NVFC Health & Safety Training Summit
Save the date for the 2023 NVFC Training Summit! The event will take place June 23-24, 2023, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Pre-register now to get event information as it becomes available!
WHEN: Friday, June 24 – Saturday, June 25, 2022
WHERE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort | Orlando, Florida
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 – click here for an investment vs. benefit breakdown!
NETWORKING SOCIAL: The NVFC Health & Safety Training Summit features a poolside evening networking social on Friday, June 24 – 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: Click here to view the agenda-at-a-glance (UPDATED MAY 12). Full session descriptions and speaker bios are provided in the registration form.
REGISTER: The Summit registration fee of $129 covers two full days of training from nationally-known instructors, networking lunches, breaks, and a networking event. Register now. (Please note, there is no fee for cancellation before May 25.) (New! NVFC Members get $30 off the registration fee – log into your member page for the discount code.)
The 2022 Health & Safety Training Summit will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort, 8100 Lake Street, Orlando, FL. The all-suite conference hotel features 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 and Disney Springs shuttle.
The NVFC has secured a room block at the conference hotel at the special rate of $149/night. To make your reservation:
- Call 407-239-1144 and reference the NVFC Training Summit
- Click here for online reservations
Book by June 1, 2022. Please note, overnight parking at the conference hotel is $14/night. There is no shuttle between the hotel and airport. For local transportation options, please see https://www.orlandoairports.net/parking-transportation/ (the conference hotel is in the Lake Buena Vista area).
The nomination period for the Heather Schafer Memorial Scholarship and application period for the travel stipends are now closed.
Scholarships: The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) will recognize four deserving fire and EMS personnel this year through the inaugural Heather Schafer Memorial Scholarship. The Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by ADT, recognizes exemplary emerging leaders in public safety who are committed to improving the fire and emergency services in the areas of health, safety, recruitment, retention, department culture, and emergency response. The scholarship covers the cost of the registration fee, airfare (or mileage), meals, and lodging, up to $1,500, for one of the NVFC’s annual training events. In 2022, there will be two scholarships available for the Health and Safety Training Summit. View full criteria at: www.nvfc.org/heather-schafer-memorial-scholarship. The deadline to apply was May 1.
Stipends: The NVFC is pleased to offer stipends to help offset the travel costs related to the Health and Safety Training Summit. Each individual requesting a stipend must apply separately. 2022 NVFC Training Summit Travel Stipends provide reimbursement of up to $750 for eligible expenses, including:
- Hotel at the conference hotel block rate
- Travel, including round-trip airfare, cab/shuttle fare, and/or mileage
- The conference registration fee
- Please note that attendees will be responsible for any additional expenses (such as additional room nights or transportation above the stated limit)
- To be considered eligible for reimbursement, you must be a current member of the NVFC. Membership options and benefits can be found at www.nvfc.org/join.
- Applicants must live more than 50 miles from the conference center.
- Applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from a department leader.
- A maximum of two representatives per department can receive reimbursement. Please note that scholarships are selected on an individual basis; not by department.
The deadline to apply was May 15.
We are happy to announce that the 2022 NVFC Training Summit has been approved for CEUs through Columbia Southern University.
To request your CEU certificate please visit the CSU website: Request CEUs | Approved Events | CEU. 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.
The call for presentations is now closed. All applicants have been notified.
The 2022 Health & Safety Training Summit theme is Train Strong, Lead Strong, Serve Strong. 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 offered in two lengths: 90 minutes 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
- Creating a culture of health and safety
- Implementing a department health and safety program
- New technologies (such as 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. Selected presenters will be notified by December 31.
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.
Sponsorship opportunities are available! To learn more, please contact Meg Goldberg, NVFC engagement manager, at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Thank you to our current sponsors!
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Contact Rachel Buczynski, conference planner, at Rachel@nvfc.org or 202-887-5700. Read about previous Training Summits:
- June 2014, Myrtle Beach, SC
- June 2016, Grapevine, TX
- June 2017, Myrtle Beach, SC
- June 2018, Concord, NC
- June 2019, Portland, OR
- June 2020, Virtual Preview
- June 2021, Virtual Summit