responders get prioritized access to the network, never competing with commercial traffic. Learn more at FirstNet.com/fire This webinar is sponsored by Aladtec. Powered by TCP Software, Aladtec is an online employee scheduling system created specifically to meet the challenging 24/7 shift rotations of mission-critical public safety agencies. Easily accessible anywhere at any time, Aladtec allows you to quickly schedule simple to complex shift rotations, track licenses/certifications, and communicate instantly with individuals or groups. Learn more.

    This webinar will provide an overview of actions for an Initial Attack IC to consider when responding to an emerging, potentially large wildfire. Local, state, and national mobilization processes and responsibilities will also be discussed.

    The NVFC has partnered with FirstNet®, Built with AT&T to bring this webinar topic to you. FirstNet is the only network built with and for America's first responders—including volunteer firefighters. With the nation's largest coverage footprint, first responders get prioritized access to the network, never competing with commercial traffic. Learn more at FirstNet.com/fir

    Mark Goeller

    Oklahoma State Forestry

    Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

    Mark is Oklahoma’s State Forester/Director of Forestry, working for the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services Division for thirty-eight years.  He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture – Forest Management.

    Goeller began fighting wildland fire in 1980.  He has experience in wildland fire and all-hazards incidents in twenty-two states.  He is currently qualified as a Type 1 Incident Commander and Type 1 Operations Section Chief.  Since 1998 Mark has served a primary role on multiple Incident Management Teams, most recently as the Incident Commander for Northern Rockies Team 1. Goeller’s other incident management-related activities include:  past Chairperson of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Risk Management Committee; NASF Representative on the S-520 Advanced Incident Management Steering Committee; past National Governor’s Association Representative to the Wildland Fire Leadership Council; and NASF Fire Committee member.  Mark is also the current Chairperson of the Southern Group of State Foresters; and current member of the Oklahoma Incident Management Team Advisory Committee.   

  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    This training prepares fire departments to educate residents so they can reduce preventable injuries and deaths in the home, with a primary focus on fire and references to falls, poisonings, drownings, choking, and firearms. This course is sponsored by First Alert.

    This training prepares fire departments to educate residents so they can reduce preventable injuries and deaths in the home, with a primary focus on fire and references to falls, poisonings, drownings, choking, and firearms. This course is sponsored by First Alert.

    Rachel Buczynski

    NVFC

    Rachel Buczynski is a facilitator, educator, and instructional designer with over 15 years’ experience supporting fire service organizations and other nonprofits. Rachel holds a B.A. from Texas A&M University and an M.S. Adult Education and Human Resource Development from James Madison University.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    In this first workshop in the series, you will learn introductory concepts and definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and discover why diversity in fire and emergency services builds safer workplaces and communities. Together, we will reframe DEI as a critical component of your fire department’s health and safety program, and use evidence-based research, interactive exercises, and real-life stories to increase your own self-awareness and understanding of DEI while exploring what you can do to help build and sustain healthy, resilient, and inclusive workplaces.

    In this first workshop in the series, you will learn introductory concepts and definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and discover why diversity in fire and emergency services builds safer workplaces and communities. Together, we will reframe DEI as a critical component of your fire department’s health and safety program, and use evidence-based research, interactive exercises, and real-life stories to increase your own self-awareness and understanding of DEI while exploring what you can do to help build and sustain healthy, resilient, and inclusive workplaces.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    This webinar will address the hot topic of the emergence and prevalence of Lithium Ion batteries across their many application - from small and hand-held devices, to tool applications, to recreational devices, and vehicle applications - passenger to commercial. Key concepts such as risk assessment and effective tactics will be addressed in this information packed webinar. The NVFC will allow for follow-up questions that will be answered by subject matter experts.

    This webinar will address the hot topic of the emergence and prevalence of Lithium Ion batteries across their many application - from small and hand-held devices, to tool applications, to recreational devices, and vehicle applications - passenger to commercial. Key concepts such as risk assessment and effective tactics will be addressed in this information packed webinar. The NVFC will allow for follow-up questions that will be answered by subject matter experts.

