Getting Ready for FDIC? “INDY on Fire” Will Be the Place to Be!

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13888825782_171494db20_zWe are getting geared up for FDIC in less than 1 month. Over 30 thousand firefighters converge in Indianapolis each year for the largest annual firefighter conference in the U.S. I have been going for the past 6 years or so and enjoy hanging out with so many other great firefighters who are there to learn, share, and see what the latest technology is in the fire service.

If you are interested in sponsoring INDY on Fire or want to offer a raffle prize, please contact Rhett Fleitz at FireCritic@FireCritic.com!

This year will be just as great as the last!

While we prepare for our trip to Indy. Let me give you a couple of things to plan on doing while you are there. We know you guys will be filling your day-time with many great classes from great instructors from across the World…but we want to make sure you guys know when and where to let your hair down (for those with mullets), relax, and have fun. After all, this is the time when so many great ideas are thought up, discussed, and put into action.

Friday night, we are throwing our annual INDY on Fire event at The Crane Bay. Check out the FB page here and invite your friends. More info online here: http://www.firecritic.com/indy-fire/

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Wednesday night is the INDY Metro F.O.O.L.S. 2016 Brotherhood Bash. It is a great time with live music and does a great job of starting off FDIC.

Even though FDIC starts earlier than Wednesday. The majority of attendees arrive on Wednesday or Thursday. On Thursday, the exhibit halls open.

Thursday – April 21

bd_bk_whtYou can catch up us at the following:

1-3 pm in Black Diamond booth 801
3-4 pm in Viking Life-Saving Equipment booth 1101
4-6 pm in Holmatro booth 3637

Other booths you should check out:

MSA booth 2111
Holmatro booth 3637
Black Jack Flashlight Holder booth 345
FatIvan Door chock booth 343
WATERAX booth 4048
Firefighter Wife 24/7 commitment booth 8227
Viking Life-Saving Equipment booth 1101
AWOGS booth 13095

Other events:

The Heat Competition – more info

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Nightlife:

7-11pm – Stop, Drop, Rock n Roll 
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Stop, Drop, Rock n Roll. This event features a live auction and proceeds benefit the NFFF. 7-11 pm. More info

7-10pm MSA Blockparty
Intersection of South Capital Ave. and West Georgia St. Free Food and Drinks for all FDIC attendees (just wear your ID badge to get in!)
Win an EVOLUTION® 6000 TIC for your department and a Cairns® Fire Helmet for yourself! Participate in the G1 Readiness Race: Competition runs from 7-9pm; Prizes awarded at 9:15pm. Can’t make it to Indy? We challenge you to complete the Race via video submission any time during the week of FDIC.  What’s more?  MSA will donate $50 for every Readiness Race participant to The Chief Ray Downey Scholarship Fund. Want more info?  Visit www.msablockparty.com

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Friday – April 22

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Enter to win the Viking Shake Off Challenge. More info: http://www.viking-fireusa.com/en/nfpa

You can catch up us at the following:

10am – 12pm in WATERAX booth 4048
12 – 1pm in MSA booth 2111
1 – 2pm in Black Diamond booth 801

Other booths you should check out:

MSA booth 2111
Holmatro booth 3637
Black Jack Flashlight Holder booth 345
FatIvan Door chock booth 343
WATERAX booth 4048
Firefighter Wife 24/7 commitment booth 8227
Viking Life-Saving Equipment booth 1101
AWOGS booth 13095

Other events:

FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lucas Oil Stadium – more info

Firefighter Throwdown – more info

Nightlife:

Friday Night is the annual INDY on Fire party thrown by FireCritic.com, IronFiremen.com, and ModelCityFirefighter.com. FB event page here

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Saturday – April 23

You can catch up us at the following:

10 – 11 am in AWOGS booth 13095
11am – 1pm in Black Diamond booth 801

Other booths you should check out:

MSA booth 2111
Holmatro booth 3637
Black Jack Flashlight Holder booth 345
FatIvan Door chock booth 343
WATERAX booth 4048
Firefighter Wife 24/7 commitment booth 8227
Viking Life-Saving Equipment booth 1101
AWOGS booth 13095

Other events:

Firefighter Throwdown – more info

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