NVFC Live Online Trainings

The NVFC offers a series of live online training opportunities, including webinars, Roundtable Talks, and Volunteer Voices Lives. This page is updated as more trainings are added.

Webinar: Lithium-Ion Batteries & Energy Storage Systems Series, Part 2 — A Deep Dive into What Your Fire Department Needs to Know
June 1, 2023, at 2pm ET
The use of modern energy storage system (ESS) technology, including lithium-ion batteries, has exponentially increased over the last decade and is now in almost every facet of our daily lives. In part 2 of this webinar series, presenters Tom Miller and David Bullard will walk you through the different types of ESS located in your area as well as plans for future development. Additionally, you will learn what resources and structured plans your fire department needs to be properly prepared for a response situation involving ESS technology.

Safety Stand Down Roundtable Talk: Lithium-Ion Batteries – Are You Ready?
June 5, 2023, at 2pm ET
Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in products and equipment ranging from laptops and smartphones to electric vehicles and energy storage systems. As their usage grows, firefighters need to be prepared for the unique hazards and risks that are present when they are called upon to respond to an incident involving lithium-ion batteries. This year’s Safety Stand Down focuses on these challenges with the theme “Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are You Ready?” Join a panel of subject matter experts as they discuss the importance of this year’s theme; the daily focus areas of hazard recognition, operations, safety, post-incident considerations, and public education; and how your department can participate in Safety Stand Down.

This Roundtable Talk is moderated by Darin Wallentine and includes David Bullard of the National Volunteer Fire Council; Michael O’Brian of the International Association of Fire Chiefs; Sean DeCrane of the International Association of Fire Fighters; Brian O’Connor of the National Fire Protection Association; and Jim Barnhart of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association.

Watch live on Facebook or register to attend on Zoom.

Webinar: Volunteer Fire/EMS Recruitment & Retention — Lessons from Top Gun
June 15, 2023, at 2pm ET
Sometimes lessons can come from surprising sources. Take the movie Top Gun. If we look closely with a recruitment and retention lens, there is much we can glean about building a strong team culture, providing effective communication, the importance of mentorship and recognition, and creating a strong sense of purpose and mission. These are all key elements for a successful recruitment and retention strategy. This webinar, presented by Walter Campbell, will explore the key strategies and lessons from Top Gun that can be used to enhance your fire or EMS department’s recruitment, retention, engagement, teambuilding, and communication.

This webinar is sponsored by First Arriving.

Webinar on Recruitment and Retention
July 26, 2023, at 2pm ET
Details coming soon!

Webinar on Distracted Driving
August 30, 2023, at 2pm ET
Details coming soon!

Webinar: Lithium-Ion Batteries & Energy Storage Systems Series, Part 3
October 5, 2023, at 2pm ET
Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming webinar.

Missed a training? Click here to view past Train Strong webinars. Click here to watch past Roundtable Talks. Check out additional on-demand courses in the NVFC Virtual Classroom.