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2015 Classroom Sessions

Teaching Fire Science to Firefighters

Time-Based Survival Tactics in the Modern Fire Environment

Real-World Hydraulics

Building Collapse Do's and Don'ts for First-Due Companies

How Diversity and Politics Influence Change Management

Combined Fire Attack: Tools, Techniques, and Tactics

Skill Drills and Tips for Company Officers

Reality Check: Where Do You Fit in Today's Fire Service

11 Essentials of an Excellent Company Officer

Fireground Strategies: When Buildings Change the Rules of the Game

Effective Roof Operations: Lessons Learned from East to West

Extrication Zone: Principles of Extrication

Preplanning for a Widlland Event: A Technology Based Community Approach

Fighting Structure Fires in 2015

Treating the Injured Firefighter

Understanding Autism for Fire Rescue Responses

Special Operations in Small Departments

Connecting the Dots: Developing a Comprehensive Fire Behavior Training Program

Fireground Tactical Decision-Making Models

Safety Is Everyone's Responsibility

Bruno and Norman "Unplugged"

Gaining Relative Superiority: The 2 1/2-Inch Attack Line

Commanding Greater-Alarm Building Fires

Leading with Attitude! Secrets of the Rock Star Engine Company

Nontraditional Critical Thinking Program

Fire in the "Big Box"

Fit to Survive: WFI/CPAT-IAFF/IAFC Wellness Fitness Initiative/Candidate Physical Ability Test

Common Principles of Firefighting (taught in Spanish)

Large Vehicle Fire Operations

"In for the Long Haul": Introduction to Mental Resilience

When Things Go Bad!

Striving for Success Isn't an Accident: Is HRO the Path?

Initial First Due Size-Up Reports for Company Officers

Mentoring Programs: A Key to Fire Department Success

Fighting Attic Fires: Strategic, Tactical, and Task-Level Considerations

Wind: A Comprehensive Look at this Common Enemy

Fireground Tactics and Leadership: Past and Present

Ladders: Operational Strategies with Portables, Aerials, and Towers

Ultimate Ethics of the Badge: Life and Death

Taking it to the Streets: Training for Success

Drawn by Fire: A Decade of Fixed-Up 'Toons

Firefighter Free Speech

Zero to Hero: Leadership Habits Outside the Emergency

Forcible Exiting: "The Fortified Rear Door"

Lessons Learned from the 25 Most Deadly Fires in Firefighting History

ISFSI Principles of Modern Fire Attack

Managing the Mayday for Chief Officers

The Story of the West Texas Multiple Firefighter Deaths

How to Be a Dynamic Instructor

IAFF/IAFC/ACE Peer Fitness Training and Rehabilitation Program

Basement Fires: Fire Dynamics and Collapse Hazards

"Drive to Survive": Avoiding Fire Apparatus Crashes

The Three C's of Fire Operations: Coordination, Communication, Control

Behavioral Health Issues in the Fire Service

Swift Water Rescue: Building Blocks to Success

Converting to a Combination Department

Reading Smoke - All Video Version!

Manipulating the Laws of Physics in Rope Rescue

Boston's Ladder Culture

Extrication and EMS: Coordinating Team Delivery of Critical Care

Ventilation-Entry-Isolation-Search for Truck Companies

Operational Hazards in Vacant Building Fires

Alternate-Fuel Vehicle Emergencies: What Every Responder Needs to Know

Yes+Yes+Yes=Offensive

Tactical Use of Positive-Pressure Ventilation and Small Water Droplets

Successful Emergency Operations in Assessment Center Setting

The Attacking Handline

Quint Essentials

Gaining the Tactical Advantage

Marketing Your Agency with a Limited Budget

The Art of Go/No-Go

Positive-Pressure Attack: You Don't Know What You Don't Know

Flawed Situational Awareness: "Lightning Round"

Fireground Size-Up, Command, Control, Accountability, and Survival: Darn! It Didn'tt Go Well, Why?

Luxury Apartments: Is Your Department Ready?

Surviving the Insult: 2015 Interior Benchmarking

Man vs. Machinery Incidents: Are You Prepared?

The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program: Preparing Competitive Applications and Town Hall Discussion

Hoseline Operations for Fires in Multiple-Family Occupancies

Understanding New Vehicle Technology Rescue Challenges for the Cars of Today and Tomorrow

The First-Due Engineer

Construction Concerns: Modern Materials

The Privilege of Leadership

Science in the Big Room

Very Large-Diameter Hose (VLDH)

"Big Box" Store Firefighting Strategies and Tactics

Effective and Efficient Company-Level Tactics

10Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success Off the Fireground

Lightweight Construction and Collapse Considerations

Clearing the Air: What Do You Get for "30 Minutes"?

