Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend


Event Information - Updated 3/4/2018

The 13th Annual Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend has been scheduled for September 12-16, 2018.   Online Registration for all classes begin on June 1, 2018 by clicking on the "Registration Information" link below.  Online Registration will close on Thursday, September 13th at 6 pm CST.  Walk-in Registrations are welcomed during the Event but classes maybe limited. 

Check-in, lunches, and vendors will be located in the Student Services Center, 1st Floor, of the NW Florida State College.  All of our classes will start at 8 am CDT and lunch by Firehouse Subs on Saturday and Sunday will be served from 11:45am till 1 pm.  

Participants will receive a T-shirt upon checking-in.  On the registration form, please indicate your T-shirt size on the Registration Form so we know what size to order for you. 


  • Wednesday thru Sunday
    ATPC 2140, Building Contruction for the Fire Service (Nutrition Center Dinning Room, 202-A N. Hwy 85, Niceville) NEW
    The curriculum in this portion of the Fire Prevention Inspection Certification Program deals with building construction. Topics include identifying hazards from assault by fire and gravity, how building construction can influence fire spread, fire confinement or structural collapse, and many other life safety issues. This is not a building course per se, but rather a course to identify construction features and their hazards under fire conditions.

    ATPC 1810, Firefighting Tactics and Strategy I (Comfort Suites Conference Room, 148 W. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville) NEW

    The curriculum is designed to cover basic factors involved in coping with an emergency scene, and determining the best use of available resources in protecting lives and property. The course emphasizes the changing nature of an emergency situation, and the ways in which the fire officer can evaluate the effectiveness of his or her proposed Incident Action Plan.  NOTE: This course may require work to be done prior to and /or following attendance at the course. Students will be notified prior to the class. IS700 completion is required as a prerequisite. Part of Fire Officer I.


    ATPC 1301, Fire Service Hydraulics (Okaloosa County EOC, 90 E. College Blvd, Niceville) NEW

    The course curriculum covers relationship between flow and pressure and mathematical hydraulic formulas. Students must bring a simple calculator with square root function. Course includes pump theory, pump rating, and pressure and vacuum gauges.


    S-130, S-190, L-180 (Jackson Gaurd Conference Room, 107 Hwy 85 North, Niceville)
    This is a 40-hour course that is designed to train firefighters in the basic fire behavior factors that will aid them in the safe and effective control of wildland fires, basic wildland firefighting training, and the human factors on the fireline.


  • Thursday
    2nd Skills Sign Off for FF I Task Book, 09/13 - 09/14 (Class location TBD) 
    This 2-day course will allow Florida  FF I students to complete their FF I Task Book for FF I Certificate of Completion.  For FF I Students only.  Complete set of NFPA compliant PPE (Bunker Gear & SCBA) required.

    Thursday Night - Firefighter Suicide Awareness, 09/13 (Locaton TBD)

  • Friday

    Come and join us on Friday evening for some fun.  Your sponsors will be available to answer your questions starting at 4 pm till 9 pm in the Student Services Center 1st Floor Dining Area.   

    Our Silent Auction will begin Friday afternoon at 4 pm and will end Sunday afternoon at 1pm.  Check out our Silent Auction page for a list of items that are available.  Silent Auction items will be located in the Student Services Center 1st Floor Dining Area in the Vendor/Concession area.  

    Check-in will begin Friday afternoon from 4 pm till 6:30 pm in the Student Services Building.  Saturday and Sunday check-in will be from 7:15 am till 8:15 am.  You will be able to pick up your class schedule at that time. 
  • Saturday Evening (NEW Location)
    Banquet, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Opening Ceremonies began at 6 pm CDT)
    Come and join us for a FREE banquet  along with door prizes.  Our catered Banquet by Carrabbas Italian Grill will be held the First Baptist Church of Niceville located at 622 Bayshore Drive.  Your sponsors will also be available to answer your questions.  Come early to enjoy our opening ceremony complete with "Pipe & Drums", Posting of the Colors, and the National Anthem.  Dress is casual.  You will want to be there!
  • Additional Information

   The Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council, Inc. admits students of any, race, color, and national or ethnic origin.