FDIC

August 2-7, 2021
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Convention Center
& Lucas Oil Stadium

Special Events

FDIC International Hands-on Training

Special Events

2021 Featured Special Events

FDIC International is a one of kind experience, bringing together members of the fire service from around the world to exchange information, network, meet up with old friends and meet new ones. Make sure you maximize your experience by attending a variety of special events planned throughout the week. You won’t want to miss a thing!

*Please note that all special events, times and dates are subject to change

Women in Fire Meet and Greet

Women in Fire Meet and Greet

Sunday, August 1, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Osteria Pronto in the JW Marriott

This informal gathering will give conference attendees and presenters a chance to get to know one another before the week of classes, networking, and hard work! Women in Fire President Amy Hanifan, along with other members of the Women in Fire Board, will be available to answer any questions about the week’s events. 

Friends of Bill W

Friends of Bill W

Wednesday-Friday, August 4-6, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Room CSO2 (Second Floor, next to Room 211), Indiana Convention Center

Indy Metro F.O.O.L.S. Brotherhood Bash

Indy Metro F.O.O.L.S. Brotherhood Bash

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
5:00 PM 
The Pavilion at Pan Am, 201 S. Capital Avenue 

$5 donation at the door. Must be 21 to enter. Doors open at 1700 hours. Brought to you by the Indy Metro F.O.O.L.S. and FDIC International. 

NFAAA Meeting

NFAAA Meeting

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
7:15 PM 
Sagamore 6 Ballroom, Indiana Convention Center

The National Fire Academy Alumni Association* will hold its annual membership meeting. We meet at FDIC because it’s the crossroads of the fire world. You are guaranteed to bump into a classmate or an NFA instructor. It also gives all of us an opportunity further network with the fire service community. There is a lot to discuss regarding the NFA and USFA, the changes on campus, changes in the curriculum, and more. We will be inviting guests from the USFA/NFA including Superintendent Tonya Hoover. We met with her this past year and had a great exchange! The meeting will also feature the financial secretary’s report and the administrator’s report. Bring a fellow alumnus! Refreshments will be served. 

* The NFAAA has more than 39,000 members and is comprised of fire and emergency services personnel from all over the country and the world. Its mission is to support the National Fire Academy and the U.S. Fire Administration/FEMA in their efforts to protect people from the ravages of fire and other hazards. (The NFAAA is not an official activity of FEMA or the USFA.)

Fire Engineering Book Store

Fire Engineering Book Store

Booth 6094 (Hoosier Hallway), Indiana Convention Center

Stop by the Fire Engineering Bookstore to check out our extensive selection of best-selling books and SAVE 30% or more! You can also meet some of your favorite Fire Engineering Books & Videos authors who are hanging around and take a look at our Streaming Video Library. It’s like NETFLIX for fire training!  

FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run

FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run

Thursday, August 5, 2021
6:00 PM
White River State Park

The annual FDIC International Courage and Valor Fun Run will take place at 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 opportunity to enjoy a brisk fun run with their fellow firefighters.

Comedy Night: FCSN’S Comedy VS. Cancer at FDIC 2021!

Comedy Night: FCSN’S Comedy VS. Cancer at FDIC 2021!

Thursday, August 5, 2021
8:00 PM 
Indianapolis Downtown Marriott

After four full days of demos, exhibits, and hands-on training, come relax and enjoy a great evening of standup comedy with Comedian Travis Howze, former U.S. Marine, former police officer, and former firefighter. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN). FCSN assists firefighters and EMS providers and their immediate families diagnosed with cancer by providing badge-to-badge support, training, education, and guidance. They are on a mission to be the global leader in firefighter cancer support, awareness, and education. 

