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Posted: Aug 28, 2019

Save the Date for the 2020 NVFC Training Summit

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The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce that the next NVFC Training Summit will take place June 26-27, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. Pre-register here to save your spot and get updates as event information becomes available.

Launched in 2014, the Training Summit provides an opportunity for first responders from across the country to participate in valuable classroom training as well as exchange ideas and best practices with their peers. The NVFC’s signature annual conference is open to all volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, department leadership, and other fire department personnel. General and breakout sessions will address critical issues in first responder health and safety, recruitment and retention, and fire prevention.

More details, including a call for presentations, stipend program, travel information, and registration, will be available in the coming weeks. Pre-register for the Training Summit to stay informed of new event details.

Get a glimpse of the Summit by reading about the 2019 event, held in Portland, Oregon, here. Questions? Contact Rachel Buczynski, conference planner, at or 202-887-5700.

About the NVFC

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, education, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Find out more at

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Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Wilmington (NC) Celebrates New Fire Apparatus

Wilmington Fire Department celebrated the arrival of a new engine at a “roll-in” ceremony, reports WWAY 3.

The newly equipped truck is worth $639,000. Engine 3 will be housed in Station 3 located off Cinema Drive. The engine contains a more efficient pump, front suspension, diesel engine, electrical system, generator, LED light and siren package, and front and side air bars.


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Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Museum of East Alabama Celebrates 30 Years

Museum of East Alamaba is celebrating 30 years and now features a hands-on fire station exhibit, reports Opelika-Auburn News.

Designed to resemble what a fire station of the time looked like, the exhibit is equipped with an actual 1959 fire truck and a firemen’s pole brought in from an old fire station. The exhibit also is a favorite of museum board president, Jim Hardin.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Structural Issues Force Temporary Close of Pittsburgh Fire Station

Structural issues are forcing a Pittsburgh fire station to temporarily close, reports WPXI 11.

All Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire personnel housed at Fire Station 8, along with three fire trucks, will be moved to different stations. A truck will be added to one of the locations to make sure the transition goes smoothly.

Fire officials haven't said when the work will be complete. 

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Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Firefighter Celebrates 100th Birthday at San Jose Fire Museum

Retired San Jose Fire Capt. Sam Seibert celebrated his 100th birthday at San Jose Fire Museum, reports The Mercury News.

John McMillan, president of the museum, said that Seibert has been the museum’s biggest donor, contributing more than $300,000 over the years.

He also donated an 1810 Hand Pumper that Seibert bought on the East Coast, as well as other vehicles and his original uniform from the 1950s.

McMillan said he hopes to get the museum fully open to the public at least a couple of days a week this fall.

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