Submit Your Presentation Proposal for the 2023 NVFC Training Summit

Proposals due September 30

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce that it will host its signature health and safety focused educational conference, the NVFC Training Summit, on June 23-24, 2023, in Oklahoma City, OK. 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 September 30, 2022.

The theme of the Training Summit is Train Strong – Lead Strong – Serve Strong. The two-day event provides an opportunity for volunteer firefighters and EMS providers to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in classroom training regarding first responder health, safety, training, staffing, leadership, and fire prevention topics.

Sessions will be 90 minutes 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
  • Resiliency
  • New technologies
  • Electric vehicle response
  • Wildland response
  • Hazmat
  • Emerging issues
  • On-the-job safety, such as traffic incident management and fireground safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Functional fitness
  • Fire service family support
  • Leadership development

Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2022, 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 October 31, 2022.

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 2022 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.