NVFC Training Summit


The NVFC Training Summit has reached full capacity!

To add your name to the wait list in case of cancellations, please contact Rachel Buczynski, NVFC Events & Program Manager, at rachel@nvfc.org or 240-297-3568.

2017 NVFC Training Summit

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

WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, 3200 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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 for 2017!: The NVFC invites all Summit attendees to a networking social on the hotel’s Oceanfront Lawn on Friday, June 9. Please see agenda for details. Special thanks to our sponsors!

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

We are happy to announce that the 2017 NVFC Training Summit has been approved for CEUs through Columbia Southern University. Each course is worth .2 CEUs; attendees can earn up to 1.2 CEUs for the full event.

Sign-in at each course during the Summit is required to receive credit for that course. Post-event, to request your CEU certificate please visit the CSU website at www.columbiasouthern.edu/continuinged/participant-ceu-request. Once your request has been received, and processed, a CSU Continuing Education representative will send your CEU certificate by email. Please note there is a $20.00 service fee associated with this process.

If you have any questions, please contact Columbia Southern University’s Department of Continuing Education at ContinuingEd@ColumbiaSouthern.edu.

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The NVFC room block rate is no longer available.

The following hotels have rooms available (as of 5/11/17). There are also other hotels (for a range of budgets) in Myrtle Beach showing availability through an online search on various travel sites.

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The scholarship application period is now closed.

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 15
  • 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.

Current SponsorsClick here for sponsorship details, shipping information, and more!

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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