On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Opening Ceremony Day 2 at FDIC International 2019, FDIC Education Director Chief (Ret.) Bobby Halton addressed the crowd of more than 2,500 attendees.
"Work fixes everything," said Aaron Fields of the Seattle (WA) Fire Department as he addressed the crowd at FDIC International 2019's second day of Opening Ceremonies.
As a featured speaker on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Opening Ceremony Day 2 at FDIC International, Paul Doherty, president and CEO of The Digit Group, Inc., spoke on “Firefighting in the Age of Smart Cities.”
On Thursday at FDIC International 2019, Captain Bill Gustin of the Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Department received the 2019 Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award and Anthony “Andoni” Kastros received the 2019 Fire Engineering/ISFSI George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award.
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Opening Ceremony Day 2 of FDIC International 2019, the National Fire Heritage Center (NFHC), which serves as a research facility for fire departments, collectors, fire service professionals, and others who need detailed specifications, base information, and general history relative to the fire service, inducted six members to its Hall of Legends, Legacies, and Leaders (HLLL).
Lieutenant Bradford T. Clark, of Hanover County (VA) Fire-EMS, was honored with the 2019 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award at the FDIC International 2019 Opening Ceremony Day 1 on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis before a standing-room-only crowd of more than 3,000 attendees.
Lieutenant Paul Combs from the Bryan (OH) Fire Department addressed the assembled crows at Wednesday's FDIC International 2019 Opening Ceremony.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Opening Ceremony Day 1 of FDIC International 2019, FDIC Education Director Chief (Ret.) Bobby Halton fired up the standing-room only crowd of more than 3,500 attendees with his Welcome Remarks.