Skip to main content

Ad1

Loading
7:30 PM
  1. Women in Fire Networking Event
    JW Marriott, White River Ballrooms B-D, 10 S. West Street
    120 mins

    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    This informal gathering will give conference attendees, presenters, and special guests 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.

    Sponsored by: MSA The Safety Company Logo
8:00 AM
  1. Air Force Reserve Fire & Emergency Services Management Training (FESMT)
    Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room A
    540 mins

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Senior leaders from Air Force Reserve Fire Flights across the nation will gather to conduct required annual management training. The training includes strategic planning, deployment cycles, recruitment and retention, diversity and inclusion, and self-assessment programs. The event is available for Air Force Reserve Command personnel only, as elements of the training are classified or secure in nature.

  2. Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Conference at FDIC: “Educating the Educator”
    Room Wabash 1
    540 mins

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    The mission of Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) is to establish an organization of post-secondary institutions to promote higher education and to enhance the recognition of the fire and emergency services as a profession to reduce loss of life and property from fire and other hazards. The FESHE network of emergency services-related education and training providers work together with coordinators of two- and four-year academic fire and emergency medical services management degree programs. Speakers will include USFA Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, NFA Superintendent Eriks Gabliks, the keynote “Psychophysiology of the Human Stress Response and How It Relates to the Classroom and Instruction” by Dr. Hayden Duggan and Lieutenant Tom Greenhalgh, and more.

9:00 AM
  1. Fire Engineering Bookstore
    Booth 6089, Indiana Convention Center
    540 mins

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    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!

8:00 AM
  1. Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Conference at FDIC: “Educating the Educator”
    Room Wabash 1
    480 mins

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    The mission of Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) is to establish an organization of post-secondary institutions to promote higher education and to enhance the recognition of the fire and emergency services as a profession to reduce loss of life and property from fire and other hazards. The FESHE network of emergency services-related education and training providers work together with coordinators of two- and four-year academic fire and emergency medical services management degree programs. Speakers will include USFA Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, NFA Superintendent Eriks Gabliks, the keynote “Psychophysiology of the Human Stress Response and How It Relates to the Classroom and Instruction” by Dr. Hayden Duggan and Lieutenant Tom Greenhalgh, and more.

  2. Air Force Reserve Fire & Emergency Services Management Training (FESMT)
    Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room A
    540 mins

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Senior leaders from Air Force Reserve Fire Flights across the nation will gather to conduct required annual management training. The training includes strategic planning, deployment cycles, recruitment and retention, diversity and inclusion, and self-assessment programs. The event is available for Air Force Reserve Command personnel only, as elements of the training are classified or secure in nature.

9:00 AM
  1. JEMS Games Preliminary Competition
    480 mins

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    JEMS Games teams will participate in the JEMS Games Preliminary Competition to determine the top 3 who will move on to the final round.

  2. Fire Engineering Bookstore
    Booth 6089, Indiana Convention Center
    540 mins

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    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!

6:00 PM
  1. ISFSI Member Social
    VisionLoft, 235 North Delaware Street
    180 mins

    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) leads fire and EMS instructors in their efforts to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries, increase firefighter safety, educate, and train. We support instructors through educational opportunities, networking, mentoring programs, leadership opportunities, instructional resources, and legislative advocacy. The ISFSI is hosting a membership social for all ISFSI members. Members should register in advance on the ISFSI Web site at isfsi.org. This is an excellent opportunity for instructors to network and relax in a great atmosphere with outstanding food and beverages. Come by to see your friends and make new ones!

8:00 AM
  1. Air Force Reserve Fire & Emergency Services Management Training (FESMT)
    Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room A
    540 mins

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Senior leaders from Air Force Reserve Fire Flights across the nation will gather to conduct required annual management training. The training includes strategic planning, deployment cycles, recruitment and retention, diversity and inclusion, and self-assessment programs. The event is available for Air Force Reserve Command personnel only, as elements of the training are classified or secure in nature.

