2018 Featured Special Events

FDIC is a special 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!


9/11 Memorial Stairclimb

This is not a race but an opportunity to honor and remember the 343 FDNY members who selflessly gave their lives on 9/11 so that others might live.  This highly impactful event is not to be missed and is truly unforgettable.


Courage & Valor Run

The 12th annual FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run will take place at the White River State Park located just a short walk from the Indianapolis Convention Center.  Get healthy while helping a great cause!


Battle of the Bands

Livid is the Official Winner of the 2018 Battle of the Bands!
Don't miss their live performance at the F.O.O.L.S. Bash...
Wednesday, April 25th @ 5pm
PanAm Pavilion
201 S. Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN


9/11 NEVER FORGET Exhibit

Located in the Lucas Oil Stadium, the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit is a high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer, which unfolds into a 1,000 square foot exhibit, serving as a poignant reminder of that tragic day. The memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts, recordings of first responder radio transmissions, and live tours by FDNY firefighters. Admission is free.


Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge

For the seventh year, the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge® will take place at FDIC 2018.  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!


Outdoor Demonstrations

Checkout the product demonstrations with the latest equipment and technology from leading manufacturers throughout the day on Thursday and Friday!

Located in the South Street Maio Lot


Stop, Drop, Rock & Roll

Thursday, April 26, 2018
7pm - 11pm
Indiana Roof Ballroom
140 West Washington Street

Over the past sixteen years, Stop, Drop, Rock ‘n’ Roll has played an important part in honoring America’s fallen firefighters. It is 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.


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. The individual drill section will be held at 3:00 pm with trophies for the top three individuals in the "Command Slam" competition. The award ceremony for the top performing teams will be held at approximately 4:00 p.m. In addition to the individual and team trophies, the Commander’s sword and prizes for the top winners will be awarded by Marlow White Uniforms. For more information and to register your team for the competition, please visit the NHGA Web site (www.nationalhonorguardacademy.com) or e-mail Captain Glen Busch at fdichonorguard@gmail.com.


The HEAT Competition

Thursday, April 26th - Saturday, April 28th
Located in the Outside Demo Area

Participants in this FREE event will get a chance to run through scenario based evolutions in a BullEx Digital Fire Training Container. This Digital Fire technology provides realistic, reliable, and repeatable training in a safer environment than tradition live fire training.


Comedy Night!

Sponsored By

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 8:00 p.m., Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network. FCSN Welcomes Co-Headliners Brad Williams and Jimmy Shubert and host Chief Ron Kanterman. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance / $35 at the door. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE. Tickets go on sale MARCH 1.


Greenfield Pumper Pull

Location: 17 W South St., Greenfield, IN 46140
Saturday, April 28th, 1pm – 8pm

Greenfield Fire Territory is hosting it’s inaugural Fire Fighters Against Cancer pumper pull.  This contest challenges five person teams to use their strength and speed to pull a fire engine a designated distance. Proceeds to benefit GFT Benevolent fund, Firefighter Cancer Support Network and American Cancer Society.  Live music, beer garden, bounce house and vendors.