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FDIC International Postponed to August 2021

As a result of both the State of Indiana’s government direction, general public health advisories and many industry travel restrictions in response to the ongoing impact of the COVID 19 pandemic the upcoming FDIC International, scheduled to take place on April 19-24, 2021 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium will now take place August 19-24, 2021.
FDIC Manufacturers Showcase 2020

FDIC Manufacturers Showcase 2020

Although FDIC International 2020 was cancelled, you can learn more about some of the manufacturers who are committed to fire service success in this year's Manufacturers Showcase.

FDIC International Unveils Plans for a United Fire Conference in Place of FDIC International...

The event has committed to donating 50% of the registration revenue collected to support the following organizations: Tunnel to Towers and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
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Class: Main Street Optics, Part 1

Joe Pronesti offers this three-part class that provides the tools for successfully responding to a fire in a legacy building on your Main Street.
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Commentary: FDIC…You Can Get There from Here

John Alston reflects on the pandemic, its effect on the fire service and the wider world, and the underlying values of our fire heritage and what that means during times of crisis.

Drawn by Fire: Well of Knowledge

FDIC International means it's time to greet old friends, meet new ones, learn from the best instructors on the planet, and see what new innovations the fire industry has to offer.
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Drawn by Fire: Share It

Although FDIC International 2020 has been postponed, Paul Combs is sharing some conference-inspired cartoons from the archives this week.

Special Webcast Series – The New Firefight: Implementing the UL-FSRI Study Core Concepts for...

This event was recorded April 21, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

This Webcast combines the research and outreach initiatives of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) and presents curriculum relevant to strategic and tactical decision making and developing best practices for mounting an intelligent interior fire attack. The focus is on identifying the “real estate” between the so-called “aggressive” interior attack and “surround and drown.”

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FDIC International 2020 Postponed: Update

We are postponing FDIC International and are in conversations with the Indiana Convention Center and Convention & Visitors Bureau for new dates.

FDIC Preview: Eddie Buchanan Instructs on “Building High-Performance Combination Departments”

Topics include developing local ordinances that establish authority for organizational consolidation, establishing a healthy relationship with all stakeholders, developing training standards for volunteer and paid members, and much more.