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Upcoming Trainings

The NVFC will be presenting training sessions at the following in-person events and conferences. This page is updated as more trainings are added. Click on each icon for details.

NVFC Training Summit

The NVFC’s annual conference, the NVFC Training Summit, focuses on volunteer responder health, safety, recruitment, retention, and leadership. Participate in valuable classroom training and share ideas and best practices with emergency responders from across the U.S. The next Training Summit will take place June 21-22, 2024, in Buffalo, NY. Please note, this event is at capacity and registration is closed.

Request a Training

General Request
The NVFC has over a dozen training courses that can be brought to your local department. For a complete list of training options and to request a training be brought to your local fire department or event, fill out this form. Current course offerings include:

  • Surviving the Job – Cancer in the Fire Service (2 hours)
  • Personal Protective Actions for Opioid Emergencies (2-4 hours)
  • Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services (2 hours)
  • Recruitment and Retention for the Emergency Services (2-3 hours)
  • Volunteer Fire Service Culture: Essential Strategies for Success (4-8 hours)
  • Incident Safety Officer Training Series (2-4 hours)
  • Fit for Duty, Fit for Life: Firefighter Physicals and the Volunteer Fire Service (2 hours)
  • Planning and Implementing a Training Program (2 hours)
  • Creating a Psychologically Healthy Fire Department (90 minutes-2 hours)
Hazmat Train-the-Trainer Courses
The NVFC, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), is offering a hazmat train-the-trainer program: Partners in Training (PIT) Crew. This project will help first responders gain the knowledge and skills they need to train others in their communities on hazmat safety and response. Through the partnership, the NVFC will bring in-person trainings to 15 locations nationwide at no cost to local host organizations. Learn more and apply for a training to be brought to your department or region here.


Wildland Fire Assessment Program Training
The NVFC, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, offers an in-person training course to teach fire service volunteers how to properly conduct safety assessments for homes located in the wildland-urban interface and provide recommendations to residents to protect their property from wildfires. Learn more and request a course in your community here.