NVFC Holds Training Summit Virtual Preview
July 7, 2020
Recorded sessions now available on-demand
On June 26-27, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) held a virtual preview of the 2021 Training Summit. This two-day online training event featured keynote speakers and panel discussions, followed by breakout sessions to enable participants to ask questions and further discuss the themes that had been presented by that day’s speakers.
The NVFC had originally planned to hold an in-person Training Summit in Orlando in 2020 but had to postpone the event to next year to ensure the safety and health of participants during the pandemic. The virtual preview provided a chance for participants to take advantage of online training and key take-aways for their department now while getting a preview at what will be covered at the full event in 2021.
Day one focused on health and safety, with a keynote speech by NVFC Chair Steve Hirsch and a panel of presentations on critical health and safety topics by instructors Brian Focht, Nathan Stoermer, Jack Sullivan, and Keith Tyson. Day two emphasized leadership and development and featured a keynote by Tom Merrill and a panel by instructors Dave Denniston, Bill Gardner, Robert Leonard, and F.R. Montes de Oca. Each panelist provided highlights from the full presentations they will give at the 2021 Training Summit.
The recorded sessions are now available to view on-demand. Click the links below to watch each session.
- Keynote on health and safety by Steve Hirsch
- Keynote on leadership by Tom Merrill
- Panel on health and safety
- Panel on leadership and development
Registration for the Training Summit taking place May 21-22, 2021, in Orlando, FL, is now open. Travel stipends will be available to eligible attendees to help offset the costs of attending. Learn more and register now at www.nvfc.org/summit.