About the VCOS Symposium

The leadership training available at this symposium will help you address the unique needs of volunteer leadership in your department. The networking opportunities give you the chance to share ideas and solutions with colleagues from all over the country. The vendors attending can help departments of any size, giving you the tools and equipment necessary to ensure everyone on your team comes home.

  • Certificates of Attendance

    All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for their participation in the VCOS Symposium.


    Thank You To Our 2017 Sponsors

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  • Volunteer & Combination Officers Section of the IAFC

    The IAFC's Volunteer & Combination Officers Section provides chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism.

    The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) provides leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers and managers of emergency services.

The VCOS Symposium is the ONLY conference that allows participants to interact face-to-face with leaders of rural and suburban combination departments. This is the best conference available for combination organizations.

– Ken Preston, Commissioner, North Greece (NY) Fire District