The year 2013 was another success for volunteer firefighters. We had 210 firefighters from Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and Maryland in attendance and they received over 3200 hours of training. We are now in our ninth year and the staff is working very hard to provide you with the best training ever. If you have any suggestions for classes for next year's Event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .The dates for 9th Annual Event are September 17-21, 2014 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!
NEW - Saturday Activity for the Family (added June 17, 2014)
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.
Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Workshop in Perry, FL June 21-22,2014 - NEW
The NW Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend will be hosting a 2-day Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Workshop. Scholarships are available to attend. To register for the workshop, click on the link above.
If you are not able to attend this workshop, there will be another workshop during our annual event in Niceville, FL on September 20 and 21, 2014. Registration for this workshop will begin online on June 1, 2014.
Scholarship Information - NEW
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 modified 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.
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