Registration and course selection are now open for the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Training Summit. The Summit will take place June 14-15 in Portland, OR, and is open to all volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, department leadership, and other fire department personnel from across the United States.
This two-day seminar is an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in valuable training. The conference will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland, near downtown and other attractions. Attendees will be able to select six out of 12 breakout sessions to attend, addressing critical topics including behavioral health, department training programs, recruitment and retention, leadership, situational awareness, and more. The full schedule, course and instructor information, and additional details are available at www.nvfc.org/summit.
In addition, the NVFC will offer a networking social event on the evening of June 14. The reception will include a vendor area featuring sponsors California Casualty, Columbia Southern University, ESIP/McNeil & Company, NFPA, Provident, and IAFC-VCOS. Additional sponsorships are available; visit http://bit.ly/NVFCsponsorship for more information.
The registration fee for the Summit is $99, which provides two days of training from nationally-recognized instructors, lunches, and the networking social event. To help more first responders attend, eligible attendees can apply for a travel stipend that will reimburse up to $600 for any combination of approved expenses, including travel, mileage, lodging, and the event registration fee. Stipend applications must be received by April 1 and recipients will be notified by April 20. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, visit http://bit.ly/NVFCstipend.