FDIC 2014 Coverage

The World's Largest Firefighter Training Conference and Exhibition

Fire Engineering is proud to offer this in-depth coverage of the daily sights, sounds, news and information as it happens at FDIC -- the World's most comprehensive training-based conference on firefighting.  This year's show will be held April 7-12, 2014 and this page will update with the latest news; product reviews; video segments; classroom content; keynote speaker interviews and more as it occurs during the exhibition.

For More Details on FDIC 2014 and to find out how to attend in person, go to www.fdic.com.

FDIC 2014 VIDEOS

 

 :

Watch videos of the FDIC 2014 Opening Ceremony speeches

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The period to submit to teach at next year's FDIC is now closed. Accepted instructors will be notified in September.

FDIC 2014 PHOTOS

FDIC 2014 Photo Gallery Saturday      

You Ready?

Tony Greco has some photos of setup operations and logistics for FDIC 2014.

View Photos >>
FDIC Sunday      

Sunday HOT

See some more photos of setup for FDIC 2014 as well as images from the three-day hands-on training with FDTN.

View Photos >>
     

Monday HOT

Check out some images from firefighter training on Day 1 of FDIC 2014.

View Photos >>
Tuesday HOT: FDIC 2014      

Tuesday HOT

Check out images from yesterday's hands-on training evolutions, including shots of the live burn.
View Photos >>
FDIC 2014 Opening Ceremony      

Opening Ceremony

See photos from today's Opening Ceremony, including the Courage and Valor Award presentation.
View Photos >>
FDIC 2014 Thursday      

General Session

See photos from the General Session and the opening of exhibits for FDIC 2014.
View Photos >>
FDIC 2014 Friday      

Courage and Valor

Check out some more shots from the fun run and National Honor Guard competition.
View Photos >>

Drawn by Fire: A cartoon by Paul Combs

FDIC 2014 BLOGS

Art Goodrich      

I've Still Got It--Sort Of

You will use your FDIC training throughout your careers and beyond, Art Goodrich writes.

Read More >>

Grant Schwalbe      

Mutts, Catfish, and FDIC

Sometimes those who drain you the most can push you to improve yourself, Grant Schwalbe writes.

Read More >>
Jason Hoevelmann      

FDIC: The Stone and the Blade

Be the stone that sharpens the knives and blades back home, Jason Hoevelmann writes.
Read More >>
David Rhodes      

Courage and Valor

Dave Rhodes pays tribute to fallen Bryan (TX) Lt. Gregory Pickard.
Read More >>
Eddie Buchanan      

The Sunday After

Eddie Buchanan has his after-action report on FDIC 2014.
Read More >>
Ron Kanterman      

Deck the (Convention Center) Halls

Ron Kanterman looks back on FDIC 2014.
Read More >>
David Rhodes      

Post-FDIC Syndrome

Dave Rhodes checks in with the week's Hump Day SOS.
Read More >>

#FDIC2014

FDIC SOCIAL MEDIA


Lifetime Achievement Award

 
The Fire Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award has been given out during the General Session at FDIC since 1998. In 2009, the award was renamed for Tom Brennan, who was the editor of Fire Engineering for eight years and a technical editor until he passed away in 2006. 

Fire Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

Frank Brannigan (1998)

Tom Brennan (1999)

Vince Dunn (2000)

Alan Brunacini (2001)

Don Manno (2002)

Ray Downey (2003)

John Eversole (2004

James Page (2005)

Leo Stapleton (2006)

Dr. Denis Onieal (2007)

John Mittendorf (2008)

 

Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

John Norman (2009)

Ronald Jon Siarnicki (2010)

John F. “Skip” Coleman (2011)

Jack Murphy (2012)

Glenn Corbett (2013)

Ronny J. Coleman (2014)