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Registration Is Open!
Registration is OPEN. Be sure to register early because classes will sell out. After reading every evaluation from last year, the biggest complaint was too many students or too much standing around. We realized the class size was too big. In 2019 we are reducing the class sizes and increasing our instructor ratio. We are committed to giving the best quality training and we are listening. Students will get more 1 on 1 time with instructors and less standing around. Every class has been reduced in numbers to accomplish this. We have also added a few new classes this year. Don't miss out on what will surely be our BEST year ever.
Matthew Negedly Scholarship Program
In honor of Matthew Negedly, the founder of the Orlando Fire
Conference, this Scholarship Program will recognize leadership in
the fire service, passion for the profession, excellence in
firefighter training, and service to the community.
The goal of this program is to raise awareness of PTSD in the fire service, while recognizing and rewarding those who exemplify leadership, mentoring, and training to leave the profession better than you found it.
☐ 10 firefighters will be chosen to receive a free
registration to attend the 2019 Orlando Fire Conference.
☐ Conference registration will be paid for by Safety Components, PBI, and the Orlando Fire Conference.
☐ One of the 10 scholarship winners will be chosen by the OFC board to receive Hotel, Flight, and FDIC registration paid for by Safety Components and PBI.
CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
☐ Candidates will submit a minimum 500 word essay or 3 - 5
minute video to the OFC Board explaining why they should win the
scholarship OR someone else can submit the essay or video on behalf
of the candidate.
☐ The OFC Board will consider the following when choosing the 10 scholarship winners and FDIC prize:
* Leadership within their fire department or the fire service.
* Commitment to training above and beyond what is expected.
* Extraordinary involvement in the community.
* Passion for the Profession or “Paying it Forward” by passing on information.
* Please site specific examples for each of the above listed categories.
☐ All applications must be received by Monday December 31, 2018 for
☐ Winners will be announced on Friday January 18, 2019. Winners will be notified via phone, email, and your name will be posted on our website