Sponsored By:

FDIC Tencate Logo

Department of Defense (DoD) Fire & Emergency Services (F&ES) Certification Program Town Hall 

Department of Defense (DoD) Fire & Emergency Services (F&ES) Certification Program Town Hall 

Friday, August 6, 2021
1:00 OM - 5:00 PM
Room 238-239, Indiana Convention Center

The DoD Administration Center will be holding a DoD F&ESCP town hall to educate DoD F&ES training officers (and trainers) on the intricacies of the program as well as present the different service components' special interest items for the foreseeable future. The event also provides an opportunity for program users to voice their opinions, concerns, and recommendations for improvement. The target audience is DoD F&ES personnel already in attendance at FDIC but is not limited to DoD personnel. Participants are encouraged to attend the FDIC's hands-on training and seminars during the week and then attend the DoD Town Hall on Monday.

Scouting Eagle/Alumni Reunion

Scouting Eagle/Alumni Reunion

Friday, August 6, 2021 
1:00 PM 
Room 132-133, Indiana Convention Center

Are you involved in Scouting? Have you been involved in Scouting? Kids in Scouting? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this is your event! Attend and hear from members of our national leadership on current topics in Scouting. To get together with other firefighters who also share Scouting in their everyday lives, please join us. Questions may be sent to kruzanscout@gmail.com.

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Friday, August 6, 2021
1:30 PM 
Lucas Oil Stadium

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. Fire service members across the United States convene in high-rise buildings to climb 110 stories as a tribute to their fallen brothers.

NAFTD Meeting

NAFTD Meeting

Friday, August 6, 2021 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room 109-110, Indiana Convention Center

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. On an annual basis, the collective efforts of the members of NAFTD provide training to more than one million career and volunteer fire service personnel in the United States and Canada. The meeting is for NAFTD members and invited guests only. Speakers include the superintendent of the National Fire Academy and representatives from the Congressional Fire Services Institute, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, National Fire Protection Association, and other officials. Typical agenda items include topics pertinent to the management of state, provincial, or territorial fire service training and certification programs.

Pumper Pull Team Challenge

Pumper Pull Team Challenge

Friday, August 6, 2021

Teams of firefighters compete in a test of brawn and teamwork. Teams interested in competing should call Local 416 at (317) 262-5161 for more information. After the competition, stay for the Union Hall Open House, immediately to follow.

Indianapolis Firefighters’ Open House

Indianapolis Firefighters’ Open House

Friday, August 6, 2021
5:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Union Hall, 748 Massachusetts Ave

Come and renew acquaintances with the Indianapolis firefighters at the Union Hall. Plenty of great food and refreshments will be served. Transportation will be provided to and from the Convention Center beginning at 5:15 pm until 10:00 pm.

The HEAT Competition

The HEAT Competition

Thursday, August 5, 2021
11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday, August 6, 2021 
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, August 7, 2021
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Outdoor Exhibits & Demo Area

Participants in this FREE event will have an opportunity to choose from three available training tracks.  The ARFF track features LION state -of-the art, live-fire Helicopter Prop, the Digital SAR track showcases LION’s ATTACK Digital Fire Training System in a custom built tent that simulates a residential fire, and the Class B track, allows you to train with LION’s Pressure Vessel and Vehicle Props. LION PPE and SCBA from 3M Scott Fire and Safety will be provided for all tracks, along with training from the renowned fire instructors from ISFSI, who will present an interactive, hands-on lesson on modern fire attack.

Sponsored By:

FDIC the Heat Logo

Firefighter Combat Challenge

Firefighter Combat Challenge

Thursday, August 5, 2021 & Friday, August 6, 2021
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Saturday, August 7, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Outdoor Exhibits & Demo Area

This is where the strongest and most determined come to compete in a challenging obstacle course designed to test your skills. Whether competing or observing, this exciting event is not to be missed!

Sponsored By:

FDIC Scott Safety

Masses at St. John’s Church

Masses at St. John’s Church

Saturday, August 7, 2021
5:30 PM

Sunday, August 8, 2021 
8:00 AM & 11:00 AM

ABOUT US

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CONFERENCE

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CONTACT US

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