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    Our combination department (Loudoun County, VA) is evaluating an increase to our volunteer Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) benefit amount for the first time in 20+ years. We are looking for comparative data to help us justify an increased benefit ... More

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    On May 23, the NVFC will host another roundtable talk on OSHA's proposed Emergency Response Standard. R epresentatives from the National League of Cities and the National Association of Counties will highlight areas of concern that both volunteer fire ... More

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    Hi Jessica, Let me put a few questions on the table for consideration. How do you define drills? Do you mean exclusively an activity (drill) with all the other members of the department? Do you distinguish between in-person H.O.T. drills and ... More

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    Jessica, In my department we did trainings every Thursday usually 6 - 9 pm sometimes longer. Our turn out was okay we would get 5 to 10 of our 25 member even more sometime. Some of our members were college students so if they had class then they were ... More