In 1969, VFIS pioneered specialized insurance coverages designed to meet the unique needs of America's emergency service organizations.
Neglected and misunderstood by many insurance companies, the emergency service industry was in need of an innovative approach to insurance products and risk management services. VFIS accepted the challenge and today provides insurance, education, training and consulting to more emergency service organizations in North America than any other provider.
VFIS is a member of Glatfelter Program Managers, one of the largest insurance program managers in the U.S. In addition to VFIS, Glatfelter manages several specialty programs that include municipalities and public entities, water and sewer districts, hospice and home healthcare agencies, senior living and religious organizations. As an employee-owned company, our unique culture, operating structure and strong market relationships enable us to offer an impressive portfolio of value-added products and services designed to help our clients manage risk.
As part of Glatfelter Insurance Group, an employee-owned company, our associates are empowered to better serve our emergency service clients and support our insurance products with excellent service, cutting-edge risk management and unquestioned financial strength.
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In addition to emergency service organizations, we offer specialty programs for:
The first VFIS insurance policy was sold by Arthur J. Glatfelter in 1968 and the first logo was
introduced in 1969 when Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services was incorporated.
In 1971, a new logo was designed using the initials of the name, Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance
In 1979, the logo was expanded to include the Maltese cross, firefighting symbols and a
reference to the York, Pennsylvania, location.
The early eighties saw an increase in program activity, which marked several changes, including a
In 1994, VFIS celebrated 25 years of dedication, service and commitment to emergency services.
The 25th anniversary introduced a new VFIS logo.
In 1994, the name Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services was shortened to VFIS and the star of
life was added to the VFIS logo.
In 1999, the VFIS name was taken out of the Maltese cross and star of life and placed beside the
In 2002, “A Division of Glatfelter Insurance Group” was added underneath the VFIS name.