Identifying and Understanding Sexual Harrasment in the Fire Service

Fire Service Risk Management: A Proactive Approach

Engine Company Operations: Gallons Per Second "The Update"

Boston Marathon Bombing: First Due With the Boston Fire Department

Pipeline Emergencies: Planning to Bridge the Communications Gap

Surviving the Fireground

Fire Rescue Torch Operations

Mayday for Mental Health

The Value-Driven Firefighter: A Parallel of NFL and Fire Service Leadership, Training, and Accountability

The 101 Greatest Public Education Ideas

Modern House Fires: Tactical Agility for Aggressive Operations

Using Technology as Training Aids

Strategic Decision Making for the Company Officer

Smell, Bells, and Spills

Issues and Challenges in Today's Fire Service

Rigging for Rescuers

Developming and Implementing a Field Training Officer Program

Lessons Learned from a Bakken Crude-Oil Train Derailment

Flipped Fire Training: Meeting the Demands of Today's Fire Service

Using Flow Paths and Hose Streams to Your Tactical Advantage

Strategies and Tactics in Subdivided Single-Family Dwellings and Single-Room Occupancies

Flat-Roof Operations at Apartment and Commercial Occupancies

The Strategic and Tactical Battleground for Survival

Down and Dirty Mayday

The Extinguishment Culture in Today's Fire Service

Street-Smart Firefighting and Brotherhood

Can't Take it Anymore?

Recognizing the "New" Normal in the Wildland Fire Environment

General Aviation/Crash Response and Fire Mitigation

Proficiency-Based Training

Heavyweight Tactics for Lightweight Apartment Fires

Conducting an Apparatus Needs Analysis for Your Community

First-Due Residential Fire Concepts for Engine and Truck Companies

Utilities: Changes and Challenges for the Fire Service

NFPA 1403: The Fire Instructor's Risk Management Tool

Firefighter Mental Health and Suicide: Having Your Back

Applying a Building Intelligence Tool from Initial Operations to Mitigation

Fire Department Training Liability: Avoiding Legal Jeopardy

The Adaptive Fireground and Predictable Building Performance

Pump Panel Pointers for Training and Operations

Rapid Intervention for Volunteer and Other Non-Urban Fire Departments

Are You Prepared to Respond to Emergencies Involving Special-Needs Populations?

Fireground Commander's Intent: Coordinated Actions for Mission Success

Street-Smart Leadership Skills for the Incident Commander

The Right Seat: a Volunteer Perspective

Hybrid Search Techniques

Firefighting Strategies in Mid-Rise Residential Buildings

Onboard Foam Systems: Ensuring Your System and Concentrate are Compatible

EMS and ICS: Managing the Mass-Casualty Incident

Are You Ready for the Firefighter Cardiac Arrest?

First-In Considerations for Water-Related Emergencies

The First 365 Days as a Newly Promoted Chief Officer

Hoarder Homes: Using Offensive Tactics on Traditionally Defensive Fires

Fire Research for Firefighters

Planning Your Way to Successful Leadership in Your Volunteer Department

Must-Have Policies for Every Fire Department

What's Not So Ordinary About a Fire on Your Main Street?

The 2015 Company Officer: Are You Up for the Challenge?

Command and Control of a Motor Vehicle Accident

Prioritizing the Volunteer Fireground

The Five Most Dangerous Places

Smoke Flow and Flow Path Control: A European Perspective

Firefighting PPE: Fact, Fiction, and Crossing the Barriers to Reality

How to Read a House

Using Thermal Imaging and Modern Fire Dynamics to Improve Fireground Operations

Unusual Technical Rescues on Land and in the Water

Volunteer Recruit Training Program: Recipe for Success

The First Five Minutes: Size-Up, Decision Making, and Effective Communication

Increasing the Odds in a Successful Rescue: Are We Making Progress in Saving Lives?

From the Xbox to the Box Alarm: Engaging Today's Firefighters

Extrication Zone : Large Trucks/Trailers/Buses/Cable Barriers

Fire Smoke: The Impact of Inhalation, Ingestion, and Absorption and Preventing Exposure

Sharing Media: You Already Have a Rule for That

Incendios en Altura - Comandante de Incidente para Bomberos Voluntarios

Anchor-and-Hold Tactics in the Wildland Urban Interface

First-Due Battalion Chief

Taking Command: Being the Compass and the Conscience

Let's Reinvent Structural Firefighting

Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for the Engine Company

The Fitness Imperative

Standpipes: A New Look at an Old Tool

Decisions Under Fire: "You Don't Know; You Weren't There"

You've Been Called to the Home of a Hospice Patient; Now What? Why Did They Call 911?

