NVFC Training Summit

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2020 NVFC Training Summit | Orlando, Florida


WHEN: Friday, June 26, through Saturday, June 27, 2020

WHERE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista Resort, 8100 Lake St, Orlando, FL 32836

PURPOSE: This event will provide an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in valuable classroom training. Attendees will participate in keynote sessions as well as have their choice of breakout sessions to attend, with sessions addressing key topics in first responder health and safety.

NETWORKING SOCIAL: The NVFC Training Summit features an evening networking social on Friday, June 26 – a chance to relax and connect with your colleagues. The social includes refreshments and a mini-expo. Sponsorships will be available soon!

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.

AGENDA: Coming in late 2019.

REGISTER: Coming in late 2019. Pre-register here to reserve your spot and get updates as event information becomes available.

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Stay tuned for information on CEUs.

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The 2020 Training Summit will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista Resort, an all-suite hotel featuring family-friendly amenities such as a splash park, evening dive-in movies, a putting green, and more. Guests can also enjoy free cooked-to-order breakfast, a nightly reception, free WiFi, and a Disney theme park shuttle.

The NVFC has secured a room block at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista Resort. Single and double rooms at the all-suites hotel are available at the special rate of $149/night. To make your reservation, use group code NVF:

  • Online
  • By phone at 407-239-1144

Book by June 2, 2020. Please note, overnight parking at the conference hotel is $13/night, and daily parking is $6/day.

Orlando, FL, is home to numerous internationally-known theme parks and water parks. In addition, both beaches and the Kennedy Space Center are only an hour away. Orlando is served by the Orlando International Airport (MCO). Find information on transportation to/from the airport here.

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The application period for travel stipends will open in late 2019.

To help more first responders attend the Summit, a travel stipend is available for select attendees. The stipend will reimburse select travel expenses.

Stay tuned for stipend details, criteria, and deadlines.

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The 2020 Training Summit call for presentations is now closed. All applicants will be notified by November 22.

The NVFC is accepting proposals from qualified instructors and speakers for presentations to educate first responders about critical issues in the fire and emergency services.

The 2020 NVFC Training Summit theme is Train Strong – Lead Strong – Serve Strong. The Training Summit provides an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in training regarding first responder health, safety, training, staffing, leadership, and fire prevention topics. New for 2020, sessions will be offered in two lengths: 1.5 hours and 3 hours.

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
  • On-the-job safety, such as traffic incident management and fireground safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Functional fitness
  • Fire service family support
  • Leadership development
  • Staffing, recruitment, and retention
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Fire prevention

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. Selected presenters will be notified by November 15.

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 coming soon.

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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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