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2014-02-11 23:22:07

Action Training Systems and NVFC Team Up for $250K Training GiveawayVolunteer departments can apply for one of 50 training packages. Poulsbo, WA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Action Training Systems (ATS) has teamed up with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to provide 50 online training packages to all-volunteer or mostly-volunteer departments, for a total of nearly $250,000 worth of training. Through the ATS/NVFC $250K Training Giveaway, eligible departments can apply for a training...

2013-11-12 12:27:41

Cardioviva(TM) Awards $30K in Cash and Prizes to Heart Health Champions MONTREAL, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What do a former motorcycle dealership owner and MBA candidate, a marine scientist, and an emergency management consultant have in common? While their day jobs might be vastly different, they are all volunteer firefighters who have just been named the winners of the first Search for Cardioviva(TM) Heart Health Champions contest. (Photo:...

2013-10-07 12:27:08

Program Reaches $1.25 Million Milestone ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A record 55 fire departments will receive money to purchase urgently needed equipment under Georgia-Pacific's Bucket Brigade(TM) grant program this year. Georgia-Pacific today announced awards totaling $270,000, the largest annual amount given since the program began in 2006. The program has now reached the $1.25 million mark in cash grants to fire departments that serve Georgia-Pacific's facility...

2013-06-17 16:25:16

Cardioviva(TM) Launches Search for Heart Health Champions During International Fire/EMS Safety & Health Week CHICAGO, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite facing life-threatening situations everyday as part of their jobs, a new survey of National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) members shows the vast majority of firefighters have a greater fear of suffering injury or death from a heart attack and find heart-disease prevention - eating healthy and exercising - more difficult than...

2013-05-08 08:31:09

Each year nearly half of all firefighter deaths are caused by heart attacks1 WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart attacks are the leading cause of on-duty firefighter fatalities, with more than half of all firefighter fatalities attributed to them.[1] In an effort to change this alarming statistic, Cardioviva(TM) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are teaming up to educate fire service and emergency medical technician (EMT) volunteers about the dangers of high...

2012-10-09 11:28:56

ATLANTA, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine fighting a building fire with gardening gloves or walking into a 1,000 degrees F room with threadbare boots. Now, imagine voluntarily taking these risks without being paid. This exemplifies the fierce commitment of volunteer firefighters, yet many departments lack funds to purchase specialized gear and replace outdated equipment. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-01-13 08:00:00

Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act Legislation Previously Introduced in the House by Representative Peter King Makes its Way to the Senate. Latham, New York (PRWEB) January 13, 2012 The Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act (VESRRA), legislation endorsed by Penflex, Inc. and the National Volunteer Fire Council, was introduced in the House by Representative Peter King (R-NY) last January as H.R. 376. Recently the legislation, aimed at clarifying...

2011-05-06 11:43:00

BETHEL, Conn., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cee Lo Green may be best-known for his break-up anthem 'Forget You,' which earned him a 2011 Grammy Award, but the entertainer today will change his tune to reveal a softer, more vulnerable side with the 'Thank You' charity track. Cee Lo will continue to tell his little-known personal rescue stories through original lyrics he created in tribute to the one million volunteer firefighters across the country.(1) It's his way of partnering with...

2010-11-02 00:00:38

National Volunteer Fire Council and Penflex, Inc. Make Progress on Legislation Aimed at Helping Volunteer Firefighters and EMS Workers In Their Recruitment and Retention Efforts Nationwide Latham, NY (PRWEB) November 1, 2010 Penflex, Inc., a professional services firm located in upstate New York, is reporting progress in the battle to increase awareness of the Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act (VESRRA "“ H.R. 1792/S. 3319). To ramp up these efforts Penflex is...