Registration Now Open for the 2023 NVFC Regional Wildland Symposium

Travel stipends are available; apply by January 20

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) will host its inaugural Regional Wildland Symposium on March 17-18 in Box Elder, SD. This wildland fire focused event will bring together fire and EMS personnel from across the region and country to participate in valuable classroom training and idea exchange. Space is limited – register now.

The symposium will provide an opportunity to learn from interactive classroom training and share ideas and best practices with wildland firefighters and other stakeholders from across the Plains region. Attendees will have their choice of breakout sessions to attend, with sessions addressing key topics in wildland fire mitigation and response. The event registration fee of $129 covers two days of training with breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and general sessions, as well as a networking reception, vendor expo, and most meals. View the full agenda here.

To help more first responders attend, a travel stipend of up to $600 is available that will reimburse expenses related to the conference, including hotel, transportation, and the registration fee. But hurry, the deadline to apply for a stipend is January 20. View criteria and apply now. To be eligible for the travel stipend, you must be a member of the NVFC. Not a member? Learn about member benefits and join for just $21.

Learn more about the Regional Wildland Symposium, register, and apply for a stipend at Questions? Contact Rachel Buczynski, conference planner, at or 202-887-5700 x130.