Save the Date for the 2022 NVFC Recruitment and Retention Experience Annual training event to take place in Mesa, AZ

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce that the next NVFC Recruitment and
Retention (R&R) Experience will take place September 16-17, 2022, in Mesa, AZ. Pre-register here to get
updates as event information becomes available.

The inaugural NVFC R&R Experience took place in 2021. This training event is an opportunity for fire and
EMS personnel from across the country to participate in valuable classroom sessions on topics relating
to volunteer fire and emergency department staffing as well as exchange ideas and best practices with
their peers. The conference is open to all first responders nationwide but is targeted toward department
leadership and recruitment personnel. More details, including a stipend program, travel information,
and registration, will be available soon. Pre-register for the R&R Experience to stay informed of new
event details.

The NVFC is now accepting proposals from qualified instructors and speakers for presentations to
educate first responders about critical recruitment and retention issues in the fire and emergency
services. Key topics include diversity and inclusion, work-life-volunteer balance, generational issues, and
supporting your volunteers. Learn more and submit your proposal by March 1, 2022.
The NVFC has also partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Volunteer and
Combination Offers Section (VCOS) to offer an additional two days of free, optional training on
September 18-19. Find out more at

Get a glimpse of the Experience by reading about the 2021 event, held in Cleveland, OH, here.
Questions? Contact Rachel Buczynski, conference planner, at or 202-887-5700 x130



About the NVFC

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association
representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice
of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical tools, resources, education, programs, and
advocacy for first responders across the nation. Find out more at