NVFC Holds Training Summit in Myrtle Beach

Nearly 100 firefighters from across the country gathered in Myrtle Beach, SC, on June 9-10 for the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Training Summit. The event provides an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in valuable classroom training on topics relating to fire service health, safety, recruitment, retention, leadership, and more.

This is the NVFC’s third Training Summit, which was made possible thanks to a Fire Prevention and Safety grant from FEMA. Students could choose six out of 12 classroom sessions over the course of the two-day event. View full agenda.

In addition, NVFC partners American Military University, California Casualty, Columbia Southern University, National Fire Protection Association, The Pennsylvania Fireman, and Trident University hosted a networking reception at the end of the first day of classes to provide further opportunity for attendees to get to know each other. Rescue Wipes and Refresh provided products for the registration bags. Continuing education units for the courses are being provided by Columbia Southern University.

The NVFC thanks FEMA, the instructors, attendees, corporate partners, and our friends at the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association for making the 2017 Training Summit a success.

NVFC Chairman Kevin Quinn and North Carolina Director
Jeff Cash kicked off the Summit at the opening session.
Candice McDonald informed attendees how to break
through recruitment and retention barriers.
David Bullard led a session focused on how to effectively
mentor the next generation of fire service leaders.
Jack Sullivan presented a session on preventing firefighter
line-of-duty deaths and injuries at roadway incidents.
Thomas Merrill emphasized the importance of embracing
the responsibility that comes with the title of firefighter.
NVFC Directors Jeff Cash (NC), Tony Dicks (SC), Henry Bozard (SC),
David Bullard (GA), and Chairman Kevin Quinn (RI) were in attendance.
 
NVFC partners American Military University, California Casualty, Columbia Southern University, National Fire Protection Association, The Pennsylvania Fireman, and Trident University hosted a networking reception at the end of the first day of the Summit.
The closing session afforded attendees a chance to provide final thoughts and offered a great view of Myrtle Beach.