  2. EMS Skills Room
    Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 3-4
    540 mins

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    For the first time at JEMS @ FDIC, Indianapolis EMS will be offering a two-day continuing education skills room. Participants will have the opportunity to perform and be checked off on skills required by most state certifications. These skills include splinting and bandaging, medication administration, OB and trauma management. Participants can complete all the skills in one setting or come and go as their schedules allows. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind event on Wednesday, April 26th and Thursday, April 27th.

9:00 AM
  1. Fire Engineering Bookstore
    Booth 6089, Indiana Convention Center
    540 mins

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    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!

10:30 AM
  1. NAFTD Meeting
    Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 10-11-12
    390 mins

    10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    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 and additional training director-centric training and professional development. 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 and training are 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, sponsors, and other officials. Training and professional development activities include topics pertinent to the management of state, provincial, or territorial fire service training and certification programs.

5:00 PM
  1. Indy Metro F.O.O.L.S. Brotherhood Bash 2023
    220 S Meridian Street
    120 mins

    5:00 PM

    $10 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.

5:30 PM
  1. Room CSO2 (Second Floor, next to Room 211), Indiana Convention Center
    90 mins
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  2. After Hours: A Bobby Halton Tribute
    Sagamore 3-4-5
    105 mins

    5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

    Speakers: Chief (Ret.) David Rhodes, Education Director, FDIC/Editor in Chief, Fire Engineering; Captain Bill Gustin, Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue; Chief (Ret.) Rick Lasky, Lewisville (TX) Fire Department; Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.) John Norman, Fire Department of New York; and Battalion Chief (Ret.) John Salka, Fire Department of New York

    Join us for an evening of remembering Chief (Ret.) Bobby Halton, education director of FDIC and editor in chief of Fire Engineering, who passed unexpectedly on December 19, 2022. Bring your funny stories and reminiscences about Bobby’s 18 years of serving in those roles to share with the audience and pay tribute to the man who loved, served, and taught the fire service throughout his life and career.

8:00 AM
  1. Air Force Reserve Fire & Emergency Services Management Training (FESMT)
    Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room A
    540 mins

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Senior leaders from Air Force Reserve Fire Flights across the nation will gather to conduct required annual management training. The training includes strategic planning, deployment cycles, recruitment and retention, diversity and inclusion, and self-assessment programs. The event is available for Air Force Reserve Command personnel only, as elements of the training are classified or secure in nature.

  2. EMS Skills Room
    Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 3-4
    540 mins

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    For the first time at JEMS @ FDIC, Indianapolis EMS will be offering a two-day continuing education skills room. Participants will have the opportunity to perform and be checked off on skills required by most state certifications. These skills include splinting and bandaging, medication administration, OB and trauma management. Participants can complete all the skills in one setting or come and go as their schedules allows. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind event on Wednesday, April 26th and Thursday, April 27th.

9:00 AM
  1. Fire Engineering Bookstore
    Booth 6089, Indiana Convention Center
    540 mins

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    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!

10:30 AM
  1. NAFTD Meeting
    Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 10-11-12
    390 mins

    10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    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 and additional training director-centric training and professional development. 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 and training are 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, sponsors, and other officials. Training and professional development activities include topics pertinent to the management of state, provincial, or territorial fire service training and certification programs.

11:00 AM
  1. The HEAT Competition
    Outdoor Exhibits & Demo Area
    390 mins

    11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    The HEAT is a multi-vendor, multi-track exhibition please join us and prepare to be impressed by cutting-edge apparatus and equipment, heart-pumping emergency scenarios, thrilling firefights, and lifelike training props that will leave you in awe. With so much excitement on offer, you won't want to miss a moment of this thrilling adventure.

    Three exhibitions will be conducted over multiple days: ARFF Response, Vehicle Fires & Victim Rescue and Hazmat Response. Full PPE will be exhibited by LION, SCBA by 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety, apparatus by Rosenbauer, nozzles by Task Force Tips and thermal imaging drones from Autel Robotics. Reps from each company will be on hand to answer questions after each exhibition.  

