Sun, 20 Mar 2011|
Chief Bobby Halton reports in from FDIC 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Hi I'm Bobby Holton and welcome to FDIC 2011 today is Sunday the day before the show really kicks off but there was a lot going on today last few days actually but today especially the [INAUDIBLE] are setting up you can't imagine the amount of work that goes into that over the last five days. We actually demolished a 6500 square foot house today. A three story house with a three story spiral oak staircase. It's an unbelievable collapse job and the guys did a fantastic job of collapsing it. Those students are going to get the experience of a lifetime. The hot classes are going great. They are 90% sold out. We're breaking an attendance record this year. This city is wall to wall with firefighters. The bars are already overpacked and full of us. We're all heading out for the [UNKNOWN] in a little bit for another get together with the fools. I wish you were here. If you're not here, get yourself here. Remember, main program launches on Wednesday morning, we're gonna stream that live. We're also gonna Thursday live. So, you'll wanna be watching that. If you are here or you're watching this from your hotel room, remember, we got the fun run on Thursday night. We've got stop, drop, rock 'n roll Thursday night. On Wednesday night, we have the fool's bash downtown, we have got the instructor's dinner on Tuesday night, on Friday night we have got the battle of the bands, we have the combat challenge, we have the memorial stair climb, we have the union party. So get yourself down here to F.D.I. C., be part of the greatest training exhibition in the world, the greatest conference in the world. Come be a part of it. And, hey, let's take a look, now, at what you didn't get to be part of today, here in Indianapolis at FDIC 2011. [MUSIC] I'd recommend it to anybody. It's a great, phenomenal educational experience. My experience is, is amazing. All the vendors are under one roof. If you're looking to get a piece of equipment for your department this is the place to shop. >> Its a great experience. We bring a lot back to the to our department. We can do instructing on new techniques things like that. So it is a fantastic experience and we try to get more guys every year. >> I've read a lot about it and I was fortunate enough to come this year. I couldn't be happier.