    Tom Miller

    Tom Miller is a 35 year veteran of the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department in West Virginia and has served on the NVFC Board since 2008.  He has held many positions of leadership within his department and currently serves on the Department's Board of Directors in addition to being an active firefighter.  Tom is active in the West Virginia State Fireman's Association and currently serves as its Scholarship Chair.  Tom holds many certifications including, but not limited to: Firefighter II, Fire Officer II, Hazardous Materials Technician/Incident Commander, Swift Water Rescue Technician, Vehicle Machinery Technician, Rope Rescue Technician, and Fire Instructor III, and is an active Instructor with West Virginia University Fire Service Extension.  He serves on the NVFC's Health & Safety and Conference/Education Committees.  Tom also represents the NVFC on the NFPA 470 Technical Committee and the NFPA Joint 1001/472 Task Group.  In his paying job, Tom is employed as the Privacy & Security Officer for the West Virginia Department of Administration.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Fire and emergency services have encountered a downturn in staffing in recent years. Although recruitment and retention issues are present in many industries around the world, fire and emergency services agencies seem to be especially hard hit in the last few decades, putting communities at risk. Join the NVFC for this free webinar presented by Chief Debbie Carpenter to learn what has changed and what can be done to turn things around. This webinar will address issues relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), including what factors make recruits want to join and stay with a department and what fire service administrators can do to address those needs. This webinar is sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group. Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help and empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust their retirement, insurance, and wealth protection expertise to help address lifestyle, savings, and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Learn more at www.lincolnfinancial.com.

    Fire and emergency services have encountered a downturn in staffing in recent years. Although recruitment and retention issues are present in many industries around the world, fire and emergency services agencies seem to be especially hard hit in the last few decades, putting communities at risk. Join the NVFC for this free webinar presented by Chief Debbie Carpenter to learn what has changed and what can be done to turn things around. This webinar will address issues relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), including what factors make recruits want to join and stay with a department and what fire service administrators can do to address those needs.

    This webinar is sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group. Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help and empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust their retirement, insurance, and wealth protection expertise to help address lifestyle, savings, and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Learn more at www.lincolnfinancial.com.

    Chief Debbie Carpenter

    NVFC

    Chief Carpenter was one of the inaugural members of iDELP, the Diversity Executive Leadership Program with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and helped to write the IAFC’s Guide for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Department, and also serves on the Professional Development Committee with the IAFC. She was with a mid-sized suburb of Dallas, TX, for over 26 years but has recently taken a position as a Fire Chief with Spirit Lake Fire Protection District in north Idaho. SO with that being said, please join me in welcoming Chief Debbie Carpenter 

    Chief Carpenter earned a Master of Science in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University in 2016. She is a graduate of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s Fire Service Chief Executive Officer program. She has taught at state and national conferences on ethics in public safety and how to teach people to make ethical decisions.

    Carpenter’s own passions include kayaking and mountain biking, and she has turned those hobbies into opportunities to partner with wounded veterans in long-distance canoe and kayak races and mountain bike trail building for wounded veteran multi-day events. If you find yourself in north Idaho, she will happily take you out on the water or on the trails.  

  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    This course educates fire and emergency services personnel on how to write a successful grant narrative in an effort to secure funding for their local fire/EMS department. Students will also be introduced to a variety of funding opportunities, including government and private grants. This course is brought to you by the NVFC and Josh Cellars.

    This course educates fire and emergency services personnel on how to write a successful grant narrative in an effort to secure funding for their local fire/EMS department. Students will also be introduced to a variety of funding opportunities, including government and private grants.

    This course is brought to you by the NVFC and Josh Cellars. 

    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.

  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    This course is about resilience, or the process of adapting well in the face of adversity and trauma. Resilience is a crucial ability for first responders to help them stay in the game and retire emotionally and physically healthy. Most importantly, it is a learnable ability. Whether you are a new volunteer or a veteran first responder, this course will help you be able to “bounce back” from traumatic calls and the daily grind. The course introduces six key skills based on ground-breaking science and a module on "Leading the Resilient Department” for officers.

    This course is about resilience, or the process of adapting well in the face of adversity and trauma. Resilience is a crucial ability for first responders to help them stay in the game and retire emotionally and physically healthy. Most importantly, it is a learnable ability. Whether you are a new volunteer or a veteran first responder, this course will help you be able to “bounce back” from traumatic calls and the daily grind. The course introduces six key skills based on ground-breaking science and a module on "Leading the Resilient Department” for officers.


