FDIC 2013 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 22-27, 2013 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 2013 and to find out how to attend in person logon to www.fdic.com.


Cutters Edge Introduces H2 Series Rotary Rescue Saws

April 2, 2014

Cutters Edge introduced the new H² Series Rotary Rescue Saws at FDIC that feature more power, improved air filtration, a full-wrap handle, and a new EZ-Drag base design.

Pierce, Darley Announce Give-Back Giveaway at FDIC to Benefit NFFF

April 2, 2014

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, together with W. S. Darley & Co., are sponsoring the “Give-Back Giveaway” sweepstakes at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis for the chance to win more than $60,000 in firefighting equipment.

2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award: Fallen Bryan (TX) Firefighter, Lt. Gregory Pickard

April 1, 2014

Next week at FDIC 2014, Lieutenant Gregory Pickard of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department--who fell in the line of duty last year while trying to rescue his colleague, Lieutenant Eric Wallace--will be named the recipient of the Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award.

FDIC 2014 Preview: If You're an Officer, Be a Leader

March 31, 2014

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Chairman Dennis Compton will be presenting the classroom "If You're an Officer, Be a Leader" at this year's FDIC.

FDIC 2014: The Art of Go/No-Go!

March 31, 2014

Seattle (WA) Fire Department Captain Mike Gagliano will present "The Art of Go/No-Go!" at this year's FDIC 2014.

FDIC 2014 Preview: The Search Toolbox

March 28, 2014

Toledo (OH) Assistant Chief (Ret.) and Fire Engineering Technical Editor John "Skip" Coleman will present "How Many Tools Are in Your 'Search Toolbox'? at FDIC 2014.

Hook Up The Hose Launches First Official Public Service Announcement

March 27, 2014

Spreading the word in a positive way has always been the motto for the Hook Up The Hose team. So why not make a video that portrays just that?

FDIC 2014: The 25 Most Significant Fires in American History

March 27, 2014

Professor Glenn Corbett, technical editor for Fire Engineering, will present "Lessons Learned from the 25 Most Deadly Fires in Firefighting History" at FDIC 2014.

Braun Ambulances on Display at FDIC 2014

March 27, 2014

Braun Industries is getting ready to participate in FDIC 2014, the world's largest fire training-based conference and exhibition.

FDIC 2014 Preview: Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

March 27, 2014

Greg Fisher, who heads the annual live burning training at FDIC, discusses safety and other considerations to live burns in acquired structures.

ADASHI Systems Reveals Glass Prototype for Hazmat and First Response

March 26, 2014

On April 10, 2014, fire and hazmat software developer ADASHI Systems will reveal a Google Glass prototype at FDIC, the largest firefighter conference in the world.

Toyne Prepares to Put Brand, Apparatus on Display at FDIC 2014

March 26, 2014

Following a pivotal rebranding initiative last fall, Toyne is preparing to highlight a number of significant company advancements at the world's largest firefighter training conference and exhibition next month.

FDIC 2014: Firefighting in Modern Apartment Buildings

March 25, 2014

Dallas (TX) Deputy Chief Stuart Grant will present "Modern Apartments: New Challenges for Today's Firefighters" at FDIC 2014.

FDIC 2014 Preview: Doug Mitchell on Residential Fire Concepts

March 25, 2014

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Lieutenant Doug Mitchell will present the classroom "First-Due! Residential Fire Concepts for Engine and Truck Companies " at this year's FDIC.

FDIC 2014: Firefighting Tactics for Modern Wood-Frame Construction

March 24, 2014

Rochester (NY) Fire Department Captain Scott Joerger will present a classroom on firefighting tactics for fires in modern wood-frame construction at this year's FDIC.

Honor Guard Coin to Be Available at FDIC 2014

March 21, 2014

Don't miss your chance to pick up the exclusive Honor Guard Coin at FDIC 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

FDIC 2014 Preview: Critical Decision Making Under Fire

March 21, 2014

Keene (NH) Fire Department Lieutenant Billy Greenwood will be teaching "Critical Decision Making Under Fire: 2014 Interior Benchmarking" at this year's FDIC.

Globe Unveils New Gear and Supports Terry Farrell Firefighter Fund at FDIC 2014

March 20, 2014

Globe Manufacturing Company will demonstrate new turnout gear that is lighter and more flexible at FDIC.

FDIC 2014: Flawed Situational Awareness

March 20, 2014

Dr. Richard Gasaway, founder of Situational Awareness Matters, will present "Flawed Situational Awareness: The Stealth Killer of First Responders" at FDIC 2014.

Brotherhood Battle Coming to FDIC 2014

March 20, 2014

MSA is throwing a huge event for firefighters at FDIC 2014: The Brotherhood Battle is a scavenger hunt and a block party in downtown Indianapolis.

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