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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.


HME Ahrens-Fox Introduces Hot-Dipped Galvanized Chassis

April 7, 2014

HME Ahrens-Fox, a custom fire apparatus manufacturer, has announced a product enhancement for the fire service with the introduction of their hot-dipped galvanized frame rails, cross members, rear support structure, tank cradles, and other chassis components.

FDIC 2014: Firefighting Tactics for the Modern Fire Environment

April 6, 2014

"Since operating in the fire service today is much different than in years past, firefighters are fighting fires that burn much hotter and faster, and the required skill set for firefighters is much broader than simply putting out fires, the fire service must change the way it instructs its members,” stresses Lt. Scott Kraut, Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue. The instructor for the “Modern Training Techniques for Tactical Success” workshop on Monday, explains: “When considering the low-frequency/high-risk model in all of the tasks that fire service members respond to in today’s world, training has never been more important.”

Video: Bobby Halton on FDIC 2014

April 6, 2014

Bobby Halton, editor in chief of Fire Engineering magazine, stopped by FOX 59 studios to discuss this year's Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC 2014), the world's largest firefighter training conference, taking place this week in Indianapolis, Indiana.

FDIC 2014 Preview: Fire and Rescue Cutting Torch Operations

April 3, 2014

Hyannis (MA) Fire Department Lieutenant Thomas Kenney will be teaching "Fire and Rescue Cutting Torch Operations" at FDIC 2014.

200 Firefighters Needed for Thermal Imaging Study at FDIC

April 2, 2014

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is looking for firefighters to use and evaluate a new, innovative technology in thermal imaging

Trident Emergency Products at FDIC 2014

April 2, 2014

Visit Booth #7015 at FDIC 2014 to see the latest inventions from Trident Emergency Products.

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.

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