The IAFC Volunteer & Combination Officers Section invite fire service members to new Symposium in the West

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Feb 17, 2016

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and their Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) are holding a two day event, the Symposium in the West, this May in Reno, NV. The event adds on to the current education and networking that is offered by VCOS, by providing education to meet the unique needs of volunteer and combination leaders, to help them further the skills needed to make hard decisions and develop tactics to address tough leadership challenges.



6a014e86dfab17970d01bb08bba21f970d-250wi.pngTopics being covered at the Symposium in the West include:

  • Leadership skill building
  • Fire dynamics
  • Self-care for the volunteer fire chief
  • Cancer in the fire service
  • Recruitment and retention


VCOS is known for providing chief officers who manage volunteers within the fire/rescue/EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation that enhances their professionalism and capabilities. The IAFC and VCOS invite members of the fire service community to learn more and register to attend this new event on their website.