On April 24-29 this year, the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis will be an educational hub of all things fire safety. FDIC International offers thousands of Fire & Rescue professionals from around the world, quality world-class instructors, classrooms, workshops, H.O.T. Evolutions and the most innovative products and services available to the industry displayed by over 800 companies exhibiting at the event. The FDIC experience is more than your traditional trade show, it is all about the learning and sharing with your peers formally and informally through knowledge driven conversations, developing relationships and friendships, and recharging your passion for the industry.
Last year over 30,000 registered fire industry professionals attended the show, and 40% of those had not attended the event the year before. Over 60% of these attendees had purchasing decisions for their department, and is only likely to increase at this year’s event. FDIC International offers thousands of Fire & Rescue professionals from around the world, world-class instructors, classrooms, workshops, H.O.T evolutions, products and services available to the industry displayed by over 800 exhibiting companies. The FDIC Experience is about learning and sharing with your peers formally and informally through hallway conversations, developing life-long friendships, and recharging your passion for the industry.
As we are all well-aware, in-person events are the best place for networking. Whilst LinkedIn and online video calls were the norm for a few years, no one can deny that in-person networking is the highlight of attending any event. Being able to grow your network, as well as learning from others in the same industry who may have experiences that you can learn from.
One of the unique selling points of FDIC is the amount of access to Hands-on Training for firefighters all around the world. It is here where you can learn the latest tactics, standards, best practice and equipment instructions and demonstrations and get involved directly in the action.
H.O.T. Evolutions: Taking place every morning starting on Monday 24 April before the conference starts, Hands-on Training (H.O.T.) Evolutions at FDIC International are something you must experience to fully appreciate. These aren’t your “weekend training events” commonly popping up around the country. They cover the latest technology and techniques in the fire service, instructed by key players within the industry. No other event in the world contains the vast amount of topics and locations presented at FDIC International. Firefighters that attend these H.O.T. Evolutions not only become better firefighters, but the information they take back to their hometown departments have an exponential impact on the overall safety of countless communities around the world.
Classroom Sessions: Taking place from 10:30am Thursday 27 April, FDIC International offers more ways than ever to learn the latest tactics, techniques, and technologies designed to take your knowledge to the next level.
Perhaps one of the most distinguishing aspects of FDIC’s Classroom Sessions is the world-renowned instructors. While you’ll certainly find the largest gathering of industry icons at FDIC International, you’ll also find new instructors from around the world presenting groundbreaking topics.
Pre-Conference Workshops: Pre-Conference Workshops feature both 4-hour and 8-hour formats that provide an in-depth look at specific topics, covering new areas of interest within the fire service, as well as traditional training topics. Choose from a variety of topics and prepare to walk away with new insights, ideas and approaches to your work.
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