    Sponsored By:

    heat logos

12:30 PM
  1. ADAM FERRARA at the Kitchen Table
    Fire Rescue Station of the Future - Kitchen
    60 mins

    Join Rescue Me's Adam Ferrara in the Fire Rescue Station of the Future in Lucas Oil Stadium! Adam would like to invite you to sit at the table and share your funny, compelling or endearing story that has happened at the house, on a call, or with your fellow firefighters.

    Sign up at the Fire Rescue Station of the Future information booth!

1:00 PM
  1. Firefighter Challenge
    Outdoor Exhibits & Demo Area
    150 mins

    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    This is the world's most recognized firefighter themed sporting platform of its kind. Join the strongest and most determined to test your skills in the all-new LION® Arena of the Brave challenge course! Whether competing or observing, this exciting event is not to be missed! 

3:00 PM
  1. ADAM FERRARA at the Kitchen Table
    Fire Rescue Station of the Future - Kitchen
    60 mins

    Join Rescue Me's Adam Ferrara in the Fire Rescue Station of the Future in Lucas Oil Stadium! Adam would like to invite you to sit at the table and share your funny, compelling or endearing story that has happened at the house, on a call, or with your fellow firefighters.

    Sign up at the Fire Rescue Station of the Future information booth!

5:30 PM
  1. Room CSO2 (Second Floor, next to Room 211), Indiana Convention Center
    90 mins
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM
  1. NFAAA Meeting
    Room Sagamore 7, Indiana Convention Center
    120 mins

    6:00 PM

    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. 

  2. FCSN 5 Alarm 5K Run to Remember - In Memory of Bobby Halton
    White River State Park
    120 mins

    6:00 PM

    The 2023 5 ALARM 5k Run to Remember 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. This year's run is dedicated to Chief Bobby Halton, a humble servant to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), first as a friend, mentor, and advocate but most recently as a cancer survivor. Join us in celebrating his life by helping others that are facing a cancer battle.

    SIGN UP NOW

    Sponsored by:

    tencate

7:00 PM
  1. Stop, Drop, Rock 'n' Roll
    Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 West Washington Street
    240 mins

    Over the past 20 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, you help the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation honor and support the families of firefighters who died in the line of duty. Join us for great food, entertainment, and live and silent auctions.

    Doors open at 6:00 PM!

    Purchase Tickets

9:00 AM
  1. JEMS Games Final Competition
    135 mins

    9:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    The top 3 teams will participate in a 20-minute, high-energy scenario that requires managing multiple patients. An awards ceremony immediately follows to announce 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 

    All attendees are encouraged to attend to cheer on the final teams and also earn 1 CEH. 

  2. The HEAT Competition
    Outdoor Exhibits & Demo Area
    480 mins

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    The HEAT is a multi-vendor, multi-track exhibition please join us and prepare to be impressed by cutting-edge apparatus and equipment, heart-pumping emergency scenarios, thrilling firefights, and lifelike training props that will leave you in awe. With so much excitement on offer, you won't want to miss a moment of this thrilling adventure.

    Three exhibitions will be conducted over multiple days: ARFF Response, Vehicle Fires & Victim Rescue and Hazmat Response. Full PPE will be exhibited by LION, SCBA by 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety, apparatus by Rosenbauer, nozzles by Task Force Tips and thermal imaging drones from Autel Robotics. Reps from each company will be on hand to answer questions after each exhibition.  

    Sponsored By:

           heat logos

  3. Fire Engineering Bookstore
    Booth 6089, Indiana Convention Center
    540 mins

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    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!

