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FDIC International 2019 Show News

    FDIC INTERNATIONAL 2019

    Women in Fire Announces One-Day FDIC International 2020 Conference

    05/31/2019

    With the continued growth and success of the Women in Fire (formerly iWomen) conferences at FDIC International in Indianapolis, the organization has found that it would be a benefit for members, attendees, and supporters to host a one-day conference each year. This one-day conference will continue to be colocated with FDIC International in Indianapolis. The plan is to host a networking event on Sunday and the opening ceremony on Monday morning followed by an outstanding lineup of class offerings.

    Halton: We Owe You a Ticker Tape Parade

    04/11/2019

    On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Opening Ceremony Day 2 at FDIC International 2019, FDIC Education Director Chief (Ret.) Bobby Halton addressed the crowd of more than 2,500 attendees.

    Aaron Fields: Comfort Is the Enemy of Growth

    04/11/2019

    "Work fixes everything," said Aaron Fields of the Seattle (WA) Fire Department as he addressed the crowd at FDIC International 2019's second day of Opening Ceremonies.

    Doherty: 'The Art of the Possible'

    04/11/2019

    As a featured speaker on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Opening Ceremony Day 2 at FDIC International, Paul Doherty, president and CEO of The Digit Group, Inc., spoke on “Firefighting in the Age of Smart Cities.” 

    FDIC International 2019: A Look at the 2019 Awardees

    04/11/2019

    On Thursday at FDIC International 2019, Captain Bill Gustin of the Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Department received the 2019 Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award and Anthony “Andoni” Kastros received the 2019 Fire Engineering/ISFSI George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award.

    National Fire Heritage Center Inducts Hall Members at FDIC International 2019

    04/11/2019

    On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Opening Ceremony Day 2 of FDIC International 2019, the National Fire Heritage Center (NFHC), which serves as a research facility for fire departments, collectors, fire service professionals, and others who need detailed specifications, base information, and general history relative to the fire service, inducted six members to its Hall of Legends, Legacies, and Leaders (HLLL). 

    Courage and Valor Award: Bradford T. Clark

    04/10/2019

    Lieutenant Bradford T. Clark, of Hanover County (VA) Fire-EMS, was honored with the 2019 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award at the FDIC International 2019 Opening Ceremony Day 1 on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis before a standing-room-only crowd of more than 3,000 attendees.

    Keynoter Paul Combs: 'Build It!'

    04/10/2019

    Lieutenant Paul Combs from the Bryan (OH) Fire Department addressed the assembled crows at Wednesday's FDIC International 2019 Opening Ceremony.

    Halton: The Best Damn Job We've Ever Had

    04/10/2019

    On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Opening Ceremony Day 1 of FDIC International 2019, FDIC Education Director Chief (Ret.) Bobby Halton fired up the standing-room only crowd of more than 3,500 attendees with his Welcome Remarks.

    FIRE ENGINEERING FDIC COVERAGE

    Women in Fire Announces One-Day FDIC International 2020 Conference

    With the continued growth and success of the Women in Fire (formerly iWomen) conferences at FDIC International in Indianapolis, the organization has found that it would be a benefit for members, attendees, and supporters to host a one-day conferen...

    FDIC International 2019: Intense, Invaluable, and Unique

    Jerry Knapp reviews some of the highlights from this year's FDIC International and describes why the conference keeps drawing him back year after year.

    FDIC Int'l Postscript: True North Gear Unveils its Decon Laundry Bag

    FIRE RESCUE MAGAZINE

    NIOSH LODD Report: Collapse at 140-Year Old Mill Kills Pennsylvania Firefighters

    On March 22, 2018, two male career fire fighters, ages 50 and 29, died following a structure collapse while working to extinguish hot spots following a structure fire in a 140-year old mill building. 

    The Butcher, Baker, and Candlestick Maker Are Not Coming

    It is time to make it clear to the community what your department’s capabilities are.

    Company Near-Miss Review: The Last Burn

    I yelled to my nozzle firefighter, "We need to leave now." He didn't move, so I yelled again, "We need to leave now." 

    FIRE APPARATUS & EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT

    Editor's Opinion: "Clean Cab” Is Not a Dirty Term

    The components of the Clean Cab Concept are one thing, but you also have to consider the idea of what proponents of it are trying to do and also the impact any component will have on your operations. 

    Parshall (ND) Rural Fire Protection District Adds Pumper-Tanker

    The Parshall (ND) Rural Fire Protection District had Midwest Fire build this pumper-tanker on a Freightliner M2 106 two-door chassis with a 106-inch BBC flat-roof aluminum cab and a copolymer polypropylene thermoplastic body and integral water tan...

    The Human Element of Moving Water

    There are many considerations in developing a strategy to deliver water to the fire. The most important of these is firefighters who respond. There need to be enough people for the task, and those firefighters need to be properly trained.