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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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Differences without division
By The VFIS Team on August 26, 2021

Why diversity, inclusion and representation matter—and how your emergency service organization can make changes that make a difference.

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The Role, Responsibility + Risks of Emergency Service Board Members
By Rick Gurba on July 21, 2021

If you serve a board in any capacity—there are risks. We're breaking down what you should know.

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1 to 5: How many stars would you give your drivers?

How your emergency service organization can implement a comprehensive driving program to achieve 5-star drivers.

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You serve all types of citizens—but does your website? Find out.

It’s important to make sure your website is able to serve everyone—or you could find yourself in legal, financial or reputational trouble.

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Emergency Vehicle Rollover Prevention
By Scott Harkins, Risk Control on February 12, 2021

Emergency vehicle rollovers continue to be an all-too-frequent cause of vehicle damage, serious injuries and fatalities.

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6 Tools to Help You Address Roadway Safety

Thorough preplanning, ongoing training and strict adherence of procedures might not be your favorite parts of the job, but they make a difference.

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How one fire department improved their safety efforts—and you can too.
By The VFIS Team on February 8, 2021

Check out the award-winning safety steps one fire department made to help protect their members.

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Tips for Fighting Invisible Threats During EMS Response
By The VFIS Team on December 29, 2020

Let’s talk about one of the most common invisible threats EMS personnel face: pathogens.

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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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Have you considered this new highway safety technique?
By Rick Gurba on June 8, 2020

Firefighters and EMS personnel are being struck along America’s roadways at alarming rates – here are a few ways you can help protect your crew.

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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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Where firefighters can find respiratory protection resources

Firefighter training resources and SOGs for respiratory protection including proper use and fit-testing of self-contained breathing apparatus.

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What your department should know about Class B firefighting foams
By Scott Harkins, Risk Control on April 2, 2020

Addressing firefighter training on firefighting foams

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The Coronavirus: What do I Need to Know?
By The Glatfelter Team on March 3, 2020

We’ve pulled together the latest recommendations for schools, healthcare facilities, worship centers, municipalities and emergency responders.

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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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Is your emergency service organization telling the right story?

How fire departments can harness the power of storytelling to inspire action and best practices to build an effective message.

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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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