NVFC Training Summit


WHEN: 8:00am Friday, June 9, through 4:00pm Saturday, June 10, 2017

WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

14June-Training-Summit-usePURPOSE: This event will provide an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in valuable training. Attendees will be able to select six out of 12 breakout sessions to attend, with sessions addressing key topics in first responder health and safety.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The conference is open to all volunteer firefighters, EMTs, department leadership, and other fire department personnel from across the United States. Attendance is limited.

COST: The registration fee for the Summit is $75 per person. This fee covers one and a half days training and some meals and refreshments throughout the weekend. The fee will be waived for individuals receiving a scholarship.

NEW!: The NVFC invites all Summit attendees to a networking social on Friday, June 9. Please see agenda for details. Special thanks to our sponsors!

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The NVFC has reserved a room block at the DoubleTree by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront. A special room rate of $159 is available to attendees. The deadline to receive this rate is May 1. For reservations, click here to book online or call 843-315-7100 (group name: National Volunteer Fire Council).

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To help more first responders attend the Summit, a scholarship is available for select attendees. The scholarship will reimburse two nights hotel, plus up to $500.00 per person for transportation expenses, including round-trip airfare and/or mileage. In addition, the registration fee of $75 will be waived.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis per the following schedule:

  • Received by February 1 – Notified by February 15apply-now-button
  • Received by March 1 – Notified by March 15
  • Received by April 1 – Notified by April 15
  • Received by May 1 – Notified by May 15

A maximum of two representatives per department can receive reimbursement. To be considered eligible for reimbursement, you or your department must be a current member of the NVFC. Membership options and benefits can be found at www.nvfc.org/BeYourBest. Applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from a department leader.

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The 2017 Call for Presentations is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted!

The Training Summit provides an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in training regarding first responder health and safety issues, including staffing and fire prevention topics. Each presentation will be 90 minutes in length. Presentation subject matter will relate to key topics related to first responder health and safety. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Behavioral health
  • Fire service family support
  • Fire prevention
  • Staffing and recruitment
  • Community risk reduction
  • Functional fitness

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Click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities.  If you have any questions, please contact Meg Goldberg, NVFC Engagement Manager, at meg@nvfc.org or 202-887-5700 x117. Sponsoring NVFC Training Summit provides a unique opportunity to be in front of, and to highlight your brand and what you do to firefighters, EMTs, and rescue personnel from across the United States. It shows your commitment and support to the industry and NVFC.

Thank you to our current sponsors!



Contact Rachel Buczynski, Events & Program Manager, at Rachel@nvfc.org or 202-887-5700 x116. Read about previous Training Summits:

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