FDIC International

Pierce Ascendant 100’ Aerial Tower Unveiled at FDIC International 2018

Pierce today introduced a new, uncompromising addition to the Pierce Ascendant Class of Aerials at FDIC International 2018.

HURST Jaws of Life Offers First Responders Four New Rescue Tool Choices

Lifetime Achievement Award: William Goldfeder

William “Billy” Goldfeder was awarded the 2018 FDIC Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement award at this morning’s General Session.

Lt. Paul Combs, Bryan (OH) Fire Department, Receives FE/ISFSI Instructor of the Year Award

Lieutenant Paul D. Combs, Bryan (OH) Fire Department, has been named the 2018 Fire Engineering/International Society of Fire Service Instructors George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award. Presenting the award at the FDIC 2018 General Session on Thursday were Steve Pegram, ISFSI president, and Glenn P. Corbett, technical editor, Fire Engineering

Horn: Today's Firefighters Must Ignite Young People's Passion for Service and Leadership

Gavin Horn, director of research at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, discussed his passion for the fire service during his Thursday morning remarks at the General Session of FDIC International 2018.

'The Tyranny of the Collective' vs. the 'Indomitable Strength of the Individual'

“How did we get to a place where when things go wrong—and they will—you are damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t?” Chief Bobby Halton, education director, FDIC/editor in chief of Fire Engineering, posed this question to the audience at today’s General Session. 

DT Research Showcases First Rugged Tablet Purpose-built for 3D Interactive Training, First Responders and Law Enforcement

DT Research today announced the DT340T, an IP65 rated Rugged Tablet with a 14-inch full-HD vivid display and dedicated high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX Graphic Card that supports high video processing within a wider screen.

Emerging Technologies: The Yin and Yang of Robot Assisted Emergency Response

At the Emerging Technologies classroom, “The Yin and Yang of Robot Assisted Emergency Response,” Dr. John G. Blitch reviewed the development of robotics, its future, and the possible application to the emergency services.

Hygenall Corporation Announces New Firefighter Safety Products

On April 26 at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC), HYGENALL CORPORATION, announced the launch of 3 new Full-Spectrum™ cleaning and decontamination products aimed at helping to reduce hazards associated with modern firefighting chemical exposure. 

FDIC CLASSROOM VIDEO: Yohan Baillot Presents "Augmented Reality for Firefighters"

Presented by ARCortex CEO Yohan Baillot during Wednesday morning classroom sessions, "Augmented Reality for Firefighters" took an indepth look at this increasingly relevant visualization solution for first responders that allows them unsurpassed new avenues for situational awareness and training.   

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