What to expect at FDIC International 2022


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The FDIC (Fire Department Instructors Conference) International trade show is one of the largest events for the fire safety market in the world and is certainly holds the distinction of being a massive event held in the US state of Indianapolis.  

The 2020 edition of the show was cancelled in the immediate aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic clamping down all events, trade shows, and travel suspension. FDIC International 2022 is set to host several thousand professionals from the fire and rescue sector across the last week of April 2022 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium.  

FDIC International also holds the distinction of being one of the oldest trade shows for the fire and safety industry. Over the past 94 years, the trade show has established itself as the premiere training-focused fire industry conference and exhibition in the world.  

This year will be no different with high quality and world-class instructors, classrooms, workshops, H.O.T evolutions and the most innovative products and services available to the industry displayed by over 800 exhibiting companies.  

This year, the prestigious awards will be eagerly anticipated, with accolades such as the Fire Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award, Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award, George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award, and the Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award up for grabs.  

The Fire Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award has been given out during the General Session at FDIC since 1998. In 2009, the award was renamed for Tom Brennan, who was the editor of Fire Engineering for eight years and a technical editor until he passed away in 2006.  

New for 2022 is JEMS Con, which is aimed towards firefighters and first responders for training and sourcing destination. The JEMS Con will be co-located alongside FDIC International and was born out of extensive outreach and critical conversations with EMS providers, exhibitors, medical directors, and professionals. We wish you a successful and productive FDIC 2022 with plenty of learning, knowledge-sharing, and experiences in the US Midwest. 

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