NVFC Training Summit

2018 NVFC Training Summit

The 2018 Training Summit took place June 1-2. Thank you to all of the instructors and attendees for a successful event!

WHEN: 8:00am Friday, June 1, through 4:00pm Saturday, June 2, 2018

WHERE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027

PURPOSE: This event will provide an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in valuable classroom 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. In addition, the NVFC will host a networking social to allow attendees to connect after class.

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 two days of training and most meals and refreshments throughout the weekend. The fee will be waived for individuals receiving a scholarship.


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We are happy to announce that the 2018 NVFC Training Summit has been approved for CEUs through Columbia Southern University (CSU). Attendees will receive further information on how to request their CEU’s after the event. Please note, there is  $20 administrative fee charged by CSU to the applicant.

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The Summit room block has now closed.

The Embassy Suites features all two-room suites, as well as complimentary in-room internet, made-to-order breakfast, parking, and an afternoon reception.

Concord, NC, is a suburb of Charlotte and home of the Charlotte Motor SpeedwayFind out more about the variety of activities and attractions in the Charlotte area. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the second largest hub on the East Coast with more than 700 departures/landings daily. There is no airport shuttle from the conference hotel, but ground transportation options can be found here. Concord Regional Airport also offers local flights on Allegiant Air.

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The 2018 Summit scholarship program has closed and all notifications have been made. 

To help more first responders attend the Summit, a scholarship is available for select attendees. The scholarship will reimburse two nights hotel at the room block rate, plus up to $500.00 per person for transportation expenses, including round-trip airfare, cab/shuttle fare, 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 January 1 – Notified by January 20
  • Received by February 1 – Notified by February 20
  • Received by March 1 – Notified by March 20
  • Received by April 1 – Notified by April 20

Each individual requesting a scholarship must apply individually. A maximum of two people 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. To ensure more first responders are able to attend, previous attendees who received scholarships for – and attended – all three of the past Summits are not eligible for 2018.

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The 2018 NVFC Training Summit Call for Presentations is now closed. 

The NVFC invites qualified instructors to submit their presentation proposals by January 7, 2018. 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 session will be two hours in length. Presentation subject matter will relate to key topics pertaining to first responder health and safety. Examples 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)
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Functional fitness
  • Fire service family support
  • Leadership development
  • Volunteer staffing, recruitment, and retention
  • Fire prevention

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Current sponsors – please click here for travel, registration, and shipping information.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for an evening reception, technology, and more! Click here to view current opportunities. To learn more, please contact Meg Goldberg, NVFC Engagement Manager, at meg@nvfc.org or 202-887-5700 x117. Sponsoring the 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.

Thank you to our current networking social & giveaway sponsors!​


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Contact Rachel Buczynski, Event Planner, at Rachel@nvfc.org or 571-969-7590. Read about previous Training Summits:

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