You're an Engineer: What Now?

Real-World Unified Command for Active Shooter Incidents

Project Kill the Flashover: Identify, Defend, or Kill the Extreme Fire Behavior

SCBA Bootcamp: A Firefighter's Survival School

Fire Department of New York: Black Sunday

Developing an Effective Respiratory Protection Program: 2015 Update

Operating on the Floor Above

RIC for Real: Learning from Our Mistakes

The Extrication Zone: Hybrid/New Vehicle Technology for First Responders

Highway Incident Safety: One Strike and You're Out!

There is No Such Thing as Extreme Fire Behavior

First-In Driver: Street Smarts from a Drivers' Perspective

Big-City Rescue Company on a Small-Town Budget

In the Eye of the Storm: Commanding from the Car

Rapid Intervention for the Understaffed Company

Learning from Others' Experiences

Elevator Emergencies

Incident Command (taught in Spanish)

Commercial Building Forcible Entry Challenges

Common StairSense

Rescue Ready

First-Due Area: Company Officer Responsibilities

High-Tech Legal Headaches for Fire Departments

Step Up and Lead

Fully Involved Leadership

Positive-Pressure Ventilation in Domestic Fires: UK 20-Year Report

Aggressive Truck Functions for a Safer Fireground

Did That Really Just Happen? Dealing With Serious Line-of-Duty Injuries

NIMS Incident Command System for Technical Rescue Incidents

Navigating the Currents of Change

Large Truck Extrication

Lack of Maintenance and the Increase of Accidents while Driving Fire Trucks

Flashover Life-and-Death Decisions on the Fireground

Lessons Learned from a Near-Miss Mayday in Texas

Short-Staffed Success: Making Every Step Count

Trench Rescue Shoring: Our Dirty Little Secret

The Science Behind Positive-Pressure Attack in Residential Structures

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Classroom Sessions

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FDIC 2014

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2015 Pre-Con Workshops

25-to-Survive: Reducing Residential Injuries and LODDs

Attack from the Burned Side: New Age Tactics and Tasks

Avoiding Career Crushers

Drill Development: The Next Level

Essentials of Fire Investigation: The Complete Fire Scene Examination

Fireground Tactics: Strip Malls and Stores

First-Due Tactics Take-Home Package

ISFSI Instructor Development Clinic

Managing Rescue Operations

Mastering the Instructor's Tools of the Trade

Modern Training Techniques for Tactical Success

No-Brainer Management

Officer and Leadership Development Workshop

Right-Seat Leadership

Tactical and Strategic Perspectives of Residential Fires - Ventilation and Search

The Aggressive Interior Attack: Mastering the Modern Residential Firefight

The Art of Reading a Building Using the Rapid-Street Read System

The Basics of Specifying Fire Apparatus

The Fire Department Assessment Center: How to Get Promoted

Volunteer and Combination Fire Department Managers Academy

Why Fire Prevention Education Isn't Working for Today's Fire Service

Building the Ladder: Officer Development Programs

Combat Ready Firefighting

Drills You're Not Going to Find in the Books

Fire Academy 101: Building Better Firefighters Through Quality Training

Fire Literacy and Applied Fire Dynamics

Fireground Decision Making for Suburban Company Officers

Getting the Most from Your Incident Simulation Software

Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident

Instructional Craftsmanship: Method and Mastery

Leadership in the Real World

Modern Buildings: The Recipe for Firefighter Deaths or Injuries

Required Training: A Guide for the Training Officer

Solar Power Strategy and Tactics: A Renewable Danger for Firefighters

Stress First Aid for Fire and EMS Personel: Train the Trainer

Survival: Why Things Went Right and Why They Went Horribly Wrong

Tactical and Strategic Perspectives of Residential Fires: Command and Fire Attack

The 21st Century Fire Officer: Strategies and Tactics from the Firehouse to the Fireground

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department

This House Rocks / Firehouse Excellence

Transitional Attack and Modern Wood-Frame Construction

Aggressive Command and Tactics

Developing a Training Program for Todays Fire Service

Drill Ground Instructor Academy

Fireground Control: Managing the Hard Environment

Fireground Scenario Workshop

Hazmat: Initial Approach and Actions

How Firefighters Learn: How Fire Instructors Should Teach Them

Human Behavior and Positive Psychology: Tools for the Firehouse

Intelligent Fire Operations: Balancing Safety and Aggression

Lightweight Construction: Past and Present

Safety Leadership

Strategic Decision Making at Commercial Building Fires

Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service

The Art of Reading Smoke

The Courage Within (Stress Inoculation Training)

The Ultimate Team Sport: What Position Will I Play?

