Train Strong Webinars

The NVFC offers a monthly series of free webinars for the fire and emergency services. Past Train Strong webinars are available to watch in the NVFC’s Virtual Classroom.

Upcoming webinars are as follows:

Leveraging Online Training at Your Volunteer Department: How to Make it Work
April 15, 2021 at 2pm ET
The fire service is built on tradition and change can be difficult, but the need to maximize productivity, achieve compliance, and reduce expenses through training is becoming more critical. Join Vector Solutions for this free webinar on how to embrace the cultural shift to virtual learning and enhance your department’s training to ensure your members are knowledgeable and ready for the fireground. The webinar will also provide an overview of the online training offered by the NVFC as well as Vector Solutions’ computer-based system delivered through the TargetSolutions brand for continuing education. Register here.

This webinar is sponsored by Vector Solutions. To learn more about the TargetSolutions brand and Vector Solutions platform, click here.

Folding Time: How to Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time
April 20, 2021 at 7pm ET
In your department, state association, at the national level, and even in your personal life, are you looking for a way to do more with less time? Understanding which activities make the biggest difference to our productivity can result in getting twice as much done in less time. This program presented by nationally-renowned speaker Neen James is perfect for the volunteer first responder, someone who has to manage multiple priorities while being tugged in many directions and who desires more control to better manage time, focus attention, and harness energy. Attendees will leave this practical and entertaining webinar with an understanding of how to better leverage time and get more done. Register here.

Investing in your Volunteers
May 7, 2021 at 2pm ET
Today’s volunteers serve many roles in fire and EMS agencies. Those roles are helping to provide essential services in one of the most challenging and stressful times in our country. Providing resources and support to your department’s volunteers and showing them the value of what they are doing are critical to keeping them active. This webinar, presented by Chief Bill Gardner (Ret.), senior director of fire products at ESO, and Division Chief Ron Roy of Wenatchee, WA, will discuss how to re-invest in your volunteers to keep them motivated, involved, and healthy and increase the success of your department. Register here.

This webinar is sponsored by ESO. Learn more about ESO’s solutions for the fire and EMS services at

Reaching Through the Screen with Social Media
May 19, 2021 at 2pm ET
Social media is a cost-effective vehicle for fire departments to reach members, potential volunteers, and donors. However, engaging fire department stakeholders goes beyond just pushing out emails and posting on social media. Fostering relationships and building trust over technology requires a simple, yet strategic approach. Join Dr. Candice McDonald as she highlights strategies for you to elevate your fire department’s brand, boost your recruitment efforts, and accelerate fundraising. This webinar is intended for the busy department member juggling multiple duties on a small budget. It will introduce you to diverse social media platforms, help you identify your goals, and offer you an easy-to-follow foundation for developing your social media strategy. Register here.

NVFC Training Summit
May 21, 2021 from 12-6pm ET
This event provides an opportunity to participate in valuable classroom training and share ideas and best practices with emergency responders from across the U.S. Attendees have their choice of breakout sessions to attend, with sessions addressing key topics in first responder health and safety. The conference is open to all volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, department leadership, and other fire department personnel from across the United States. It’s free to attend, but registration is required. Learn more and register.

Webinar: Onboarding New Volunteers
June 9, 2021 at 2pm ET
More details and information coming soon! Register here.

Webinar: Social Fitness Skills
June 15, 2021 at 2pm ET
More details and information coming soon! Register here.