By Micheal Smyth, Interim Director
As 2019 begins, I’d like to wish you and yours a terrific new year. The staff of the NAFTC and I are grateful for your support and hope 2019 brings many fine adventures your way! Speaking of 2019, here’s what the NAFTC is up to in the early part of the New Year.
In the first couple of months of 2019, we will begin offering four new courses:
The courses are accompanied by a toolbox (on the NAFTC website) with all the tools you’ll need to publicize these courses in your communities. In fact, we have numerous resources that you are encouraged to adapt and use to promote your organization and its activities (e.g., press release templates, sample signage, tips to generate media coverage, and more). Visit www.naftc.wvu.edu and click on the Clean Cities Projects link at the bottom to access the toolbox.
Finally, be on the lookout for our announcement about the Spring 2019 Expo, or Expo III, as we call it. The two previous Expos—the first held in Sanford, Florida in May 2018, and the most recent held in Las Vegas at the AAPEX Show in October 2018—were terrific events. These member meetings are a great way to learn the latest developments in AFV training and to network with colleagues in our industry. We try to strike a balance between work and fun, and will once again have a drawing for an iPad for attendees.
Again, all the best for a successful 2019 from those of us at the NAFTC!