Submit Your Presentation Proposal for the 2018 NVFC Training Summit

Proposals due by January 7, 2018

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its fourth Training Summit on June 1-2, 2018, in Concord, NC. The NVFC is now accepting proposals from qualified instructors and speakers for presentations to educate first responders about critical issues in the fire and emergency services. Submit your proposal by January 7, 2018.

The Training Summit provides an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in classroom training regarding first responder health, safety, and fire prevention topics. Each session will be two hours in length. 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)
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Functional fitness
  • Fire service family support
  • Leadership development
  • Volunteer staffing, recruitment, and retention
  • Fire prevention

To submit your speaker proposal, complete the form at by January 7, 2018. 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 the end of January. The NVFC will cover travel expenses and provide a stipend for the selected presenters.

Learn more about the NVFC Training Summit at Read about the 2017 Training Summit here. Questions? Contact Rachel Buczynski, Event Planner, at or 571-969-7590.