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VFIS Agent News - October 2017

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THE THREAT BEHIND THE SCREEN

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month - is your agency protected against the hidden threats lurking behind your computer screen? Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility.
Check out these 3 cyber safety videos and share them with your team and your clients:

 


 


 








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TRADESHOW CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Browse our latest conference schedule. In the area? Stop by and see us!


October 12-14: New York Fire Districts
Saratoga, NY

October 16-20: EMS World Expo
Las Vegas, NV

October 17-21: Firehouse Expo
Nashville, TN

October 20-21: Iowa Tri-State Emergency Responders
Dubuque, IA - Grand River Center

October 26-28: Oregon Fire Districts - OFDDA/OFCA Joint Conference
Seaside, OR

October 26-28: Washington Fire Commissioners Conference
Spokane, WA

November 6-9: FireShowsWest
Reno, NV

November 9-12: VCOS Symposium in the Sun
Clearwater, FL

November 16-18: Idaho State Fire Commissioners Association
Boise, ID





3 Steps to Prepare Your Agency for Natural Disasters

Natural disasters can and do occur year round; and while you’re encouraging your clients to prepare their properties for these potential catastrophes, there are a few important steps that should be taken for yourself (and your agency) as well.

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OCTOBER BEST PRACTICE ALERT

More than half of U.S. states and many local municipalities have laws protecting the workplace rights of LGBTQ applicants and employees.

On May 16, a Boston, Massachusetts federal court approved a settlement in Cote v. Wal-Mart Stores, Case No. 15 Civ.12945, in which an employer failed to grant the same-sex spouses of their employees the benefits granted to opposite-sex spouses. Encourage your clients to log on to www.VFISHRHelp.com and read “Expanding Employment Rights: Wal-Mart Settles First LGBT Discrimination Class Action." Leslie Zieren, Esq. discusses the $7.5 million settlement.

If you have not yet registered on the site, take a few minutes to do so now. Registration takes less than five minutes and is easy and risk-free:

  • Go to www.VFISHRHelp.com
  • Click the “Not Yet Registered” button.
  • Enter VFISagent as your passcode.
  • Fill in your user information.
  • Create your own username and password.
  • Accept the User Agreement and complete registration.




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