See "GLAMERICA" at FDIC Int'l 2016!!

Performing live at the
Indy Metro FOOLS 2016 Brotherhood Bash

Wednesday April 20th
Jackson & Meridian Street

Sponsored By:
Paul Conway Fire

NFFF 9-11 Memorial Stairclimb



The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climbs are not timed race events, but a way for firefighters and the community to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live.

Each participant pays tribute to a FDNY firefighter by climbing or walking the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters is honored and that the world knows that we will never forget. The proceeds of these events help the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation create and maintain programs that support fire service survivors. Your support of the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb events provides assistance to the surviving families and co-workers of the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.

Firefighter Throwdown



This is the 5th Firefighter Throwdown and it’s the largest ever! FDIC folks, otherwise known as the biggest baddest fire tradeshow the country has to offer held on April 22 & 23, at the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN.

Being an invitational event, ONLY 100 ATHLETES WILL BE CHOSEN to compete. Four diverse, torturous WODs, have been created to be in keeping with Functional Fitness, but also, mirror the physical activity a firefighter experiences on a daily basis. The Firefighter Throwdown is NOT for the uninitiated, the weak or soft. This is guts and glory and you need to be in top physical shape to be considered as a competitor.

Equipment will be supplied by Rogue Fitness and a 80,000 square foot (Yes, 80,000 sq. ft.) convention hall at the Georgia World Congress Center will be complete with sound system, DJ, MC, videographers and photographers.

The HEAT Competition


The HEAT 2016 at FDIC - In Partnership with ISFSI
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 6:00 AM (EDT)

This year, BullEx, LION, TFT, Rosenbauer, and Scott are partnering with the reknowned fire instructors from ISFSI to present an interactive, hands-on lesson on modern fire behavior and tactics.

Participants in this FREE event will get a chance to fight fire in new and innovative ways and hone their current skills. 

This is an event unlike any other at FDIC - register now to secure your space!

Have questions or need more information about the event?
Click here to contact the HEAT event coordinators.




Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge



For the fifth year, the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge® will take
place at FDIC 2016. 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 and the clock. The
Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the
profession’s rigors to the public.

9th Annual Courage & Valor Fun Run


The ninth 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 are 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. All are welcome to participate.

FDIC International / FAMA Showcase

Date:            Thursday, April 21st
Time:           10:30 a.m. (just before exhibits open)
Location:     Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom

FDIC International and FAMA will present “The 3rd Dimension of Your Emergency Scene” at the 2016 FDIC International/FAMA Showcase. The Showcase will feature a special presentation by Matt Sloane on unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in the fire service. These “eyes in the sky” bring a new visual perspective and added advantages to every emergency incident and are increasingly being used all across the public safety services. The special presentation will cover what every fire department needs to know about this popular emerging technology. One lucky attendee will take home a drone provided by W.S. Darley & Company (for the fire department but must be present to win). Plus don’t miss the FAMA New Products Showcase: Chris Mc Loone, senior editor of Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, will highlight the “Do Not Miss” New Products and Technologies being introduced on the show floor by FAMA member companies. This “sneak peek” will highlight those must-see products and technologies being introduced at the show. Event attendees will receive a show guide with additional details of these products to direct them to these latest technologies. Matt Sloane is CEO and director of partnerships for Skyfire Consultng, LLC, a fire-/rescue-focused UAV consultancy. His experience includes serving as Chief Of Resources, Planning, and Development at Emory EMS service, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and 15 years as a CNN producer. Sloane has a great deal of experience in and around disaster scenes from both sides of the police line and has used his combined knowledge of public safety and video production to create Skyfire.

Other FDIC Int'l Special Events


• IndyMetro F.O.O.L.S. Brotherhood Bash 2016
• Comedy Night: FCSN'S Comedy vs. Cancer 2016 at FDIC
NFFF Stop, Drop, Rock 'N' Roll - April 21, 2015 from 7-11 PM - Click Here for Details
• North American Fire Training Directors (NAFTC) Meeting
• NFAAA Meeting
• ISFSI Membership Social

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