    Hersch Wilson

    Hersch Wilson is a thirty-three year veteran Firefighter-EMT with the Hondo Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He retired in 2021. He is a writer and his last book was the award winning “Firefighter Zen: A Field Guide to Thriving in Tough Times.”  He is married to Laurie Wilson, an ex-firefighter. They have two daughters and  two dogs and spend lots of time in the New Mexico Mountains. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Over the last few decades, the world has adopted new methods of communication through the use of technology. Many industries have utilized social media to amplify their messaging and marketing, and the fire and emergency services can reap these same benefits. Yet many small and mid-sized departments don’t leverage social media to its fullest potential. Join Dave Denniston, Michael McLeieer, and Curt Varone for a panel discussion moderated by NVFC’s chief of communications, Kimberly Quiros, on the benefits social media can have for emergency service departments, the organizational framework for building a department’s social media presence, and legal implications and considerations to protect the department from unanticipated consequences. Whether you are a social media novice or are looking to grow your department’s existing social media program, learn key takeaways you can utilize to build and strengthen your department’s communications with the public.

    Over the last few decades, the world has adopted new methods of communication through the use of technology. Many industries have utilized social media to amplify their messaging and marketing, and the fire and emergency services can reap these same benefits. Yet many small and mid-sized departments don’t leverage social media to its fullest potential. Join Dave Denniston, Michael McLeieer, and Curt Varone for a panel discussion moderated by NVFC’s chief of communications, Kimberly Quiros, on the benefits social media can have for emergency service departments, the organizational framework for building a department’s social media presence, and legal implications and considerations to protect the department from unanticipated consequences. Whether you are a social media novice or are looking to grow your department’s existing social media program, learn key takeaways you can utilize to build and strengthen your department’s communications with the public.

    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.  

    Michael McLeieer

    Lieutenant 

    NVFC

    Lt. Michael McLeieer has been in the fire service for over 25 years, is certified Firefighter II, Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor III, public fire and life safety educator, youth firesetter intervention specialist, and has served on fire departments in both Michigan and Massachusetts. He has served as the training and scheduling training coordinator for the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy and was in charge of the statewide youth fire intervention program.  He is a National Fire Academy contract instructor and also serves as a past president of the Massachusetts Institute of Fire Department Instructors, the Michigan State Firemen’s Association, founder of the nonprofit organization E.S.C.A.P.E. Inc (Education Showing Children and Adults Procedures for Evacuations), and launched the statewide public education and alarm installation campaign Keeping Michigan S.A.F.E.™ (Smoke Alarms for Everyone).

    Curt Varone

    Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the public safety industry. Strong Fire Service professional skilled in Crisis Management, Nonprofit Organizations, Government, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Management.

    Kimberly Quiros (Moderator)

    Chief of Communications, NVFC

    NVFC

    Want to learn more about the NVFC’s programs and initiatives? Kimberly can help! She is the voice behind the NVFC’s newsletter, web sites, advertising, and other outreach endeavors. She also fields media inquiries and is the organization’s primary editor. Her work communicating the NVFC’s messages puts her at the forefront of many of the NVFC’s initiatives, helping create campaigns involving health and safety, recruitment and retention, and much more.

  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    Liquid or gas pipelines run through the response areas of many volunteer fire and emergency services organizations across the country. This course takes a deep dive into pipeline awareness and readiness for first responders. Topics covered include emergency response to pipeline incidents, types of pipelines, risk management, the role of SOPs/SOGs and resources for pipeline incidents.

    Liquid or gas pipelines run through the response areas of many volunteer fire and emergency services organizations across the country. This course takes a deep dive into pipeline awareness and readiness for first responders. Topics covered include emergency response to pipeline incidents, types of pipelines, risk management, the role of SOPs/SOGs and resources for pipeline incidents. 

    Tom Miller

    Tom Miller is a 35 year veteran of the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department in West Virginia and has served on the NVFC Board since 2008.  He has held many positions of leadership within his department and currently serves on the Department's Board of Directors in addition to being an active firefighter.  Tom is active in the West Virginia State Fireman's Association and currently serves as its Scholarship Chair.  Tom holds many certifications including, but not limited to: Firefighter II, Fire Officer II, Hazardous Materials Technician/Incident Commander, Swift Water Rescue Technician, Vehicle Machinery Technician, Rope Rescue Technician, and Fire Instructor III, and is an active Instructor with West Virginia University Fire Service Extension.  He serves on the NVFC's Health & Safety and Conference/Education Committees.  Tom also represents the NVFC on the NFPA 470 Technical Committee and the NFPA Joint 1001/472 Task Group.  In his paying job, Tom is employed as the Privacy & Security Officer for the West Virginia Department of Administration.