FDIC week is here, look out Indianapolis! It will be a busy week of training, exhibits and fun!
As you know, Me, Willie Wines Jr. of Wooden Ladders and Iron Firemen Blog (IronFiremen.com) and Andrew Catron of the Model City Firefighter (ModelCityFirefighter.com) are once again throwing one of the best parties at FDIC. Indy on Fire will be held on Friday, April 22 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Crane Bay Event site in Indianapolis. Our full
Here are our top reasons not to miss Indy on Fire:
1.Everyone is Invited
Indy on Fire is open to everyone! Last year, more than 1,000 people attended.
2. Food and Drinks
The first 500 people through the door will receive a free drink ticket, and additional beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Finger foods will also be served.
3. Casino Games
Feeling lucky? Get ready to try your luck at casino games!
4. You Can Help Support Firefighters and Their Families
This year’s event will benefit the non-profit organization 24-7 Commitment (Link – 247commitment.org). Indy on Fire is free, but we are suggesting a minimum $5 donation towards 24-7 Commitment. Read more about 24-7 Commitment here.
5. Exclusive T-Shirts
That’s right, we are offering exclusive Indy on Fire T-shirts! This tri-blend red soft-style shirt will be on sale at the Indy on Fire event or the 24-7 Commitment Booth 8227 in Lucas Oil Stadium at FDIC for $20 each. Limited quantities are available, so you may want to pre-order at : http://247commitment.org/indyonfire and your shirt will be ready for pick-up at the 24-7 Commitment booth or at Indy on Fire.
6. Amazing Raffle and Amazing Prizes
Lots of amazing prizes have been donated by many generous fire services companies and individuals. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the night and the first 500 people will receive one free ticket and additional tickets can be won at the casino tables. Raffle prizes are still coming in but so far we’ve received prizes and prize packages from Firefighter Art, BLASTMask, Firefighter Art (Artist Jodi Monroe), Fireman Up, FireMelon USA, First In-Last Out Fire Equipment & Training, MN8-Foxfire and Phenix Fire Helmets.
The lucky winner of the VIKING Shake Off Video Challenge will also be announced at Indy on Fire. The winning fire department will receive an impressive package of 10 sets of Viking MACS turnout gear, Phenix fire helmets, Black Diamond boots, Majestic Fire Apparel hoods and gloves and glove straps by Leatherhead Concepts.
7. Free Challenge Coins
A free limited edition Indy on Fire Challenge Coin will be available to the first 500 people through the door!
8. Pipes and Drums
One of the highlights of the evening is sure to be performances by the Pipes and Drums, scheduled to appear twice during the evening.
9. Great Sponsor Booths
Indy on Fire is possible thanks to the involvement of our generous sponsors. Please be certain to visit with them at the party and check out their booths at FDIC. This year’s sponsors include: AWOGS, Black Diamond Footwear, Fire Cam Police and Fire Cameras, Holmatro, Viking Life Saving Equipment and Waterax. Hats, koozies and challenge coins are rumored to be among some of the giveaways our sponsors are bringing to Indy on Fire.
Schedule of booth appearances:
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
10am – 12pm in WATERAX booth 4048
12 – 1pm in MSA booth 2111
1 – 2pm in Black Diamond booth 801
10 – 11 am in AWOGS booth 13095
11am – 1pm in Black Diamond booth 801
1 – 2pm in Viking Life-Saving Equipment booth 1101
10. We will be there!
That’s right…we will be there. But it isn’t us you will be coming to see. It is over 1500 of our closest friends who will be there! That’s why I’m going!