Need to Know

Helpful info about the conference.

Location & Lodging

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

110 Second Ave, Kearney, NE 308-237-5971


2025 hotel room rates & information will be available FALL 2024.


HOT Class Location:

KVFD Training Center

4300 Piper Avenue, Kearney NE

Directions to KVFD Training Center:

A BIG THANKS again to Kearney Fire Department for hosting parts of the Les Lukert Winter Conference at their outstanding training facility. From the Holiday Inn, go north on Hwy 44/N. 2nd Ave. to Hwy 30/25th Street. Go east 4 miles to Airport Road. Approximately 1/2 mile north, turn west on Aeronica Road.


Classes are reserved on a first come, first served basis and class sizes are limited, so secure your seat by registering as soon as possible. Courses without sufficient registration numbers as of Friday, January 26th, 2024 may be cancelled.





Registration fees must accompany your registration form. Payment and registration must be received prior to class.


Substitutions/walk-ins may be accepted pending availability.


Students will be provided with a name badge at the conference. These must always be worn or carried throughout the weekend.

Class Certificates

Class certificates will be emailed to attendees following the conference.

Consideration for Dress

To ensure your comfort, please dress in layers as personal preferences and room temperatures vary.


Students registered in courses cancelled due to low student numbers will be offered an alternate open class or a full refund. Student requested cancellations should be made in writing and sent to A $35 administration fee will be retained for each cancellation. No refunds will be made after 1 week prior to conference.


Registration fees include a light breakfast Saturday & Sunday, Lunch Friday & Saturday, and one banquet ticket for our Annual Leadership Banquet on Saturday evening. If you have special dietary needs, contact the Holiday Inn staff as early as possible.

NSFSI Annual Meeting

The Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors will hold its annual meeting on Saturday during the Les Lukert Winter Conference. Topics of discussion include operations, budget, board of directors election, and any other subject members wish to discuss. If you have items for the agenda, please contact us at


Everyone is welcome to attend. By registering for the Les Lukert Conference, you become a member of the NSFSI. When you attend the annual meeting, you help shape what the future of the NSFSI and Les Lukert Conference will be. We hope you join us.

Fire Facts Straight from the Tap event

Join us Friday evening of the conference for an evening of brotherhood, good times, and great food! Located a short walk from the convention center at Angus Burgers & Shakes (421 Talmadge St, Kearney, NE).

Leadership Banquet

The Annual Bill & Cindy Meehan Leadership Banquet will take place on Saturday evening of the conference. Our keynote address will be delivered following the meal. One banquet ticket is included with the purchase of a weekend or full conference registration.


Additional tickets for non conference attendees or family/friends may be purchased in advance by using the registration website. Limited quantities of banquet tickets will also be available at the conference registration desk.

NSFSI Membership

The Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors is an organization dedicated to furthering the training and education of emergency response personnel.


Our membership includes those responsible for emergency response education, whether from the State, volunteer, career, or private organizations. The membership year is from January 1 - December 31. Membership dues shall be paid annually to remain a current member.


NSFSI offers two kinds of membership, active and sustaining. An active member is actively involved in the education of training emergency personnel and subscribes to the practices and code of ethics of the Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors. Sustaining members can be any person, firm or corporation wishing to assist in attaining the objectives of the Society.


Your one-year NSFSI membership dues are included with full conference registrations.


If not attending the conference but would like to pay your dues or become a member, go to


If you are a current NSFSI member, please remember that you MUST be in good standing to vote at the annual meeting.

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