Brice Long: Building Strong Firefighters

Brice Long discusses with the right education, firefighters can learn to thrive. Basic training can empower members to succeed in their careers and continue to do the job they love longer and in good health.

Gary Ludwig: Shooting and Stabbing: The Challenges of Penetrating Trauma

Dave McGlynn: Building a Training Network That Works

Dave McGlynn talks about the importance of building an effective organization. 

Steve White: Calling for Heavy Wreckers

Steve White discusses how important training involving emergency response agencies and wrecker companies are very critical.

Lori Moore: Using Big Data Analytics to Enhance Fire Response Capability

Lori Moore discusses the risks of negative outcomes rise when fire department resources do not match community needs.  


Pierce Introduces CZConnect™ Featuring Vehicle Readiness Reports

With CZConnect integration, a free customized vehicle readiness report containing vehicle performance data and maintenance interval information is emailed to up to five addresses chosen by the customer.

PSTrax introduces Drug Inventory Modules

PSTrax, a technology service that helps fire departments across the country automate their apparatus, equipment and inventory checks, has rolled out a new program that provides total trackability and auditing of fire department drug supplies.

FDIC CLASSROOM VIDEO: Joe Nedder Talks Risk Management in the Volunteer Fire Service

FDIC International 2018 continued its high-level, high-information classroom sessions with "Managing Risk in the Volunteer Fire Service," a high-energy presentation from retired Uxbridge (MA) Firefighter Joe Nedder.

Trusted Voices: Live from FDIC International 2018, Day Five

All this week at FDIC International 2018, Monday through Friday, we will be featuring live radio and hangouts from the show, sponsored by 3M Scott Fire & Safety. Friday's show features Danny Sheridan, Mike Gagliano and Mike Dugan, Dave Dalrymple, and Chris Baker, as well as a live session from the 3M Scott Fire & Safety booth.

VIDEO: Honeywell Showcases New Innovations in Protective Gear and Connected Technology at FDIC International 2018

Honeywell will demonstrate its connected first responder technology and introduce enhancements to turnout gear, hoods, SCBA and other protective equipment at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International April 25-28 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.


Zico on the Floor at FDIC International 2018

Zico introduced the Slide-Out Ladder Grantry and Multiple Extrication Tool Holder at FDIC International 2018.

IDEX Fire & Safety Introduces Captium: The First-Ever Connected Vehicle Platform for Fire and EMS

Captium connects equipment, electronics and vehicle networks so responders can easily share key data and mission-critical information via an intuitive Web and mobile-friendly dashboard. 

HURST Jaws of Life Widens Cut with Introduction of New S 788E2 and S 788

HURST Jaws of Life® brings first responders two new cutters, the S 788E2 and S 788, with wider jaws and stronger blades designed for today’s high strength steels.

Trusted Voices: Live from FDIC International 2018, Day Four

All this week at FDIC International 2018, Monday through Friday, we will be featuring live radio and hangouts from the show, sponsored by 3M Scott Fire & Safety. Hosts today include Mike McEvoy, members of i-Women, Tom Aurnhammer and Ron Kanterman, and more!

Pierce Ascendant 100’ Aerial Tower Unveiled at FDIC International 2018

Pierce today introduced a new, uncompromising addition to the Pierce Ascendant Class of Aerials at FDIC International 2018.

HURST Jaws of Life Offers First Responders Four New Rescue Tool Choices

Lifetime Achievement Award: William Goldfeder

William “Billy” Goldfeder was awarded the 2018 FDIC Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement award at this morning’s General Session.

Lt. Paul Combs, Bryan (OH) Fire Department, Receives FE/ISFSI Instructor of the Year Award

Lieutenant Paul D. Combs, Bryan (OH) Fire Department, has been named the 2018 Fire Engineering/International Society of Fire Service Instructors George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award. Presenting the award at the FDIC 2018 General Session on Thursday were Steve Pegram, ISFSI president, and Glenn P. Corbett, technical editor, Fire Engineering

Horn: Today's Firefighters Must Ignite Young People's Passion for Service and Leadership

Gavin Horn, director of research at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, discussed his passion for the fire service during his Thursday morning remarks at the General Session of FDIC International 2018.