NVFC Trainings

The NVFC offers a variety of training opportunities, both virtually and in-person. Upcoming training opportunities are listed below.

Webinar: Putting Out Fires — Verbal De-escalation Tips for the Fire Service
February 23, 2023, at 2pm ET
When a person is upset or outright angry, we often wish for a magic wand to make everything better. Have you given up on figuring out how to deal with that person who is upset? While it’s frustrating, it might also feel like something is missing – something needed to help change their behavior, but you just haven’t found it yet. Well, you’re right. It’s only because you’ve been taught to apply logical solutions to emotional situations – which is why most de-escalation trainings do NOT work. In this highly interactive class, you’ll learn communication skills that are easy to understand, easy to remember and even easier to implement in your department. Register.

Webinar: Ammonium Nitrate
March 8, 2023, at 2pm ET
Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming webinar. Register.

NVFC Regional Wildland Symposium
March 17-18, 2023, in Rapid City, SD
This wildland fire focused event will be an opportunity for fire and EMS personnel from across the region and country to participate in valuable classroom training as well as exchange ideas and best practices with their peers. The conference is focused on the Plains region, but open to department personnel nationwide. Registration and the travel stipend application period are now open. Learn more.

Webinar: Mentorship in the Fire Service
April 6, 2023, at 2pm ET
Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming webinar. Register.

Webinar: Traffic Incident Management
April 20, 2023, at 2pm ET
Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming webinar. Register.

Women in Fire Conference
April 24-25, 2023, in Indianapolis, IN
The Women in Fire Conference is held in conjunction with FDIC. NVFC deputy CEO Candice McDonald will be presenting two sessions: Your Guide to Responding to Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation in Emergency Services and Successful Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Utilizing Volunteers

Webinar: Making Positive Change — The Opioid Epidemic and First Responder Behavioral Health
May 18, 2023, at 2pm ET
Huntington, WV, was at the forefront of the opioid epidemic that has swept across the country. As a result of this lingering epidemic, the job of first responders has changed drastically, placing more stress than ever on those that serve our communities. This presentation by Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader will provide an overview of the opioid crisis in Huntington and the programs that have been put in place to assist first responders that serve on the frontlines of this epidemic. Register.

PH&S Products, an ISO 9001 (with design) certified company, is a leader in the designing and development of innovative hand protection for municipal government agencies as well as emergency response teams and other agencies in the public health and safety market. All glove styles are manufactured to the strictest standards of quality including several NFPA certified gloves. The “Get-A-Grip” glove is FDA certified glove for first responders that gives permeation protection against fentanyl, heroin and gastric acid when encountered with an opioid incident.

Webinar: Lithium-Ion Batteries & Energy Storage Systems Series, Part 2
June 1, 2023, at 2pm ET
Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming webinar. Register.

NVFC Training Summit
June 23-24, 2023, in Oklahoma City, OK
This health and safety focused event will provide an opportunity to participate in valuable classroom training and share ideas and best practices with emergency responders from across the U.S. Pre-registration is now open. Learn more.

Webinar: Lithium-Ion Batteries & Energy Storage Systems Series, Part 3
October 5, 2023, at 2pm ET
Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming webinar. Register.

Missed a training? Click here to view past Train Strong webinars. Click here to watch past live discussions. Check out additional on-demand courses in the NVFC Virtual Classroom.

The NVFC is now offering in-person hazmat train-the-trainer courses. Read more and apply for a training for your department/region at www.nvfc.org/hazmat