NVFC Fall Meeting 2017

Meet face-to-face, learn from each other, and have open discussions at the 2017 NVFC Fall Meeting! This critical time together helps achieve our mission of supporting the volunteer “Boots on the Ground.” Your participation is essential in taking care of the business needs of the NVFC.

This year’s meeting will be held in Kearney, NE. Being able to enjoy the culture and unique locality is what makes the fall meeting so much fun; the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association will be hosting a number of special activities that everyone will enjoy.

Please be sure to join us!

Hotel Room Block – August 25
Early Bird Registration – August 28
Committee Agendas/Reports to Staff Liaison – September 6


Highlights • Meeting Schedule • Registration • Lodging • Travel • Sponsors • Questions • Future Meeting Dates


Cream Can Supper at the Nebraska Firefighters Museum & Education Center – Wednesday, September 27 (Hosted by the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association)

Prime Rib & Chicken Dinner at Axtell Fire Station – Thursday, September 28 (Hosted by the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association)

NVFC Foundation Auction – Thursday, September 28

Spouse/Non-Meeting Guest Activitiesclick here for details

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Click here for a draft agenda. Please check back regularly for meeting program updates.

Looking for information on the State Benefits Summit? Click here!

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, Sept. 27
8:30 am – 1:00 pm   Registration & Gathering Room Open
9:00 – 11:00 am   Executive Committee
11:30 am – 12:00 pm   New Board Member Orientation
12:00 – 1:00 pm   Lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:15 pm   Opening and General Session
2:15 – 4:30 pm   Committee Breakout Sessions
   2:15-3:15 Membership & Awards, International Relations
   3:30-4:30 Bylaws, Wildland
6:30 – 8:30 pm   Welcome Reception & Cream Can Supper at the Nebraska   Firefighters Museum & Education Center
Thursday, Sept. 28
7:30 – 4:30 pm   Registration & Gathering Room Open
8:00 am – 12:00 pm   Committee Breakout Sessions
  8:00-8:30 Finance
  8:00-9:30 Health, Safety, & Training
  8:30-9:30 EMS/Rescue Section
  10:00-11:00 Cancer Subcommittee, NVFC Foundation
  11:00-12:00 Standards & Codes, Diversity & Inclusion
12:00 – 1:00 pm   Networking Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 pm   Committee Breakout Sessions
   1:00-2:00 Homeland Security, Hazmat
   2:00-3:00 Conference, Recruitment & Retention
   3:30-4:30 Legislative
6:00 – 8:00 pm   Hosted Prime Rib & Chicken Dinner at Axtell Fire Station
8:30 – 10:00 pm   Annual NVFC Foundation Auction
Friday, Sept. 29
8:00 am – 1:00 pm   Registration & Gathering Room Open
8:30 – 9:45 am   General Session
10:00 am – 12:15 pm   Speakers
  10:00-10:45 Jim Pauley, NFPA President & CEO
  10:45-11:15 Ed Mills, FirstNet Colorado Outreach & Education Manager, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
11:15-11:45 Mark Terry, Senior Director of Operations, NREMT
12:15 – 1:30 pm   Chairman’s Luncheon
1:30 – 3:30 pm   Executive Session

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Registration is now open! Click here to register.

(Please note: you can register more than one person at a time. Please begin registering the first person; at the bottom of the Agenda page, you will be able to select, ‘Add Another Person.’)

  • Early bird registration (through August 28) – $150 NVFC Board Member/State Association Representatives | $75 Board Member Spouses & Guests
  • Regular meeting registration (starting August 29) – $200 NVFC Board Member/State Association Representatives | $125 Board Member Spouses & Guests

Cancellations with full refunds are accepted through September 6 (minus any payment processing fees). No refunds will be given as of September 7. Invoices may be requested by contacting Meg Goldberg (meg@nvfc.org, 202-887-5700 x117).

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
110 Second Avenue | Kearney, NE 68848


  • By phone: 308-237-5971
  • Group Name: National Fire Council – 2017 Fall Meeting

Group Rate: $99.95 single/double (plus taxes and fees)
Reservation deadline: August 25

Complimentary Amenities:

  • Shuttle to and from Kearney Regional Airport (EAR)
  • Parking
  • Wifi in guest room & convention center
  • Microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor water center with pool and whirlpool

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Click here for detailed information on travel to Kearney.

By Car:
Kearney is easily accessible from I-80.

By Air:

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


California Casualty
California Casualty insurance provides exclusive auto and home protection for firefighters, educators, peace officers, and nurses in 44 states. Custom coverage and unique discounts to each profession explains why California Casualty customers are so loyal – and why the company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014. NVFC Members exclusive: Click Here and Chat online to get a $25 Target Gift card when you get an Auto Quote. Learn more about California Casualty and find answers to common insurance coverage questions here.

Columbia Southern University
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.

Paradigm provides public awareness and damage prevention compliance services through meetings and mailings.  Annually, Paradigm implements over 1,000 free face-to-face safety training programs, bringing together pipeline operators and first responders to plan for readiness in the event of a pipeline emergency.

Pennsylvania 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.

The PennWell Fire Group, consisting of Fire Engineering, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, FireRescue, and the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC International), is a unique collection of publications, online properties, and live events that possess an unparalleled heritage within the industry that effectively reach the entire fire service community. While each of our individual brands are unique in their content and scope, they work synergistically to provide firefighters with the “how, what, who, and when” across the training spectrum, as well as provide advertisers the most efficient use of marketing dollars. Simply, the PennWell Fire Group is an extensive arsenal of opportunities that address the ever-changing landscape of firefighter training and media.

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.

Current Sponsors

Click here for information to help you prepare for your attendance at the NVFC Fall Meeting.

Be a Sponsor

Click here for a complete list of sponsorship opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Meg Goldberg at meg@nvfc.org or 202-887-5700 x117. Sponsoring an NVFC board meeting provides a unique opportunity to be in front of, and to highlight your brand and what you do to state leaders, fire chiefs, and key influencers in the fire, EMS, and rescue services. It shows your commitment and support to the industry and NVFC.

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Contact Meg Goldberg, Engagement Manager, at 202-887-5700 ext. 117 or meg@nvfc.org.

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2018 NVFC Spring Meeting
April 19-21, 2018
Crowne Plaza Old Town, Alexandria, VA

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

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