Must Read: All Hands-on Training Students PPE Requirements 

PPE/SCBA Requirements for Hands-on Training

All hands-on training students must bring their own NFPA-compliant bunker or technical rescue gear. FDIC International does not supply personal protective equipment (PPE). The requirements vary depending on the classes. FDIC SUPPLIES ALL SCBAs. DO NOT BRING YOUR SCBA. If you are in an IDLH class, a link will be sent to you for SCBA Fit Testing scheduling. The PPE requirements per class are listed below. 

The following classes require full bunker gear, which includes NFPA-compliant turnout coat and pants, helmet, hood, firefighting boots, and gloves.

  • Commercial Fireground Operations
  • Drilling at the Speed of Flashover 
  • Engine Company Essentials: Operating the Initial Handline
  • Fireground Skills and Drills for Success in Suburbia
  • Flashover and Modern Fire Behavior Training
  • Forcible Entry: The “Keys” to the Job
  • It’s All About the Saws
  • Live Fire: Critical Actions for First-Due Companies
  • Nozzle Forward (extra knee pads recommended)
  • Real-World Fireground Operations
  • Rescue and Squad Company Live Fire Operations in a Private Dwelling
  • Residential Primary Search: Making the Grab
  • Stretching for Success
  • Tactical Fireground Solutions
  • Truck Company Emergencies
  • Truck Company Essentials
  • Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search on the Modern Fireground
  • Working in the Fire Flow Path

The following classes can accommodate bunker gear or technical rescue. Technical rescue gear includes jumpsuit or BDUs, OSHA and/or ANSI-compliant helmet (hard hat), steel-toed boots, ANSI-compliant eye protection, and gloves.

  • Active Shooter Response for the First-Due Company
  • Advanced Vehicle Extrication
  • Extrication: The Art of Making Space
  • Heavy Vehicle Extrication
  • Introduction to Handling Elevator Emergencies
  • Man vs. Machinery
  • Not Your Everyday Extrication
  • Tower Rescue Operations 
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Emergency Response

All students are required to submit the FDIC H.O.T. Liability Waiver signed by the chief of their fire department and upload it to your registration dashboard. Once you are in the Registration Dashboard, select Credentials Documents to upload your liability waiver.

Buses will load promptly at 6:30 AM. All H.O.T. attendees should be at the convention center no later than 6:00 aAM.

No personal vehicles of any kind will be allowed at any H.O.T. site due to space restrictions at many of the sites.