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The 18th Annual Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend has been scheduled for September 13-17, 2023. Online Registration for all classes begin on June 1, 2023 by clicking on the “Registration Information” link below. Online Registration will close on Thursday, September 14th at 6 pm CDT. Walk-in Registrations are welcomed during the Event but classes maybe limited in choices.
Check-in, lunches, and vendors will be located in the Community Center at Okaloosa Technical College. All of our classes will start at 8 am CDT and lunch by Jim-n-Nicks BBQ on Saturday and Firehouse Subs on Sunday will be served from 11:45am till 1pm.
Participants will receive a T-shirt upon checking-in. On the Online Registration Form, please indicate your T-shirt size so we know what size to order for you.
HANDS-ON TRAINING PROGRAMS
This volunteer firefighter training event features numerous hands-on training opportunities. This includes vehicle extrication, wild land operations, USAR, medical training, and more. This is the perfect training event to take your volunteer firefighter skills to new levels. View our course descriptions to learn more about the amazing programs offered at the NW FL Volunteer Firefighter Weekend!COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
OUTSTANDING WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS
Classroom learning opportunities are abundant at this event. Whether you are a chief officer wanting to improve volunteer retention and recruitment, or an up-and-coming officer looking to expand your command skills. View our course descriptions to learn more about the amazing workshops and seminars offered at the NW FL Volunteer Firefighter Weekend!COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
LIVE BURN TRAINING
This event offers live burn training to assist with task book completion. The evolutions will consist of an exterior Class ‘A’ fire, dumpster fire, vehicle fire, grade “room & content” fire and below grade “room & content” fire. Upon completion of the live burns, the Firefighter I candidate will have completed five of the six live burns required for Firefighter I certification.COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
The Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council, Inc. was awarded a FEMA SAFER grant in September 2016 for the amount of $938,000 which is to be spread over the next 4 years. This Grant will be used to provide scholarships for those attending the Event. A number of courses are available for scholarships, as well as other amazing opportunities. Visit our scholarship page for more info. This Grant is no longer available.SCHOLARSHIP INFO
HELD IN BEAUTIFUL NW FLORIDA
Northwest Florida is home to the World’s most beautiful beaches. Bring your family and enjoy top-notch training at an amazing facility, while taking in all the area has to offer.
Official lodging partners of the NW FL Volunteer Firefighter Weekend are updated every year. For the official 2019 lodging partner please check back soon. Additional area hotels are listed below to assist you in planning your event.LODGING INFORMATION
The Annual Northwest Florida Firefighter Volunteer Weekend is held in Niceville, Florida which is located in the southern part of Okaloosa County, Florida. The Event is is held at the Northwest Florida State College which is located at 100 E. College Boulevard, Niceville, FL 32578.AREA INFORMATION
Saturday Activity for the Family
Bring the family to this year’s Event and let them enjoy a day of shopping or at the beach. We will be offering FREE transportation from the hotels in Niceville to the locations listed below.
If you are interested in this great offer, please reserve your seat by emailing us at email@example.com the name(s) of who is going, the hotel where you are staying, and the location you would like to go to. We need at least 10 registered for this activity. Deadline to register for the Saturday Activity is Monday, September 13, 2021.
Departure Times – Meet in the Lobby Area
Quality Inn – 9 am
Comfort Suites – 9:15 am
Holiday Inn Express – 9:35 am
Hampton Inn – 9:55 pm
The Shores at Crystal Beach – 2:30 pm
Destin Commons – 3 pm
4300 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Voted “Best Place to Shop” by multiple local and regional publications, Destin Commons sets the standard as Northwest Florida’s premier open-air lifestyle center. Set on 56 acres, the center features almost 100 stores and restaurants offering the finest shopping, dining, and entertainment including Bass Pro Ships, Belk, a 49-head pop fountain, and Pirate’s Cove children’s soft play area.learn more
The Shores at Crystal Beach Park
2966 Scenic Highway 98
Destin, FL 32541
The Shores at Crystal Beach Park is located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The park features a pavilion, restrooms, showers, picnic tables and limited parking. Enjoy a day in the shade of the pavilion or walk down to the sugar white sand beach and the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.learn more
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