29 days until the biggest, and best fire conference in the entire world FDIC!
If you have never been to FDIC then you are missing out. Words alone can not describe the experience that is FDIC. This conference is something near and dear to me, it is one of the few places on the planet that I feel entirely comfortable. 35,000 firefighters all together for one reason, to get better at being firefighters!
It is without a doubt one of my favorite times of the year!
One of the best parts of going to FDIC is getting to meet other bloggers, firefighters, and fire service mentors. FDIC does a great job of making these chances more plentiful, and other groups do as well. Here is what I have on tap:
Arriving Sunday afternoon
Monday: Nothing planned
Tuesday: Pre Conference Workshop 8am-12pm Reading Buildings: The Rapid Street Approach
Pre Conference Workshop 1:30pm-5:30pm Extrication Zone: EMS Aspects
Wednesday: Opening Ceremonies
INDY Metro Fools Brotherhood Bash (Jackson and Meridian St)
Thursday: General Session
Courage and Valor 5K https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=9996
Stop Drop and Rock and Roll (possibly) http://www.stopdroprocknroll.com/
Friday: Classroom Sessions
FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1428580
2014 Firefighter Turnout (hosted by some of your favorite fire service bloggers) https://www.facebook.com/events/231623773695739/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Additionally my wife Karen (@stickysidedwn) will be teaching a pre conference workshop on Tuesday titled, The Role of the EMS provider in large-scale incidents. She will also be at the Fire Engineering book store booth on Tuesday from 1-2 signing her book “Incident Command for EMS” http://www.pennwellbooks.com/inmaforems.html So if you are a company officer, EMS supervisor, EMS provider, or firefighter then go see Karen’s class, and go buy the book.
Lastly I will be live tweeting the conference, if you want to know where I am at, what I am doing and what is going on then follow me on twitter @averagejakeff. Make sure you also follow your other favorite bloggers, and FDIC itself. Make sure you follow the hash tag #fdic2014
If you are going to FDIC come say hi, if not follow along!
As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!