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.
If you're serious about your training and have a passion for knowledge, FDIC International remains the place to be.
Although FDIC International 2020 has been postponed, Paul Combs is sharing some conference-inspired cartoons from the archives this week.
We are postponing FDIC International and are in conversations with the Indiana Convention Center and Convention & Visitors Bureau for new dates.
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.
When we respond for a report of an odor of smoke in a building at a commercial occupancy, a crew is almost always ordered to the roof. Why?
The focus will be on the most common residential and commercial locks and the numerous options to defeat them whether on EMS calls, service calls, or the fireground. Methods, tools, and tactics used for nondestructive entry, through-the-lock, and light forcible entry are presented, including using these methods on occupied/possibly occupied dwellings/structures.
Here is an in-depth look at when to deploy the 2½-inch line; how to select, stretch, and operate a medium-diameter fire attack package; and practical solutions for developing competency in 2½-inch operations regardless of your department's staffing or size.
For his extraordinary display of courage, valor, and extreme bravery at the fire in which he lost his life, Lieutenant Jason Menard is the recipient of the 2020 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award.
The focus is on the impact of officers on the operation and culture of a fire department and the differences between the role of the 21st-century officer and that of previous years.