For the fourth year, the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge® will take place at FDIC 2014. Wearing “full bunker gear” and the SCOTT Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing the 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb . “victim” as they race against themselves, their opponent andthe clock . The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession’s rigors to the public.
Fire service members convene in high rise buildings across the United States to climb 110 stories as a tribute to their fallen brothers . The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a race, but an opportunity to honor and remember the 343 FDNY members who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live.
The seventh annual FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run will take place at the White River State Park located just a short walk from the Indianapolis Convention Center. The scenic, flat, fast course winds around the canal and provides runners with an absolutely safe (no traffic crossings) opportunity to enjoy a brisk fun run with their fellow firefighters. Timing and management of the run is going to be handled by Tuxedo Brothers for the more serious runners. It's a chance for everyone to get out and show a commitment to good health and well-being. All proceeds go to help sponsor the Ray Downey Courage and Valor Medal and Award presented each year at FDIC. The awards will be given out at the conclusion of the run. All are welcome to participate. Registration is $20.00. All preregistered participants will receive T-shirts.
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Featuring live music entertainment, including firefighter pipe and drum bands, this event benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation . A $15 donation at door provides access to great food and a cash bar.
This event will showcase the very best honor guard units from around the country as they compete in a variety of honor guard functions used in the course of funerals or other fire service events. The competition is hosted by the MABAS Division 20 Honor Guard (IL) and the Greenwood (IN) Honor Guard and is judged by the instructors of the National Honor Guard Academy. The competition scoring system is merit based and scored according to military standards. Competition viewing is open to all FDIC attendees and a FREE Honor Guard clinic will be offered to all who attend. The clinic will be held during the lunch break, which will occur around 12:30 pm and last for about a half hour. The focus of the clinic will be on the Position of Attention, rest positions, and the Hand Salute/Present Arms. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged with a deadline of February 1, 2014, to ensure a position in the competition. Starting times will be selected by date of registration. The Awards Ceremony will occur in the afternoon, with the exact time posted the morning of the event. Registration materials and more detailed information may be found at
http://nationalhonorguardacademy.com/2014_FDIC_Competition.html or e-mail Captain Glen Busch at email@example.com.
The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is hosting a social for all ISFSI members and FDIC instructors. The Society is also welcoming those who wish to join at the door. Light hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and live entertainment will be provided. If you are an ISFSI member, part of the FDIC teaching staff, or wish to join the Society that evening, come by to see your friends! Sponsored by Honeywell.
The National Fire Academy Alumni Association* will hold its annual membership meeting. There is a lot to discuss regarding the NFA and USFA, the changes on campus, changes in the curriculum, and more. The meeting will feature a guest speaker from the NFA/USFA, the financial secretary’s report, and the administrator’s report. Mingle with the NFAAA’s sponsors, including Pennwell/Fire Engineering. Bring a fellow alumnus! Refreshments will be served.
* The NFAAA has more than 28,000 members and is comprised of fire and emergency services personnel from all over the country and beyond. Its mission is to support the National Fire Academy and the U.S. Fire Administration in their efforts to protect people from the ravages of fire and other hazards.
The North American Fire Training Directors (NAFTD), comprised of the 50 states and the Canadian provinces and territorial training directors, will conduct its annual spring meeting. The meeting will be for members only and invited guests such as Dr. Denis Onieal, Superintendent of the National Fire Academy, will provide an update on the federal fire programs and various committee reports. Typical agenda items include topics pertinent to the management of a state, provincial, or territorial training program.
THE INSTRUCTORS ARE BACK! The Board and members of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors proudly invite you to attend the 2014 spring membership meeting. Come join the only international membership organization representing the interest of fire service instructors. This meeting is open to all firefighters, instructors, fire officers, and those aspiring to be.