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2017 National Volunteer Fire Council Training Summit: Call for Presentations


The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its third Training Summit on June 9-10, 2017, in Myrtle Beach, SC. The NVFC is now accepting proposals from qualified instructors and speakers for presentations to educate first responders about important health and safety topics. Submit your proposal by January 9, 2017.

The Training Summit provides an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in training regarding first responder health and safety issues and fire prevention topics. Each presentation will be 90 minutes in length. Presentation subject matter should relate to key topics related to first responder health and safety. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Behavioral health
  • Staffing, recruitment, and retention
  • Cancer
  • Fire service family support
  • Fire prevention
  • Functional fitness

To submit your speaker proposal, fill out the form at https://nvfc.wufoo.com/forms/2017-nvfc-training-summit-speaker-proposal/. Proposals are due by January 9, 2017. 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 in January 2017. The NVFC will cover travel expenses and provide a stipend for the selected presenters. The NVFC will provide attendees with electronic copies of handouts and presentations (by instructor request) prior to the Summit. Instructors will be responsible for providing any print-outs they choose to give to students.

Learn more about the NVFC Training Summit at www.nvfc.org/summit. Read about the 2016 Training Summit here. Questions? Contact Rachel Buczynski, Events & Program Manager, at Rachel@nvfc.org or 202-887-5700x116.

About the NVFC
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, education, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Find out more at www.nvfc.org.

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