FDIC International Coverage


Firefighter Conference General Session, Classrooms and Exhibit Hall

University of Notre Dame Volunteer Firefighter Sean Killelea Receives The 2015 Courage and Valor Award Recipient

Photos: Live Burn at FDIC 2015

FDIC 2015 Drone Video: Live Fire: First Due

FDIC 2015: Time to Train

UL Fire Dynamics Training

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Fire Engineering Blog Network

Jeremy Hurd      

FDIC: A Chaplain's View

Jeremy Hurd recounts his experience at FDIC International.
Dan Kerrigan      

Setting the Right Example

Dan Kerrigan shares another story of health success.
Jennifer Sollars Miller     

Firefighting and Autism

Parents of children with autism have a lot in common with firefighters, Jennifer Sollars Miller says.
Nick Ledin      


How many hours did you train last year? Nick Ledin on putting in the time.
Art Goodrich      

This Will Be IT for Me

Art Goodrich on politics in the fire service and FDIC.


Ron Kanterman      

Until We Meet Again

Ron Kanterman comments on the recent passing of Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator Glenn Gaines. Read More >>
Mike Alt      

Challenge Traditions

Mike Alt on facing challenges outside of our control and putting our tactics to the test.




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Fire Service Leadership Issues

This digest is a must read for anyone considering promotion, recently promoted, or currently serving in the rank of chief officer. For the aspiring officer, Sal Scarpa provides an insightful look at leadership and the characteristics and activities you must engage in to be successful. Kent Collins provides an overview of one of the most controversial issues of our time: social media and policy. He offers several case studies and sound advice for developing departmental policy. Kat Sonia Thomson looks at department allocation decisions regarding budgets and leads a robust discussion about the need to improve research and reporting.

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What Would You Do? Westwood Theater

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FDIC International is April 20-25, 2015.

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Etowah County (AL) Rescuer Dies During Search for Missing Kayaker

One of the rescuers on that recovery mission on the Coosa River in Gadsden has died.

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