Classroom Sessions

New for FDIC 2014, nearly every course has a personal instructor video outlining the details of that class.  Check them out to help decide on which classes you want to attend.

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Coming Soon… Check out the FDIC 2014 Instructor Blog where you can read and learn about many of the FDIC Instructors.

Click to see FDIC photos, both historical and recent, of classroom sessions, workshops, hands-on-training evolutions and special events.

Every week we will feature an FDIC 2014 Instructor, many of which are authors and icons within the firefighting community..

FDIC 2014

All the coverage taken from FDIC 2014, including: articles on conferences, exhibits and events; video taken throughout the show; photo galleries; man-on-the-street testimonials and more!!

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Leadership Skills: Utilizing the Talents, Skills, and Abilities of Those Around You
By Frank Viscuso

"Have you ever wondered how to get the best performance out of other people? How come some people in leadership positions seem to have the respect of everyone around them, while others wonder why everyone leaves the room when they enter it? The most likely answer is that the first leader has skills with (and respect for) people, while the other does not. [READ MORE...]

Roll Call Tips Videos


Part 2 of the Chief Bruno internview is now available! Watch below...

More Instructor Videos available at Fire Engineering >>

FDIC & FAMA Present...


EPA, NFPA, Electronics and Beyond

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 500 Ballroom

Join FAMA members and representatives from around the fire industry to learn what you need to know about the apparatus and equipment you will be specifying and purchasing in coming years. Presenters will take you through what’s coming in the next editions of NFPA 1901 and 1906, what is on the horizon for electronic controls, information on the latest EPA guidelines, and finally what you can expect in the future for fire apparatus. With a special appearance by Bobby Halton, this is a “can’t miss” event taking you right up to the opening of the FDIC exhibit halls.


  • The Future of Fire Apparatus: 
    Brian Brauer, Associate Director at University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (ISFSI)
  • Current and Future Engine and Transmission Technology:
    Chris Crowel, Manager, Specialty Market Sales and Support, Cummins, Inc.
    Michael Moloy, Allison Transmission
  • NFPA 1901 and 1906 Upcoming Revisions:
    Ryan Depew, Fire Service Specialist, NFPA

*Moderated by Chris Mc Loone, Associate Editor of Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment


FDIC Videos

Coverage of FDIC for the FDIC Web site.

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April 7-12, 2014
April 20-25, 2015
April 18-23, 2016
April 24-29, 2017


FDIC 2013 proved to be the largest FDIC ever with over 30,000 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 85-year-old mission, to train the fire service, will continue to be our focus for FDIC 2014. 

Here are a few highlights from our on-site ATTENDEE Survey.*
• 30,086 attendees were present at FDIC 2013
• 1,317 international attendees from 55 countries were present at FDIC 2013
• 96% of 2013 attendees state that they want to attend FDIC 2014
• 85% of attendees state that they have or will make a purchase from a FDIC exhibitor
• 90% of attendees rated the quality of exhibiting companies as “good/excellent”
• 96% of attendees rated the registration fee “average to excellent” for the value and personal benefit

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

• 95% of exhibitors rated the floor traffic as “good to excellent”
• 96% of exhibitors rated the attendance as “average to excellent”
• 63.8% of exhibitors stated they received/expect over six sales leades generated directly from this event.
    - 40% stated they received more than twelve sales leads
• 90% of exhibitors stated they will probably/definitely exhibit at FDIC 2014

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

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The Official 2014 Show Guide


FDIC 2013 TOP 250 Trade Shows!

FDIC is honored to be listed as the 37th top trade show of 2013 by the Trade Show News Network!  Please click the badge for more information...


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Conference News

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Special Events

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