VCOS Ribbon Reports

VCOS creates and collects a variety of resources to help make your job, as a volunteer or combination chief or officer easier. The resources section of includes sample SOPs/SOGs, VCOS Ribbon Reports and newsletters, management practice insights and more.

Step Up and Stand Out Contest

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VCOS Resources

Go to SOPs/SOGs | IAFC Position Statements

Active Shooter and Complex Events Resources

Counterterrorism Weekly

Hacktivists Threaten to Target Law Enforcement Personnel and Public Officials

Homeland Security Intelligence Guide for Fire Chiefs

Infrastructure Protection: Nightclubs & Entertainment Districts

Infrastructure Protection: Performance Venues

Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR)

Ebola Virus Resources

Rehabilitation and Medical Monitoring: An Introduction to NFPA 1584

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery (CYCCYB)

Safety Brief: Bakken Crude Oil - Rail Response Considerations

2013 NFFF Annual Report

Best Practices to Minimize Injuries and Deaths while Using Privately Owned Vehicles (POVs) for ESO Responses

Fire Department’s Guide to Implementing NFPA 1582

Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week

Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service

"Be Inclusive" Poster

An Insurance Planning Guide for Emergency Service Organizations: Preparing for When Bad Things Happen...To Us

Bereavement Uniform Program

Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer Poster

Delaware Volunteer Fire Service 2013 Annual Report

FLSA Manual: Managing Volunteer Firefighters for FLSA Compliance: A Guide for Fire Chiefs and Community Leaders

IRS Fact Sheet: The Basics on Taxation and Fire Departments

Monetary Value of Volunteer Time

TAMPA 2 Report: Carrying the Safety Message into the Future

VCOS Ribbon Reports

VCOS Yellow Ribbon Report: Under the Helmet: Performing an Internal Size-Up A Proactive Approach to Ensuring Mental Wellness

"I just wanted to let you know how great the VCOS website is for resources for our department and me. I am a new chief, and I am with a new department moving to a combination type department. The resources are second to none and have been my go to site for information that we need to become a best practices fire department. Thanks for all the VCOS’s hard work."

-Tony L. Watson, Fire Chief, City of Pigeon Forge, TN

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