NVFC Training Summit







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WHEN: Friday, June 23 – Saturday, June 24, 2023

WHERE: Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel | Oklahoma City, OK

PURPOSE: This event will provide an opportunity to participate in valuable classroom training and share ideas and best practices with emergency responders from across the U.S. Attendees will have their choice of breakout sessions to attend, with sessions addressing key topics in first responder health and safety. The event will also feature keynote speakers, general sessions, networking events, and a mini vendor expo. The Summit is an excellent value!

NETWORKING SOCIAL: The NVFC Training Summit features an evening networking social on Friday, June 23 – a chance to relax and connect with your colleagues. The social includes refreshments and a mini-expo. Families are welcome. Sponsorships are available!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The conference is open to all volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, department leadership, and other fire department personnel from across the United States.

AGENDA: Coming soon.

REGISTER: The Summit registration fee of $129 covers two full days of training from nationally-known instructors, networking lunches, breaks, and a networking event. Registration will open in late 2022. Pre-register here to get information as it becomes available!

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The 2023 NVFC Training Summit will be held at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel, 1 North Broadway Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. The hotel is in the Bricktown district, which features a river walk with water taxi, restaurants, shops, and a minor league baseball stadium. Find out more about downtown OKC at www.bricktownokc.com.

The NVFC has secured a room block at the conference hotel at the special rate of $149/night. To make your reservation:

  • Call 405-235-2780 and reference the NVFC Training Summit
  • Online reservation information coming soon.

Book by June 1, 2023. Please note, overnight parking at the conference hotel is $10/night. There is no shuttle between the hotel and airport. For local transportation options, click here.

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The application period for travel stipends will open in early 2023. More information coming soon.

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More information coming soon.

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The call for presentations is now closed.

The health and safety focused event will be an opportunity for fire and EMS personnel from across the country to participate in valuable classroom training as well as exchange ideas and best practices with their peers. The conference is open to all first responders nationwide. Breakout sessions will be 90 minutes in length.

Examples of relevant presentation topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Specific physical health issues, such as cancer or heart disease
  • Behavioral health, including suicide, addiction, and PTSD
  • Resiliency
  • Creating a culture of health and safety
  • Implementing a department health and safety program
  • New technologies
  • Electric vehicle response
  • Wildland response
  • Hazmat safety and response
  • Emerging issues in the fire and emergency services
  • On-the-job safety, such as traffic incident management and fireground safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Functional fitness
  • Fire service family support
  • Leadership development

A peer review team will evaluate all presentation proposals. Selections will be made based on quality, relevance, focus, practical application, and the presenter’s experience and credentials. Notifications on a decision will be sent by October 31, 2022.

The NVFC will cover travel expenses and provide a stipend for selected presenters. Teaching teams are welcome to apply, but only one instructor per course can receive travel reimbursement/stipend. Please note, while organizations and companies are welcome to apply to share their subject matter expertise, all courses must be educational in nature.

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Sponsorship opportunities are available! To learn more, please contact Meg Goldberg, NVFC engagement manager, at meg@nvfc.org or 202-887-5700 x117. Sponsoring the Health & Safety 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.

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Contact Rachel Buczynski, conference planner, at Rachel@nvfc.org or 202-887-5700. Read about previous Training Summits:

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