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    Your passion is our purpose. We’d be honored to help you keep your school safe along the journey of making a difference in the lives of others.

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    As many of our staff are fellow first responders, we live, respect and protect the emergency services community. We’ve suited up to help protect you from the risks you face during your mission to save lives.

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    We care for the caregivers. Together, we can help keep your facility, patients and residents out of harm’s way.

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    Feeling risky? You don’t have to. We’re here to help you protect your municipality, water district or other public entity from the risks it faces.

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    Religious

    We want to help empower your passion and inspire others. Find out how to keep your religious organization a safe and welcoming place for all.

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Welcome to the Passion Project!

We see you. Out there, every day, pursuing your dreams and making strides in your industry. The Passion Project Blog is designed to celebrate people just like you—and to create an encouraging, inspiring place for you to find everything you need to pursue your professional passions more successfully and safely. We hope you’ll get lost in our stories, find value in our tips and put our strategies to good use. We’ve broken things down by industry so you can focus on what matters most to you.
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The VFIS Team

VFIS is the largest provider of insurance, education and consulting services for fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads and 911 centers in North America, having pioneered the first tailored insurance package for this industry in 1969.


Emergency Services

Top Behavioral Health Concerns for Fire Chiefs and EMS Leaders
By The VFIS Team on August 13, 2020

Being exposed to hazards is an inherent part of your job but that doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences.

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Crisis Planning For Emergency Service Organizations
By The VFIS Team on July 9, 2020

You can start to manage a crisis before it ever occurs by proactively creating a plan that outlines how you’ll prepare for, respond to and recover.

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How + When to Transition: Volunteer to Combo or Career Fire Department
By The VFIS Team on June 15, 2020

Q&A about the challenges fire departments may face and how to help to overcome them.

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6 Ways to Help EMS Agencies Fight Fatigue
By The VFIS Team on June 10, 2020

While there is no simple (or one-size-fits-all) solution to the problem – simply muscling-up to the occasion is not the answer.

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Cybersecurity: How You Can Help Protect Your Communication Center
By The VFIS Team on June 4, 2020

What your emergency service organization should know about cybersecurity.

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An Overlooked Volunteer Fire Department Funding Opportunity
By The VFIS Team on February 20, 2020

From starting a rural community fire protection plan to developing an emergency preparedness program: it comes down to volunteer fire department funding.

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How an innovative Montana fire station is inspiring change
By The VFIS Team on December 16, 2019

The station has a dedicated focus on holistic health and wellness — unprecedented (but greatly needed) across the industry.

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The chilling truth about the winter blues
By The VFIS Team on December 12, 2019

If you're experiencing more than the winter blues, you could be one of the half a million people in the U.S. suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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Where can I find cancer prevention resources for my fire department?
By The VFIS Team on December 10, 2019

To find resources designed specifically for emergency responders, check out ResponderHelp.com — an emergency responder's one-stop, free resource!

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What is Alabama HB360 and does it apply to my fire department?
By The VFIS Team on October 28, 2019

HB360 is a long-awaited Law that puts the needs of firefighters at the forefront, requiring paid departments to provide cancer coverage benefits.

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