The Iowa Firefighters Association is a member of the National Volunteer Fire Council. The NVFC is a non-profit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS and rescue services. The NVFC serves the emergency services through legislative initiatives; vital resources such as a Cost Savings Calculator and Retention and Recruitment Guide; important programs including the Heart-Healthy Firefighter ProgramFire Corps, and the National Junior Firefighter Program, and more.


For more information on these and other NVFC programs please visit the National Volunteer Fire Council website at www.nvfc.org.

The Iowa Firefighters Association’s delegates to the NVFC are Past President Robert Platz from Dyersville and Past President Roger Bissen from Harlan. Feel free to contact them for more information regarding legislative issues at the national level, grants or any of the NVFC programs. You can reach them at the following numbers and e-mail addresses:

Robert Platz – 563.875.8663 r1platz@aol.com

Roger Bissen – 712.579.8548 rbissen@iafireassn.org

The NVFC is raising awareness for the National Fire Services Member Assistance Program, which is a free hotline that any fire service member or their families can call if they need immediate help with issues such as stress, depression, substance abuse, PTSD, or anything affecting their work or personal life.