VFIS Receives Horizon Interactive Award for eLearning Experience

YORK, PA. – Aug., 2016 – VFIS ( , a division of Glatfelter Insurance Group (, is proud to announce that their course, In the Station: Best Practices in Station Safety, has earned a Silver Horizon Interactive Award for eLearning. JPL Creative partnered with VFIS experts to create a series of courses with realistic sound effects, eye-catching visuals and captivating case studies related to unique hazards fire departments often face.

In the Station offers an interactive experience to help learners identify ways to improve overall station safety, recall best practices, outline a preparedness plan and implement routine property self-evaluations. By answering a series of questions, participants learn about specific exposures that their department may face and ways to help minimize property damage, limit liability claims, and ensure the safety of members, employees and visitors.

“This course provides education to fire departments on potential hazards in the station and ways to reduce their risks,” said Michael Baker, Director of Risk Control. “VFIS encourages clients routinely inspect their vehicles to assure they are ready to perform under the most adverse conditions; it is only fitting that periodic inspections should be done for their stations as well.”

To learn more about In the Station, contact VFIS at 1-800-233-1957.

About VFIS

VFIS <> is the largest provider of insurance, education and consulting services for fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads and 911 centers in North America, having pioneered the first tailored insurance package for this industry in 1969. A part of Glatfelter Program Managers <> , one of the largest insurance program managers in the US, VFIS offers property and casualty coverage, accident and sickness program, benefits programs including LOSAP, and risk management and safety resources to the emergency service industry.

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