FDIC International

2018 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award Presented to Cobb County (GA) Firefighter Rusty Brown

During today's Opening Ceremony of FDIC International 2018, Cobb County (GA) Firefighter Rusty Brown was presented with the Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award for his role in a 2017 rescue.

Opening Ceremony Keynoter Dan DeGryse Offers Straight Talk

In his “Straight Talk” keynote address this morning at the Opening Session, Daniel DeGryse, director of the Rosecrance Florian Program and a battalion chief in the Chicago (L) Fire Department, celebrated the fact that Mental Health was now a prominent topic at FDIC International.

Halton: Firefighters Cannot NOT Help People

Chief Bobby Halton, editor in chief Fire Engineering/FDIC International education director, bolstered the energy and passion of the audience at this morning’s Opening Session with his “Welcome” address, providing the surge in their spirit of renewal and dedication that attendees have come to expect from FDIC.

Eric Hurst explaining social media for fire departments.

Mastering Social Media and Photography Workshop

The public information officer for the South Metro (CO) Fire Rescue, Hurst emphasized that the fire department should use social media to get their story out first, which will allow it to set the narrative.

Trusted Voices: Live from FDIC International 2018, Day Three

All this week at FDIC International 2018, Monday through Friday, we will be featuring live radio and hangouts from the show, sponsored by 3M Scott Fire & Safety. Watch the Wednesday hangout, which features Anthony Avillo and Jim Duffy, Doug Cline, and more!

FDIC WORKSHOP VIDEO: Mike Benadum on Lessons Learned from a Double LODD

On January 24, 2016, the Toledo (OH) Fire Rescue Department (TRFD) suffered not just one but two line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) when its members Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman perished after the apartment in which they were working flashed over. This horrific incident formed the basis of TFRD Captain Mike Bendaum's presentation "Double Line-of-Duty Deaths: Lessons Learned" at FDIC International on Tuesday afternoon. 

Trusted Voices: Live from FDIC International 2018, Day Two

All this week at FDIC International 2018, Monday through Friday, we will be featuring live radio and hangouts from the show, sponsored by 3M Scott Fire & Safety. Check out the Tuesday video.

Waterous Aquis Ultraflow Foam Proportioner

Waterous Displays Aquis™ Ultraflow 300 GPM Foam Proportioner at FDIC

What makes the AQUIS ULTRAFLOW different is that you do not need individual controllers. All control is done through the Tellurus Digital Control Panel. This saves valuable panel space and cost since you do not need 24 individual controls.

FDIC WORKSHOP VIDEO: Matt Sloane on Starting a Fire Service Drone Program

Skyfire Consulting CEO Matt Sloane offered his insight on one of the most increasingly innovative aspects of the fire service with his FDIC International workshop "Starting a Drone Program for Your Department."

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