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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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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?
By Bri Burkhart, Marketing on January 23, 2020

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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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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Have you heard about the latest NY state LOSAP changes?
By The Glatfelter Team on November 12, 2019

How volunteer fire + EMS departments can use a LOSAP, also known as a Length of Service Award Program, to help recruit and retain members.

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4 Tips for managing first responder stress
By Abby Astrachan on November 7, 2019

Suffering from work-related stress? Being mindful about these 4 simple, everyday techniques can help you dramatically reduce it.

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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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Cancer in the fire service: what we should know + what we should do
By The VFIS Team on October 10, 2019

How your fire department can help prevent, detect and protect against cancer!

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What is ResponderHelp.com and how can it help emergency responders?
By The VFIS Team on August 9, 2019

Frequently asked questions about ResponderHelp.com – an emergency responder’s one-stop free resource.

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How to help recognize + combat emergency responder PTSD
By The Glatfelter Team on July 11, 2019

Fires, medical emergencies, natural disasters, accidents, terrorist acts — the community calls you to scenes filled with trauma. And it comes with a cost.

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