The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) announced that it will be hosting its fourth Training Summit on June 1-2, 2018, in Concord, North Carolina. The NVFC is now accepting proposals from qualified instructors and speakers for presentations to educate first responders about critical issues in the fire and emergency services. Submit your proposal by January 7, 2018.
The Training Summit provides an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in classroom training regarding first responder health, safety, and fire prevention topics. Each session will be two hours in length. Examples of relevant presentation topics 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
- Volunteer staffing, recruitment, and retention
- Fire prevention
To submit your speaker proposal, complete the form at https://nvfc.wufoo.com/forms/2018-nvfc-training-summit-call-for-presentations by January 7, 2018. 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 by the end of January. The NVFC will cover travel expenses and provide a stipend for the selected presenters.