FDIC International Returns To Indy For The 22nd Year

2018 marks the 91st Fire Department Instructors Conference

The Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC International) is just around the corner and headed to Indianapolis next week – April 23-28 2018. With 26 Hands On Training Classes, 91 workshops, over 200 classrooms, over 850 Exhibitors and over 30,000 firefighters from 53 countries, FDIC International showcases the latest techniques in firefighter safety and the newest in fire ground tools and apparatus. For more information about the conference and events please go to: http://www.fdic.com Media opportunities, interviews and story ideas will be available all week – please see attachments. You must have an FDIC pass to attend any portion of the conference – guest and media passes are available. Don’t hesitate to call with questions.

Opening Ceremonies:

FDIC Conference

Wednesday April 25, 2018 8:00 am – 10:00 am Indiana Convention Center – Sagamore Ballroom (2nd floor) Media should arrive at approximately 7:45 am and come to the ballroom. The media staging location is in the center rear. Thousands of Firefighters will be in attendance – Governor Eric Holcomb, Mayor Joe Hogsett and IFD Chief Ernest Malone are each scheduled to speak.

Presentation to 2018 winner of the Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award – Firefighter Ralph A. Brown II from the Cobb County (GA) Fire and Emergency Services
Featured speaker is William B. “Brock” Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency “The Future of Emergency Management and First Responders”
Keynote speaker is Daniel DeGryse, Director, Rosecrance Florian Program; Battalion Chief, Chicago (IL) Fire Department “Straight Talk”

General Session:
Thursday April 26, 2018 8:00 am – 10:00 am Indiana Convention Center – Sagamore Ballroom (2nd floor) Media should arrive at approximately 7:45 am and come to the ballroom. The media staging location is in the center rear.

Presentation of the Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award to Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder, Loveland-Symmes (OH) Fire Department
Presentation of the Fire Engineering/ISFSI George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award to Lt. Paul Combs, Bryan (OH) Fire Department
Featured Speaker is Deputy Chief (Ret.) Ted Nee, Albuquerque (NM) fire Department “Deliberate Practice: An Idea Worth Spreading”
Keynote speaker is Gavin Horn, Director of Research, Illinois Fire Service Institute

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Thursday April 26th ICC 12:00 – 5:00 pm / LOS 11:00 – 5:00 pm / South Street 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday April 27th ICC 10:00 – 5:00 pm / LOS 9:00 – 5:00 pm / South Street 9:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday April 28th ICC 9:00 – 2:00 pm / LOS 9:00 – 2:00 pm / South Street 9:00 – 2:00 pm

Special Events

HOT Classes

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