Think Like an Incident Commander

Vehicle Rescue: Operational and Technologic Considerations for Today

Waving Red Flags on the Fireground

Where Have All the Good Officers Gone?

Alternative Funding Solutions for Your Emergency Service Organization

Applying Science without Abandoning Aggressive Tactics

Blink: Critical Fireground Decision Making

E-Learning in the Fire Service: Course Development Creation and Training

Fire Chiefing in the Real World

Sustainable Green Design and Construction and the Fire Service

Firefighting Operations in Mega-Mansions

Five-Alarm Leadership

Functional Fitness Programs for Fire Service Athletes

FDIC Photo Gallery

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FDIC Fire Truck Photos

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FDIC 2014 Webcasts On Demand

Strip Mall Fires

Whether the strip malls were built in 2014 or 1920, fires in these malls present challenges very ...

Search Rope Procedures

The search rope has become an essential piece of equipment in the fire service, but it is often f...

Engine Company Excellence for Volunteer Firefighters

Students will be introduced to safe and effective ways to train and equip an engine staffed by vo...

QUESTIONS??? ASK GINGER!

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2015 Schedule of Events

FDIC 2014 Post Event Report

DOWNLOAD FDIC 2014 SHOW GUIDE

Exhibitor News

Streamlight Debuts Portable Scene Light at FDIC

Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, will debut an industrial-duty...

Adashi Systems Develops Google Glasses for Hazmat and First Response

Fire and hazmat software developer ADASHI Systems will reveal a Google Glass prototype at FDIC, t...

Public Safety Curriculums Become Part of Grainger's Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Program

Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) ...

Conference News

The House on the Hill

The challenges to fire response and their solutions in a city with houses built into hillsides, s...

Fire and Rescue Cutting Torch Operations

Regardless of the type of torch used, “I just need to be able to cut one thing into two or more p...

Prepare Your Mind For Where Your Body Will Have to Go

“Instructors should be teaching our men and women how to be successful, not to settle for failure...

Special Events

FDIC Photos: Courage and Valor Fun Run

Check out shots from the sixth annual Courage and Valor Fun Run, which took place yesterday in Wh...

2013 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award Presented at FDIC

Indianapolis, IN, April 24, 2013--PennWell Corporation presented Connecticut Firefighter William ...

FDIC 2013: Firefighter William O'Connell Receives the Ray Downey Courage & Valor Award

This morning, at the Opening Ceremonies, Firefighter William O’Connell of the Stamford (CT) Fire ...

2014 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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(Available until April 7, 2015)

FDIC 2014 Certificate of Attendance

Download your FDIC 2014 Certificate of Attendance HERE

THANK YOU.

FDIC 2014 proved to be the largest FDIC ever with nearly 32,000 attendees traveling from 55 countries.  We are honored and humbled by the high attendance and recognize the committment both attendees and exhibitors make in order to participate in this annual event.  We resolve that our 87-year-old mission, to train the fire service, will continue to be our focus for FDIC INTERNATIONAL 2015. 

Here are a few highlights from our on-site ATTENDEE Survey.*
 
• 31,936 attendees were present at FDIC 2014
• 1,317 international attendees from 55 countries were present at FDIC 2014
• 96% of 2014 attendees state that they want to attend FDIC INTERNATIONAL 2015
• 86% of attendees state that they have or will make a purchase from a FDIC exhibitor
• 98% of attendees rated the quality of exhibiting companies as “good/excellent”
• 97% of attendees rated the registration fee “fair to excellent” for the value and personal benefit

Here are a few highlights from our on-site EXHIBITOR Survey.* 

• 97% of exhibitors rated the floor traffic as “average to excellent”
• 55% of exhibitors stated they received/expect over six sales leades generated directly from this event.
35% stated they received more than twelve sales leads
• 85% of exhibitors stated they will probably/definitely exhibit at FDIC INTERNATIONAL 2015

*On-Site surveys conducted by a third-party company, TurnKey Surveys, Inc.

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April 18-23, 2016
April 24-29, 2017
April 23-28, 2018
April 8-13, 2019
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