Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend


Event Information - Updated 9/26/2017, Rescheduled

The 12th Annual Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend has been rescheduled for November 15-19, 2017.   Online Registration for all classes begin on June 1, 2017 by clicking on the "Registration Information" link below.  Online Registration will close on September 15th at 6 pm CST.  Walk-in Registrations are welcomed during the Event but classes maybe limited. 

Check-in, lunches, banquet 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 Lenny's 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. 

Highlights (Updated 08/30/2017)

  • Wednesday thru Sunday
    ATPC1740, Fire Service Course Delivery (Nutrition Center Dinning Room, 202-A N. Hwy 85, Niceville) NEW
    The curriculum draws from many recognized authorities in exploring the methods and mechanics of imparting information and adult learning principles. The course emphasizes techniques which have wide application in teaching situations, as well as devices for specific areas. Also stressed are measuring teaching effectiveness, the use of media and visual aids.

    RN 6742 , Florida Incident Saftey Officer (Comfort Suites Conference Room, 148 W. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville) NEW (Location Change)

    This course will cover both national and Florida specific information relating to an Incident Safety Officer. Topics include: The Safety Officer’s Role; Safety Concepts; Regulations, Codes, Laws, Standards and Procedures; Designing an ISO System; Professional Development; Reading Buildings, Smoke, Risk, Hazardous Energy, and Firefighters; Triggers, Traps and Working within ICS; Basic Approach to ISO Duties; ISO at Structure Fires, Wildland Fires, HazMat Incidents and Technical Rescues; and Post-incident Responsibilities.


    ATPC 1302, Apparatus Operations (Okaloosa County EOC, 90 E. College Blvd, Niceville) NEW

    The curriculum covers the laws, rules and driving techniques for emergency vehicles, as well as a review of fire service hydraulics. Fire ground evolutions and a driving course make up the practical part of the course. The evolution portion of the course includes the use of pre-connected lines, tandem pumping, drafting, relays and master streams. The student should have a basic understanding of fire stream hydraulics prior to entering this course. Students must bring gloves and proper attire for water pumping exercises.


    S-130, S-190, L-180 (Holiday Inn Express Conference Room, 106 Bayshore Dr, 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, 11/16- 11/17 (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, 11/16 (Holiday Inn Express Conference Room, 106 Bayshore Dr, Niceville)

  • 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 Room 132/133.   

    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 in Room 132/133 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
    Banquet, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Opening Ceremonies began at 6 pm)
    Come and join us for a FREE banquet  along with door prizes.  Our catered Banquet by Carrabbas will be held the Student Services Center at the NW Florida State College.  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.