Mission: To formulate and promulgate programs useful to the fire and emergency services of the united states, represent the volunteer fire and ems in national legislative & standards-making matters, represent the interests of the member state fire and emergency organizations at the congress of the united states and with the various federal agencies, provide a national voice for the volunteer fire and emergency medical services and to do all other things designed to better preserve the lives and property of the citizens of the united states.
Programs: Health & safety phase 2 & 3: the nvfc's health & safety program addressed multiple risk factors facing first responders, including behavioral health issues, injury, and heart-health. The nvfc conducted extensive outreach regarding health and safety issues facing first responders, developed training on health and safety topics, developed a standards guide aimed at volunteer fire departments, and coordinated the efforts of a working group of subject matter experts.
shos support fund: the shos/nvfc campaign called salute to heroes focused on supporting first responders with funds that go toward purchasing and maintaining various equipment, response certification and training, assistance for injured responders, building maintenance, recruitment and retention programs, junior firefighter programs, firefighter memorials, and other needed resources and programs. There is also a press release attached to provide further information.
staffing for adequate fire and emergency response: the safer grant provides funding to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, front-line firefighters available in their communities. The goal of safer is to enhance the local fire departments' abilities to comply with staffing, response, and operational standards so that communities are protected from fire and fire-related hazards.