Scholarship Information - Updated 05/02/2016
The Northwest Florida
Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council, Inc. was awarded a FEMA SAFER
grant in July 2011 and was successsfully completed in February 2016. During
the 4 year grant period, we assisted over 200 volunteer firefighters
in obtaining their Firefighter I cerftification from Florida State
Fire College. Also, we awarded over 90 sets of PPE to the newly
recruited and certified volunteer firefighters. NFVFW has
applied for FY2015 SAFER grant to continue this program.
Florida State Fire College is utilizing a Skills
Taskbook for completing Firefighter I certification. The
Taskbooks contains the required skills (JPRs) that are to be
demonstrated and signed off by two certified instructors along with
completion of live fire evolutions. Below is a link to this
The Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter
Weekend has once agained partnered with the Florida Forest Service to provide
scholarships to Florida volunteer firefighters obtaining their FFI
certification. The scholarships are for Florida firefighters only
and will pay for lodging and some per diem reimbursement for the
classes listed below. Click on "General Scholarship
Application" below to apply. Please complete the application
before printing. Use the drop down menu on the application to
select the course you are applying for.
S-130/S-190 - The scholarship is only for students obtaining their Florida FF I Certificate of Completion. The scholarship will pay for 3 days of per diem and 5 nights of lodging.
Florida Firefighter I Skills Task Book, 2nd Signature Sign Off - The scholarship is only for students obtaining their Florida FF I Certificate of Completion. The scholarship will pay for 3 days per diem and 2 nights of lodging.
Live Fire Evolutions - The scholarship is only for students obtaining their Florida FF I Certificate of Completion. The scholarship will pay for 2 nights of lodging and 1 day per diem.
General Scholarship Application (Coming Soon)
After registering online for the Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend, complete and return the Scholarship Application by faxing it to us at 877-468-7309 or scan and email to us. You will be notified if you are awarded a scholarship. If you are awarded a scholarship, then you will need to make your hotel reservations as follows: S130/S190- Holiday Inn Express; Task Book Sign Off and Live Burn- Quality Inn. Once you make your reservation, we ask that you please email us so we can have your room charged to our account. After completing the training, you will submit a reimbursement form for your per diem. This form will be emailed to you after the Event.
Space is limited! Registration will begin on June 1, 2016. The scholarship form is a "Form Fillable PDF", so please complete the form on your computer before printing it. Thank you.
CLICK HERE for a link to a worksheet that may be used by
Volunteer Fire Departments to record training that will enable the
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training (Florida State Fire College) to issue an updated Volunteer
Firefighter Certification that will reflect 206 hours of training