NVFC Spring Meeting 2018


April 19-21, 2018
Alexandria, VA

Gather with your colleagues, hear about today’s hottest topic – opioids – find tactical information for your state association, and engage in open discussions at the 2018 NVFC Spring Meeting! This critical time together will enable us to strategically move forward as an organization and to achieve our mission of supporting the volunteer “Boots on the Ground.” Your participation is essential in setting priorities and connecting with the organization you represent. Come away re-energized on a personal level and with knowledge and ideas to share with your states and local departments.

Please be sure to join us!


Click here for a current agenda.

More sessions and activities are in the planning stages. Please check back regularly for meeting program updates.

At a Glance

Thursday, April 19
12:00 – 4:00 pm   Registration & Gathering Room Open
1:00 – 2:30 pm   Committee Breakout Meeting – Wildland
5:15 pm   CFSI Dinner Bus Departure (from Crowne Plaza) (Gather at 5)
Friday, April 20
6:15 – 7:00 am  Morning Walk
7:00 am – 2:00 pm  Registration & Gathering Room Open
7:00 – 7:50 am  Executive Committee Meeting 
8:00 – 8:30 am   New Board Member Orientation
8:00 – 8:55 am Committee Breakout Meetings
9:00 – 10:45 am   Executive Session (NVFC Directors & invited guests only)
11:00 am   Opening Ceremonies
11:15 – 11:45 am   Kick Off and Speaker
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm   Chairman’s Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm   Speaker Program
2:15 – 3:15 pm   Roundtable Discussion on Opiods
3:30 – 4:30 pm   Training Session
4:30 pm   Meeting Concludes
5:45 pm   Board of Directors Photo Session
6:00 – 9:00 pm   Achievement Celebration
   6:00 – 6:45   Awards Reception (sponsored by McNeil & Co.)
  7:00 – 9:00 Dinner
Saturday, April 21
6:15 – 7:00 am Morning Walk
7:00 am – 2:30 pm   Registration & Gathering Room Open
8:00 am – 12:15 pm   Committee Breakout Sessions
12:15 – 1:00 pm   Networking Lunch
1:00 – 3:15 pm   Committee Breakout Meetings
3:30 – 4:15 pm   General Session – Committee Reports
4:15 – 5:00 pm   Meeting Wrap Up & Executive Session
5:00 pm   Meeting Adjourns


Legislative Webinars
Make plans now to visit with your Congressional representatives while in town for the Board meeting. Two informative and helpful webinars – lead by NVFC’s Chief of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Dave Finger – are planned to provide you with the tools and resources to make and have productive meetings.

How to Set and Conduct Meetings on the Hill: An Overview with Q&A

By participating in this webinar you will receive a high level overview of NVFC priorities and the issues to be discussed with legislative representatives. How-to information on setting up meetings, getting to and from the Hill, conducting meetings, and more will be presented. There will be time for Q&A.

Not able to participate?  The webinar was recorded and now available at: https://youtu.be/r8uAcpS78z0

Legislative Priority Review
Wednesday, April 11
2:00 pm EST

A review of the current NVFC legislative priorities will be presented as well as additional helpful information for your meetings on the Hill.

Registration info will be available soon.

Please note: Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

Annual Awards Celebration
Each spring, the NVFC honors a firefighter who has provided a lifetime of service, an outstanding junior firefighter, and an exemplary junior firefighter program. All recipients receive a personalized award and national recognition.

The NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Rosenbauer America, recognizes a volunteer firefighter who has served at least 20 years and has made a major contribution or achieved significant accomplishments in the volunteer fire service at the local, state, and/or national level.

The Junior Firefighter of the Year Award, sponsored by California Casualty, honors a junior firefighter, cadet, or Explorer who has shown extraordinary dedication, commitment, and achievements as a youth member of the fire service.

The Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award, sponsored by California Casualty, recognizes a department that has an outstanding junior firefighter program.

Nominations are due by 5pm EST on February 9, 2018.


Click here to register.



EARLY BIRD PRICING in effect until March 23 −
$150 director/assn. reps | $75 spouses & guests
Starting March 24 − $200 director/assn. reps | $125 spouses & guests

To receive the discounted pricing, payment and registration forms must be received by Friday, March 23, 2018.

Cancellation/Refund Policy Revised
Cancellations can be made up to the start of the NVFC Board Meeting with refunds processed based on the date the cancellation is received.

