National Volunteer Fire Council -- Supporting Those Who Serve
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit association representing the nation’s 745,000 volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers. We serve as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provide critical resources, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.
Volunteer firefighters make up 67% of the fire service, and communities across the nation rely on these volunteers to respond to emergencies of all kinds. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these emergency responders continue to risk their lives and health to serve their community. We are working to make sure these responders and their departments have what they need so they can continue to be there for their neighbors.
We offer a few PSAs to let people know how they can support our nation’s volunteer fire service. One way is to step up and become a volunteer. Departments are in need of more people to serve in fire, EMS, and support roles. In addition, members of the public may wish to give back to volunteer responders financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 100% of donations to the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund go directly to help those who serve.
We hope your station will help get these important messages out so that our communities can support the volunteer responders who are there for them every day.