Submit Your Presentation Proposal for the 2022 NVFC Health & Safety Training Summit

Proposals due December 5

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce that it will host its sixth in-person Health & Safety Training Summit on June 24-25, 2022, in Orlando, FL. 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 December 5, 2021.

The 2022 Health & Safety Training Summit theme is Train Strong – Lead Strong – Serve Strong. The Summit provides an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in classroom training regarding first responder health, safety, staffing, leadership, and fire prevention topics. Sessions will be offered in two lengths: 1.5 hours 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
  • Resiliency
  • Creating a culture of health and safety
  • Implementing a department health and safety program
  • New technologies impacting the fire and emergency services (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

Instructor applications must be submitted by December 5, 2021, at 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, 2021.

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.

Learn more about the NVFC Training Summit at Read about the 2019 Training Summit – including a course agenda – here. View courses from our 2020 and 2021 Virtual Training Summits in the NVFC Virtual Classroom. Questions? Contact Rachel Buczynski, conference planner, at or 202-887-5700 ext. 130.