Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend

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The year 2015 was another success for volunteer firefighters.  We had 232 firefighters from Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi in attendance and they received over 4200 hours of training.  It is hard to believe that we are now in our eleventh year and the staff is working very hard to provide you with the best training ever.  If you have any suggestions for classes, please email us at .

The dates for 11th annual Event are September 14-18, 2016 and we will be offering many new classes for you to choose from.  For complete details on registration, course schedule, course descriptions, lodging, and much more, please click on the "Event" tab above. 

Also, this year  S-130/S-190/L-180 will be returning.  This class will start on Wednesday and end on Sunday. 

The annual Event is held at the Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida.   They have an area for drivers training which will be available for our EVOC class.  They also have a burn building for us to use.  We have use of their classrooms and the Student Services Center  for our lunches, banquet, breaks and our vendor displays.

We look forward to you joining us this year to make this the best year, yet!

Registration is NOW OPEN!  Click on the "Event" tab above for complete information and registration.  

Saturday Activity for the Family

Bring the family this year and let them enjoy a day of shopping at Destin Commons or a day at the Beach.  We will provide FREE transportation to these locations from our hotels in Niceville.  For more information, click on the link below.   Last day to sign up for this activity is Monday, September 14, 2015.  

Saturday Activity for the Family

Scholarship Information - NEW (Updated 6/14/2015)

The Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council, Inc. was awarded a FEMA SAFER grant in April 2011 to assist with paying your expenses in attending certain classes.  In July 2012, the Council amended the grant to provide free PPE to eligible fire departments and in December 2012, the Council decided to sponsor an online Firefighter I class.  For more information on these scholarships, online Firefighter I class, and FREE PPE, please visit the Scholarship Information page for complete information.

Just Added - The Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend has partner with the Florida Forest Service to provide scholarships to current Florida 160 hour certified Firefighter I that wish to upgrade to the Florida 206 hour Volunteer Firefighter certification. Click on the "Scholarship Information" link above for more information. 

QuestionPro Surveys

The Council would like to thank QuestionPro as the sponsor of our survey software.  QuestionPro survey software allows the Council to survey our students to provide valuable feedback on our program so that we can continuously improve on it.  For more information, visit QuestionPro at .

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