NVFC Calls for Resumption of Equipment Transfers to Fight Wildland Fire

Published Date: 07.11.2014 U.S. Department of Defense Says Transfers will Resume but Questions Remain    In June, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) halted the transfer of excess military vehicles and equipment to state foresters and local fire departments to fight wildland fire. The Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Firefighter Property...

Wildfire Prompts Evacuations For Some Homeowners Near Hailey, Idaho

By SCOTT GRAF   The Blaine County Sheriff’s Department says while no homes are in imminent danger, it called for the mandatory evacuations of about five homes near Hailey overnight because of a new wildfire. The Croy Canyon/Colorado Gulch Fire started Sunday. Shortly after midnight, the sheriff’s office ordered the evacuations along...

Volunteer Fire Fighter to Receive Medal of Honor

Three firefighters are poised to be awarded the Idaho Medal of Honor for their acts of bravery and heroism deemed above and beyond the call of duty. This year’s recipients are with the Clark Fork Fire and Rescue Department, the Sam Owen Fire District in Hope and the Pocatello Fire Department.   The 2014 recipients will receive their medals during a...

Behavioral Health Resources

The NVFC has  launched a new behavioral health campaign called Share the Load. Behavioral health issues affect every fire department in some way or other. Through Share the Load, the NVFC is working to break the stigma around behavioral health issues, open up the dialogue in departments, and provide resources departments and emergency personnel can use to...

New Globe Gear Available to Idaho Departments

Need new gear for your department? NVFC members who are in an all or mostly volunteer department serving a population of 25,000 or less that is legally organized in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply for four sets of new Globe turnout gear through the Globe Gear Giveaway Program. The deadline to apply is June 1, so if you haven’t done so already, apply...

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