Pre-Registration Opens for the 2018 NVFC Training Summit

Pre-Registration Opens for the 2018 NVFC Training Summit

Press Release Dec 05, 2017

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce that pre-registration is now open for the 2018 NVFC Training Summit. The NVFC’s signature training conference will take place June 1-2, 2018, in Concord, NC. Scholarships are available for NVFC Members.  

This two-day seminar provides an opportunity to participate in valuable classroom training as well as exchange ideas and best practices with attendees from across the country. The conference is open to all volunteer firefighters, EMTs, department leadership, and other fire department personnel nationwide. Attendees will be able to select six out of 12 breakout sessions to attend, with sessions addressing critical issues in first responder health and safety, recruitment and retention, and fire prevention. Full registration with course descriptions will be available in February 2018. Read more about the 2017 event here.

The registration fee for the Summit is $75, which includes two days of training from industry leaders and most meals. To help more first responders attend, a scholarship is available for select attendees. Scholarships will be awarded on a monthly basis, with deadlines on the first of each month from January–April. The scholarship will reimburse up to two nights hotel at the room block rate, plus up to $500.00 per person for transportation expenses. In addition, the registration fee will be waived. To apply for a scholarship, complete this form. Each individual requesting a scholarship must apply separately; a maximum of two people per department can receive reimbursement. To be considered eligible for reimbursement, you or your department must be a current member of the NVFC. Membership options and benefits can be found at

Attendance is limited! Reserve your spot today at Learn more about the Summit at Questions? Contact Rachel Buczynski, Event Planner, at or 571-969-7590.

Stop the Bleed kits are housed in about 345 schools statewide where staff members are also trained in bleeding control techniques.
Norwalk firefighters taught citizens CPR in a Valentine's Day-themed class and informed them of AED locations in the city.
CPR University is a high-intensity training course that covers the latest science and practice for saving lives from cardiac arrest.
Texas Community Emergency Response Teams put their skills to the test in search and rescue drills, medical operations, fire suppression, and more.
Kern County high schoolers were challenged to find the source of an imagined hepatitis surge.
A course sponsored by FEMA trained EMTs and fire rescue personnel how to operate safely and efficiently in the warm zone of an active shooting.
The company focuses on training bystanders to intervene during traumatic bleeding injuries.
With the help of paramedics, firefighters, and hospital personnel, Las Cruces High School medical students jumped into action to rescue and treat the mock patients.
Glynn County schools will receive 12 trauma wound kits to save lives in the event of a shooting.
A North Carolina study shows the need for a better prehospital screening tool.
A.T. Still University welcomes EMS providers to practice in the new clinical immersion room, where manikins staged in life-like emergencies help prepare them to work in chaos.
EMS personnel say training for an active shooter scenario with hospital workers and law enforcement not long before last year's shooting made them better prepared for the incident.
The world’s largest simulation conference, IMSH, has plenty for EMS and everyone. 
When medics do critical math on stressful calls, the numbers don’t always add up. 
In response to having the highest number of fatal overdoses in the state, Montour County first responders and community members participated in a naloxone training session.