NVFC now accepting presentation proposals for Training Summit
The National Volunteer Fire Council will be accepting proposals for their fifth training summit in Portland, Oregon until Jan. 20
By FireRescue1 Staff
PORTLAND, Ore. — The National Volunteer Fire Council is now accepting proposals for its fifth Training Summit.
The organization is looking for qualified instructors and speakers to give presentations on critical fire service issues June 14-15.
“The Training Summit provides an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in training regarding first responder health, safety, and fire prevention topics,” a statement on the event said.
Presentation topic examples include, but are not limited to:
- Specific physical health issues, such as cancer or heart disease
- Behavioral health (including suicide, addiction and PTSD)
- On-the-job safety (such as traffic incident management)
- Personal protective equipment
- Functional fitness
- Fire service family support
- Leadership development
- Staffing, recruitment, and retention
- Diversity and inclusion
- Fire prevention
Applications will be accepted until Jan. 20, 2019 and will be evaluated by a peer review team, who will select presenters based on quality, relevance, focus, practical application and the presenter’s experience.
Travel expenses will be covered by the NVFC, and a stipend will be provided as well.
To submit your application, click here.