Join BullEx, LION, MSA, PBI Performance Products, W.L. Gore, Safety Components, Rosenbauer and Task Force Tips in the outdoor demo area as we offer 200 conference attendees the chance to show off their real world skills in an event unlike any other.
Participants will experience first-hand the latest products from the most trusted fire service suppliers in situations that emergency responders are faced with every day.
Visit www.theHEAT2014.com to register to take part in this can’t miss event and to get more information
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.
Date /Time: Friday @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
J.R. Martinez is an actor, author, motivational speaker and army veteran. His book Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength and Spirit, published by Hyperion was out on October 30, 2012 and debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers List. J.R. can currently be seen starring as Alfonso Rivera, a Los
Angeles paramedic/firefighter and a member of the U.S. Air Force Pararescue team, in the nationally syndicated drama series “SAF3” (pronounced SAFE), which premiered September 2013 in national syndication in over 90 markets across the country. The series is being shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa, and Martinez commutes back and forth to the United States where he continues the successful motivational speaking aspect of his career.
He has become a highly sought after motivational speaker and he travels the country spreading his
message of resilience and optimism. He devotes himself to showing others the true value of making
the most of every situation. He is called on by a wide range of groups including, corporations, veterans
groups, non-profits, and schools.
He is a spokesperson for Operation Finally Home, an organization that builds mortgage free homes
for disabled veterans and he is involved with Phoenix Society for burn survivors, Rebuilding Americas
Warriors (R.A.W.) and the USO. He was a judge for Dr. Jill Biden’s and First Lady Michelle Obama’s
Joining Forces Community Challenge that recognizes organizations that support veterans.
J.R was featured on Katie Couric’s 2011 ABC Special “The Year,” and narrated the CNN documentary
series,”In America: Vets Wanted?” Talk show guestings include: “Access Live,” “Entertainment Tonight,”
“The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “60 Minutes,” “Ellen,” “The View,” “Good Morning America,” “Dr.Oz,” CNN,
FOX News and Univision. He has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The
New York Times, Guidepost, Success, Salute, U.S. Veterans and DAV Magazines.
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.
Get Paul's signature on the limited edition 2014 FDIC Illustration!
Thursday @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lucas Oil Stadium
American Female Firefighters
Thursday & 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lucas Oil Stadium
Met some of the 2014 featured calendar models, on the FDIC Special
Events Stage located in the Lucas Oil Stadium.
Visit americasfemalefirefighters.com for more information and ways
you can help their cause!
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.
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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://www.nationalhonorguardacademy.com/ 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.
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.
*Moderated by Chris Mc Loone, Associate Editor of Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipmen