2018 OPENING CEREMONY



Wednesday, April 25th
8am - 10am
Sagamore Ballroom 1-7
Indiana Convention Center

WELCOME TO FDIC INT'L 2018
Bobby Halton, Editor in Chief, Fire Engineering/Education Director, FDIC

PRESENTATION OF THE 2018 RAY DOWNEY COURAGE & VALOR AWARD
Presented by Tobin Biolchini, Courage & Valor Foundation; Battalion Chiefs Joe and Chuck Downey, Fire Department of New York; Executive Director Ron Siarnicki, NFFF; and Chief Ron Kanterman, NFAAA

FEATURED SPEAKER
William B. "Brock" Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
"The Future of Emergency Management and First Responders"

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Daniel DeGryse, Director, Rosecrance Florian Program; Battalion Chief, Chicago (IL) Fire Department
"Straight Talk"

2018 General Session

Thursday, April 26th
8am - 10am
Sagamore Ballroom 1-7
Indiana Convention Center

PRESENTATION OF THE 2018 TOM BRENNAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
To Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder, Loveland-Symmes (OH) Fire Department

PRESENTATION OF THE 2018 FIRE ENGINEERING/ISFSI GEOGRE D. POST INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
To Lieutenant Paul Combs, Bryan (OH) Fire Department

FEATURED SPEAKER
Deputy Chief (Ret.) Ted Nee, Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department
"Deliberate Practice: An Idea Worth Spreading"

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Gavin Horn, Director of Research, Illinois Fire Service Institute
"Wilb's Fix-It Shop"

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