Up to March 23 Full refund (less payment processing fee)
March 24-April 5 Refund minus a $50 administration fee (of the Director registration fee only) – and any payment processing fee
April 6 and during meeting No refunds available

You may transfer your paid registration to another director, or apply it to the 2018 Fall Board Meeting, without any penalty. If your meeting registration fee was not received at the time of cancellation (being mailed or paid onsite), any cancellation fees or meeting registration fee is still due based on the date notification is received. Refund exceptions for extenuating circumstances may be made for all or partial refund on a case-by-case basis. Refund requests must be in writing and received no later than 1 week after the conclusion of the Board meeting. The request must be accompanied with documentation to validate the reason for the exemption. Requests can be submitted to the attention of the NVFC meeting planner Meg Goldberg at the NVFC office (7852 Walker Dr., Ste. 375, Greenbelt, MD 20770), via email (meg@nvfc.org), or fax (202.887.5291).


Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria
901 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Group: NVFC Spring Board Meeting 2018 Group
Discount Code: NV1

Online Reservation link:  https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/alexandria/axecp/hoteldetail?qAdlt=1&qBrs=6c.hi.ex.rs.ic.cp.in.sb.cw.cv.ul.vn.ki.sp.nd.ct&qChld=0&qFRA=1&qGRM=0&qGrpCd=NV1&qIta=99801505&qPSt=0&qRRSrt=rt&qRef=df&qRms=1&qRpn=1&qRpp=20&qSHp=1&qSmP=3&qSrt=sBR&qWch=0&srb_u=1&icdv=99801505

Call: 703-683-6000
*Be sure to identify yourself as being part of the NVFC Spring Board Meeting 2018 Group

Check in 3 pm | Check out 12 pm
Group Rate: $169 single/double (plus taxes and fees – approx. $25.50)
Reservation deadline: March 23

Additional Fee: Parking (group rate $10)

Complimentary Amenities:

  • Shuttle to and from Reagan National (DCA)
  • Shuttle to and from King Street Metrorail
  • Wifi
  • Fitness center

Note: The hotel is 100% smoke free. Cancellations are allowed up until 72 hours. Inside 72 hours (individually made or via 3rd party) there is a one-room night (plus taxes/fees) cancellation fee. If you find you need to shorten your stay, please notify the front desk before arrival or at check in. The Crowne Plaza is happy to make special accommodations. Please call the hotel directly for any needs (703-683-6000).

Getting to Alexandria

By Air:

  • Reagan National (DCA) – 3 miles from hotel
  • Dulles International (IAD) – 34 miles
  • Baltimore/Washington Int’l Thurgood Marshall (BWI) – 40 miles


Corporate sponsorships allow us to meet collectively as a group and keep meeting fees down. Please support our generous partners.



Meeting sponsorship is a great strategy to meet face-to-face with the leaders of the 49 state fire service organizations. This is your opportunity to be in front of, tell your story, and network with these national influencers. It’s also a visible way that showcases you’re aligned with the national organization supporting the volunteer “boots on the ground.” There are many ways and price points that are available. Please contact Meg Goldberg directly at 240-297-3564 or meg@nvfc.org.

Click here to learn more about sponsor opportunities.

Thank you to:

California Casualty
Founded in 1914, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to firefighters, peace officers, educators and nurses in 44 states. The company routinely maintains a 99 percent customer service rating and a 96 percent claims rating. Learn more about their exclusive coverage and discounts at www.calcas.com.

Columbia Southern University
Take the next step in your career – enroll today in one of our five completely online fire science programs. The fire science degree programs at CSU provide the foundation for leadership and administration of fire service organizations. From learning about fire prevention to fire service equipment, our programs provide a comprehensive view of the fire science industry. Visit www.columbiasouthern.edu to apply today and open the doors to an exciting and rewarding future in fire science! NVFC members and their families receive a 10% discount on tuition.

ESIP (McNeil and Company)
In a world of insurance driven by bargain pricing, arm’s length service, and one-size-fits all policies, only ESIP (Emergency Services Insurance Program) offers the depth of knowledge and industry expertise to serve the real needs of fire and rescue service organizations. For more than 25 years, we have lived and breathed emergency services, developing industry-tailored coverages, risk management, and a proactive approach that helps anticipate issues before they occur. ESIP offers the attention and expertise you can only expect from people who live your business, and we’re ready to create an insurance package customized to fit your organization’s needs. www.esip.com

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

ThePennsylvania Fireman
The Pennsylvania Fireman is a monthly news magazine published for more than 60 years by The Lancaster County Firemen’s Association, Inc. of Lancaster, PA. Its monthly features include state and national news of interest to the emergency services and training articles by nationally known authors. www.lcfa.com

Provident Provident Agency, Inc. – For over 70 years, we’ve been providing benefits to emergency service personnel who put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans every day. Responders are entitled to the best. Provident Agency offers dependable, comprehensive accident & health protection meeting the changing needs of today’s emergency responders. www.providentbenefits.com/





Contact meeting planner Meg Goldberg at 202-887-5700 ext. 117 or email at meg@nvfc.org.


2018 NVFC Fall Meeting
September 19-21, 2018
Radisson Hotel, Bismarck, ND