Fire Service Traditions and History

FDIC Then and Now: 1967 and 2019

Check out this report on the 39th Fire Department Instructors Conference in 1967 HERE. From an educational conference that in its first year (1928) attracted eight attendees, by 1967, had 4,270 fire service instructors present. Fifty-one years later, the 2019 FDIC International conference boasts more than 34,000 fire and rescue professionals from more than 65 countries around the world, world-class instructors, classrooms, workshops, H.O.T. evolutions, and the most innovative products and services available to the industry displayed by over 800 exhibiting companies. What were the foremost concerns in the fire service in 1967? How do they compare to those of 2019?