Education Descriptions

Building Leaders from the Ground Up

The VCOS Symposium addresses the unique needs of volunteer and combination leaders. This year, we’ve got a new format to our education program that is geared towards increasing networking with your fellow volunteer and combination department leaders. We’ve eliminated the pre-conference and extended the symposium by a day to give you more time with presenters and peers. Sessions and presentations are important to your career growth, but so are the connections you make at conferences.

Topics Include:

• From the X Box to the Box Alarm

• VCOS Talks – What You Need to Know

• Leading from Where You Are

• Retention & Recruitment

• To Tweet or Not to Tweet

Check back soon for the full education program. 



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