Small Town Fire Chief Roundtable & Training II – March 10, 2018

Presented by the New England Volunteer Fire & Ems Coalition (NEVFEC) and its sponsors:
National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
You’re invited to the
Small Town Fire Chief Roundtable & Training II
Massachusetts Fire Academy, Springfield Campus
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Join your fellow chiefs and other leadership from small towns across New England to discuss and learn how to use NFPA Standards to benefit your department, how to increase and improve training, and how to recruit more volunteer firefighters.
7:00 AM     Registration (coffee & donuts) 
8:00 AM     Welcoming Remarks
                       Speaker Chief Kevin Quinn 
                       Joining the NVFC
8:15 AM      Fire Chief Authority under NFPA Standards
                        Speakers Chief Joe Maruca & NFPA Representative
9:00 AM      Break (coffee & water) 
9:15 AM      UL Presentation – Science of Modern Fire Behavior
              Speaker TBA                    
10:30 AM    Five Ways NFPA Standards Help You take Care of your People, Equipment                                   and Apparatus
                        Speaker NFPA Representative  
11:15 AM   Recruitment (retention specifically excluded from this title) 
   Make Me A Firefighter Program and the NVFC Recruitment Portal
   Speaker NVFC staff or Chief Kevin Quinn 
12 Noon     Lunch (short mid-lunch presentation)
             Simple Steps for Cancer Prevention
             At least half of the lunch period will give chiefs an opportunity to network
1:00 PM      Recruiting & Retaining Women in the Volunteer Fire Service
   Speaker FF/EMT Lisa Evans 
1:45 PM      Break (coffee, soft drinks & water)
2:00 PM      Training Program Management for the Volunteer/Combo FD & NFPA 1410
                       Speaker Chief Joe Maruca 
3:00 PM     Panel Discussion – Challenges of Today’s Volunteer/Combination Fire Chief                                 Moderator Chief Kevin Quinn 
4:00 PM    Closing Remarks
Limited to 45 attendees.
For more information, contact Mike Bird at 508-295-2716 or

From North or South:

Take Interstate 91 to the Mass Pike (I-90) then follow the directions below.
From the East and West:
Take Mass. Pike (I-90) to Exit 6; go straight through the toll booth. At the traffic light, turn left onto Interstate 291 and immediately take the first right, Exit 6. Go straight through the first stop light at Fuller Rd. At the second light, turn left onto Route 141 (East Main St. which turns into Worcester Rd.). Go for 1 mile then turn left onto Grochmal Ave. The campus is less than 1/4 mile on the left.
Register Today 

(includes lunch, all training materials and
an All State NVFC individual one-year membership)

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