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

FDIC Comedy Night
FDIC Indy Metro FOOLS Brotherhood Bash

Comedy Night

After two days of hands-on training (H.O.T.) evolutions, relax and enjoy a great evening of standup comedy. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network. FCSN helps fire/EMS members and their families cope with cancer and delivers cancer-prevention training nationwide

Sponsored By:

FDIC Tencate Logo

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

$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.

The HEAT Competition

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

FDIC Scott Combat Competition
FDIC Courage and Valor Run
FDIC Stop, Drop, Rock and Roll

Firefighter Combat Challenge

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

Courage And Valor Fun Run

White River State Park

The 13th 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.


Stop, Drop, Rock & Roll

Plays an important part in honoring America’s fallen firefighters. It’s a chance for firefighters to give back to the fire service and have fun at the same time. Through a small donation at the door you help the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation honor and support the families of firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

FDIC Honor Guard
FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Honor Guard Competition

The National Fire Department Honor Guard Competition will showcase the best fire department honor guard teams from around the country. The events are designed to test each unit in details they are expected to perform as part of an Honor Guard unit. The event is judged by instructors from the National Honor Guard Academy.

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

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.

Sponsored By:

FDIC International Ram Logo


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