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Save the Date: June 22-25, 2016

81st Annual Training Conference

Hawthorne, NV

June 22nd – 25th, 2016


Flyers will be coming out soon – things are a little behind due some personnel changes in the Hawthorne VFD, but rest assured that the conference is shaping up nicely with some return events and some new events to peak your interest.

Event Highlights

Wednesday will start with the golf tournament at the Walker Lake Golf course followed by a barbecue also held at the course which is in great shape with a new gazebo recently installed.

Thursday will start off with manipulative skills followed by a brand new presentation by Ron Roy titled – Who is speaking For Your Department and What the Hell Are They Saying. Ron will be followed by Paul Burke from Department of Emergency Management presenting the introduction to “Virtual Search” this is an extremely interesting program and will be expanded on during the afternoon break out session. Also on Thursday there will be a hands on rope rescue program held on the Army Depot limited to 15 persons (early sign ups will be a good bet). Beginning on Thursday and concluding on Friday there will be a National Fire Academy class (00290 Training Operations in Small Departments). The full schedule will follow soon.

Friday will again start with the manipulative skills competition and the highlight of the day will be an 8 hour hands on high angle rescue class held right in the parking lot at the El Capitan utilizing the training tower from North Lake Tahoe FPD. Of course there will be live burn props from the State Fire Marshal Office and our own Mark Flesher will be instructing a session on Selection, Care and Maintenance as well as Proper Usage of Your PPE. We will also provide a Train-the-Trainer class for the NVFC Wildland Fire Assessment Program.

Horseshoes and the NEW! Tricycle Race

The annual horseshoe tournament will be held at the V.F.W. and a new event for us – tricycle races will take place as an evening activity (I have seen this and it will prove to be quite fun and entertaining).

Hotel Accommodations

The El Capitan Hotel Casino will be the host hotel and have just remodeled their rooms (a huge improvement) and have given us a special rate of $59.00 – just mention NSFA16 for the rate. You must call (775) 945-3321 to book the rooms


  These are just the highlights, stay tuned for a complete conference flyer.