FDIC International

Buddy Cale teaching Essentials in Fire Investigation class at FDIC International 2017

Buddy Cales Essentials of Fire Investigation: the Complete Fire Scene Investigation

Regardless of the number of fire scene investigations you do annually, a fire investigaton must ensure his investigation process is thorough, systematic, comprehensive, and complete every time, Buddy Cales told students at his “Essentials of Fire Investigation” workshop Tuesday morning.


REV Group Acquires Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc.

REV Group (REVG), a $2+ billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services, today announced the acquisition of Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc.

Live from FDIC, Day 2

We’re broadcasting LIVE every day from the Indiana Convention Center during the week of FDIC International 2017. Watch today's hangout with members of Sons of the Flag and Jeremy Hurd of Chaplain's Corner.

Video: FDIC International Hands-On Training, Day 1

Check out a video from Monday's hands-on training at FDIC International 2017.

FDIC International: Drone's Eye View of Hands-On Training

Check out more drone footage from Day 2 of hands-on training at FDIC International 2017, courtesy of W.S. Darley and Hoverfly.

FDIC Instructors: Must-Share Moments, Part 3

FDIC instructors tell Mary Jane Dittmar about events or details that shaped their FDIC International presentations for this year.

A Day at FDIC International: Touring HOT

Amanda from the Pennwell Fire Group social team toured the hands-on training sites on Monday at FDIC International 2017. You can see a collection of her Facebook live videos below, including viewing the loading of the buses with FDIC Education Director Bobby Halton, live-fire training, and more.

VIDEO: Panindre and Smith On "Multimedia Training for Firefighters"

During FDIC International 2017's Monday afternoon preconference workshops, Prabodh Panidre and Erik Smith offered students an interactive, hands-on classroom experience with ALIVE (Advanced Learning Integrated through Visual Environments), a scenario-based, interactive, multimedia training methodology that disseminates firefighter safety related research and educates firefighters for a wide variety of firefighting topics.

The Heart of a Firefighter

“We must begin to think about safety differently.  We must embrace Health as well as Safety: To be safe, you must be healthy,” Feature Speaker Denise Smith, director of the Skidmore College First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory, stressed in her address at Thursday’s General Session.


FDIC Instructors: Must-Share Moments, Part 4

Fire Engineering Senior Editor Mary Jane Dittmar talked to some of our FDIC International instructors about events or bits of knowledge that impacted their presentations for this year's show.

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