VCOS Releases Combo Transition Report
- IAFC report on transition in fire departments available on Web site. // Fire Engineering;Mar2006, Vol. 159 Issue 3, p62
The article reports on the Red Ribbon Reports released by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Volunteers and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) titled "Lighting the Path of Evolution, Leading the Transition in Volunteer and Combination Fire Departments. The report, which was...
- NVFC Names Fire Corps Director. // Fire Chief;Dec2004, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p18
Reports that the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) hired Shawn P. Stokes as the director of the Fire Corps program. Stokes' responsibility of leading the partnership between the NVFC, the International Association of Fire Chiefs' (IAFC) Volunteer and Combination Officers Section, the...
- China Grove, Harmony, Lone Oak consider ESD. Gibbs Jr., William J. // Wilson County News;7/16/2014, Vol. 41 Issue 29, p8A
The article reports on the statement of fire chief Mike Winfield regarding the consideration of China Grove, Harmony, and Lone Oak, Texas volunteer fire departments to create an Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 9.
- Staffing Tops Chiefs' Worries. // Fire Chief;Feb2006, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p13
The article reports on the finding by the International Association of Fire Chiefs that the three major challenges faced by fire departments in the United States are staffing, funding and increased demands for service. Staffing is also the top challenge faced by volunteer departments. Included...
- Weekly Meetings. // Lakelander (Whitney, TX);8/23/2006, Vol. 20 Issue 34, p2
The article offers information on several meetings in Lake Whitney, Texas to be held by various institutions in August 2006, including the Friends of Lake Whitney Inc., Bluebonnet Extension Club and Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department.
- Letters to the Editor. // Lakelander (Whitney, TX);8/16/2006, Vol. 20 Issue 33, p2
Several letters to the editor are presented on various topics including a night spent at the Lake Whitney Arts Association dinner playhouse, water and Gatorade contributions made by the Volunteer Fire Department and on increased thefts from mailboxes.
- THE MUTUAL-AID CHIEF OFFICER'S ROLE AT STRUCTURE FIRES. Comstock Jr., David "Chip" // Fire Engineering;Aug2005, Vol. 158 Issue 8, p14
Assesses whether the traditional use of the mutual-aid chief officer is the best practice in the United States. Provisions of National Fire Protection Association regarding volunteer fire service; Advice for fire departments considering using their mutual-aid chiefs for additional assistance;...
- Easy Come and Easy Go. Juntunen, Jeff // Minnesota Fire Chief;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p4
Presents a narrative of the author's experiences as a chief of a medium size volunteer department in Minnesota. Procedures being followed by the fire department for hiring volunteers; Compensation received by the volunteers; Information on an upcoming conference by the fire department.
- Trinidad VFD to host annual benefit gospel concert. // Malakoff News (TX);8/8/2008, Vol. 99 Issue 32, p3A
The article reports on the annual benefit gospel concert to be hosted by the Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department on August 8, 2008 at the Trinidad School Auditorium and will feature Grammy Award Nominee Karen Peck and New River.