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Firefighter News

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City officials said they were disappointed by the veto and may get a council session together to try to override it [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Source: Fire Rescue News
The state needs 3,000 to 4,000 more people to fully staff volunteer fire departments [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Source: Fire Rescue News
He set a fire on or in a detached garage; and elderly woman narrowly escaped from the house with her life [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Source: Fire Rescue News
He said he was glad to help and that it was one of those moments where he was in the right place at the right time [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Source: Fire Rescue News
But, neither federal nor Idaho fire officials require contractors to meet fitness requirements [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Source: Fire Rescue News

Our First FDIC Indianapolis

FDIC Indianapolis is simply amazing…

FDIC 2014 Indiana Convention Center This post is about our first visit to FDIC Indianapolis. For anyone who doesn’t know, this is a week long firefighter convention and training show in Indianapolis. I was told by plenty of other firefighters that you have to see it to believe it. I have attended some other smaller shows including Toronto so I get what it is about. You bring a bunch of firefighters to a big room and try to sell them some new trucks, gear or gizmos. This is where FDIC Indianapolis is completely different. First, it’s a week long and its big, real big, with attendance in the 32,000+ area. In fact I heard people come to visit FDIC from more than 55 countries. It’s more than a sales blitz. There is live hands on training, seminars, book signings, demonstrations and many famous people there too. When I say this I mean they are famous in the North American fire service mostly but also many are well known around the world too. You will see fire service icons like retired chiefs Alan Brunacini, Billy Goldfeder, Rick Lasky, John Salka, Bobby Halton and many others. [Read more...]