11:00 AM
  1. ADAM FERRARA at the Kitchen Table
    Fire Rescue Station of the Future - Kitchen
    60 mins

    Join Rescue Me's Adam Ferrara in the Fire Rescue Station of the Future in Lucas Oil Stadium! Adam would like to invite you to sit at the table and share your funny, compelling or endearing story that has happened at the house, on a call, or with your fellow firefighters.

    Sign up at the Fire Rescue Station of the Future information booth!

11:30 AM
  1. The Eagles at FDIC
    Sagamore 3-4-5
    120 mins

    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 

    The Eagles at FDIC is a coalition of physician leaders who serve as EMS medical directors from most of the largest U.S. municipalities and many of their counterparts around the world. This highly esteemed cadre is collectively responsible for the day-to-day 911 emergency medical services protocols and training in addition to the out-of-hospital trauma and cardiovascular resuscitative care provided to one-third of the U.S. population and tens of millions of others worldwide. Several of these high-profile medical decision makers led by Dr. Paul Pepe will gather to exchange creative concepts and to articulate bold new ideas at FDIC immediately following the JEMS Games.

1:00 PM
  1. 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
    Lucas Oil Stadium/Connector
    120 mins

    1:00 PM

    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.

    Official SCBA Sponsor:

    3M

    REGISTER HERE

  2. Firefighter Challenge
    Outdoor Exhibits & Demo Area
    150 mins

    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    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!

     

     

  3. Department of Defense (DoD) Fire & Emergency Services (F&ES) Certification Program Town Hall
    Room 238-239, Indiana Convention Center
    240 mins

    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    The DoD Administration Center will be holding a DoD F&ESCP town hall at FDIC. The intent of the event is 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 only. Participants are encouraged to attend the FDIC's hands-on training and seminars during the week and then attend the DoD town hall on Friday.

2:30 PM
  1. ADAM FERRARA at the Kitchen Table
    Fire Rescue Station of the Future - Kitchen
    60 mins

    Join Rescue Me's Adam Ferrara in the Fire Rescue Station of the Future in Lucas Oil Stadium! Adam would like to invite you to sit at the table and share your funny, compelling or endearing story that has happened at the house, on a call, or with your fellow firefighters.

    Sign up at the Fire Rescue Station of the Future information booth!

5:15 PM
  1. Pumper Pull Team Challenge
    285 mins
    5:15 PM

    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.
  2. Indianapolis Firefighters’ Open House
    Union Hall, 748 Massachusetts Ave
    285 mins

    5:15 PM - 10:00 PM

    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.

5:30 PM
  1. Room CSO2 (Second Floor, next to Room 211), Indiana Convention Center
    90 mins
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM
  1. Fellowship of Christian Firefighters’ Service
    Room 101-102, Indiana Convention Center
    60 mins

    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

    Praise and worship at 7:30 am. Everyone is invited to attend.

     

9:00 AM
  1. The HEAT Competition
    Outdoor Exhibits & Demo Area
    240 mins

    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    The HEAT is a multi-vendor, multi-track exhibition and prepare to be impressed by cutting-edge apparatus and equipment, heart-pumping emergency scenarios, thrilling firefights, and lifelike training props that will leave you in awe. With so much excitement on offer, you won't want to miss a moment of this thrilling adventure.

    Three exhibitions will be conducted over multiple days: ARFF Response, Vehicle Fires & Victim Rescue and Hazmat Response. Full PPE will be exhibited by LION, SCBA by 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety, apparatus by Rosenbauer, nozzles by Task Force Tips and thermal imaging drones from Autel Robotics. Reps from each company will be on hand to answer questions after each exhibition.  

    Sponsored by:

      heat logos

  2. Fire Engineering Bookstore
    Booth 6089, Indiana Convention Center
    300 mins

    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    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!

10:00 AM
  1. Firefighter Challenge
    Outdoor Exhibits & Demo Area
    150 mins

    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    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!

5:30 PM
  1. St. John's Church
    60 mins
    5:30 PM
8:00 AM
  1. St. John's Church
    180 mins
    8:00 AM & 11:00 AM