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National Volunteer Fire Council


National Volunteer Fire Council

Greenbelt, MD 20770

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, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.

The NVFC and the U.S. Forest Service teamed up to create the Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP). The WFAP helps fire departments conduct home safety assessments in the WUI and communicate to residents and homeowners the importance of personal property wildfire mitigation efforts. The program includes a free, four-hour train-the-trainer course on what to look for in and around a home that may pose a danger when a wildfire strikes. The program also provides the tools and materials to enable department members to assess a home, perform pre-fire planning activities, and collect data to evaluate the impact of the assessments. The goal is to make the community more fire adapted and ready before the next wildfire strikes.

More information about the WFAP can be found at