TRAINING ARTICLES

    Dena Ali teaches Fire Service Suicide Prevention Approach

    FDIC International 2017 Class: Firefighter Suicide Prevention Approach

    Dena Ali outlined the factors involved in the fire service’s “dark secret”─firefighter suicide─and strategies for detection and prevention. 

     

    Nick Ledin teaching his class Fireground Deconstructed at FDIC International 2017

    FDIC International 2017 Class: Fireground Deconstructed

    Firefighter/Paramedic Nick Ledin emphasized the importance of listening, keeping an open mind, and critical thinking during his class Fireground Deconstructed Thursday at FDIC International 2017.

     

    Buddy Cale teaching Essentials in Fire Investigation class at FDIC International 2017

    Buddy Cales on the Essentials of Fire Investigation

    Regardless of the number of fire scene investigations you do annually, a fire investigaton must ensure his investigation process is thorough, systematic, comprehensive, and complete every time, Buddy Cales told students at his “Essentials of Fire Investigation” workshop Tuesday morning.

     

    Annual Awards

    The Fire Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award has been given out during the General Session at FDIC since 1998. In 2009, the award was renamed for Tom Brennan, who was the editor of Fire Engineering for eight years and a technical editor until he passed away in 2006. 

    Fire Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

    • Frank Brannigan (1998)
    • Tom Brennan (1999)
    • Vince Dunn (2000)
    • Alan Brunacini (2001)
    • Don Manno (2002)
    • Ray Downey (2003)
    • John Eversole (2004
    • James Page (2005)
    • Leo Stapleton (2006)
    • Dr. Denis Onieal (2007)
    • John Mittendorf (2008)

    Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

    • John Norman (2009)
    • Ronald Jon Siarnicki (2010)
    • John F. “Skip” Coleman (2011)
    • Jack Murphy (2012)
    • Glenn Corbett (2013)
    • Ronny J. Coleman (2014)
    • Bill Peters (2015)
    • Jerry Tracy (2016)

    FDIC INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE

    Dena Ali teaches Fire Service Suicide Prevention Approach

    FDIC International 2017 Class: Firefighter Suicide Prevention Approach

    04/28/2017 Dena Ali outlined the factors involved in the fire service’s “dark secret”─firefighter suicide─and strategies for detection and prevention. 

     

    Live from FDIC, Day 5

    04/28/2017

    In today's hangout live from FDIC International, our guests include Mike Gagliano and Mike Dugan, the Tailboard Talk crew, Tom Merrill, and Chris Willis.

    VIDEO: Susanne Klatt on "LODDs and Safety Standards in the German Fire Service"

    04/28/2017

    On Wednesday, April 26, Essen (Germany) Fire Department Battalion Chief Susanne Klatt arrived at the Indianapolis (IN) Convention Center from the other side of the world to talk to FDIC International students about the differences between the German and U.S. fire services.