FDIC Itinerary for The Fire Critic and Iron Firemen. Be Sure To Be at our Meetup on Friday!

FDIC promises to be a great time again this year. I have heard from so many of you all who are going to be there this year and I look forward to seeing many of you again as well as meeting many of you for the first time. Willie, myself, and others travelling with us will be getting in on Wednesday and heading out Sunday.

If you are going to FDIC and do anything…climb. Climb for our Fallen Brothers. 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lucas Oil Stadium (Facebook Event Page) (Register Here)

First off, let me start off by inviting you to our meetup. That’s right…for the first time, Captain Wines and I are putting on a meetup of our own. This will give everyone a chance to hang out, mingle, and maybe drink a few beers. Be at Hard Rock Cafe Indy on Friday night at 8:30pm. We originally planned the event at a different bar. We have had so many people say they are coming we had to move it.  We created a Facebook Event page for the meetup. The National Firefighters Endowment will also be represented.

Facebook Event Page for our Meetup on Friday

Paul Hasenmeier (First Due Tackle) has his itinerary here. Be sure to stop by the @Tecgen Booth #403 on Thursday from 2-3. They are giving away free gear!

More info on the TECGEN giveaway here

Andrew Catron (Model City Firefighter) has his itinerary up here 

Here is the rest of the itinerary and special events surrounding FDIC outside of all of the great classes being put on (which is the reason why most of you go to FDIC in the first place). Please excuse me if I have any errors on times, I believe it is correct though.

And yes…we will be sporting our kilts including our new Bunker Kilts and our Alt Kilts.

Wednesday April 24

7:30am-6pm – Attendee Registration

1pm-5pm – Firefighter Combat Challenge South Street Exhibitor Relay

5pmFire Service Warrior Meetup at The Ram Restaurant and Brewery – Meet up with the FSW Team and community after the classroom sessions let out and before the FOOLS Bash. (Facebook Event Page)

5pm – FOOLS Brotherhood Bash 2013 – Corner of Jackson St. & Meridian St . Gates open at 1700 hours and Must Be 21. $5 Donation Please. Featuring: Bagpipes and Drums and Rosie Soul and the Rock and Roll Cowboys Band. Fine tasty products served by the Gorgeous Hooter Girls. Coors/Miller products, Jameson, Absolute, Baileys, Captain Morgan

5:30 – 8:30pmColumbia Southern University welcomes our alumni, students and FDIC attendees to join us for a Networking Social! It is Wednesday, April 24 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Indianapolis Marriot Downtown in conjunction with the FDIC Conference in Indianapolis, IN. Let us know if you would like to join us for a great networking social event! If you have any questions or would like to attend please email Cecile Nelson at cecile.nelson@columbiasouthern.edu

Thursday April 25

9am-5pm – Firefighter Combat Challenge

12pm-6pm – Exhibits Open at 12pm for Lucas Oil Stadium and South Street Exhibits

1pm-6pm– Exhibits Open at Indiana Convention Center

Read more about what is going on in the MN8 Foxfire Booth here!

6pm-9pm – Courage & Valor 5K Run at White River State Park (Facebook Event Page) (Register Online Today!)

7pm-11pmStop, Drop, Rock and Roll to benefit the NFFF. Indiana Roof Ballroom

Friday April 26

8:30am-11am – National Honor Guard Competition in the 500 Ballroom

9am-5pm – Exhibits Open at 12pm for Lucas Oil Stadium and South Street Exhibits

10am-5pm– Exhibits Open at Indiana Convention Center

12pm-4:30pm9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lucas Oil Stadium (Facebook Event Page) (Register Here) – Fire service members convene in high rise buildings across the United States to climb 110 stories as a tribute to their fallen brothers . The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a race, but an opportunity to honor and remember the 343 FDNY members who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live.

1pm-3pm – Adam Ferrara signing autographs at Lucas Oil Stadium special events stage

5pm-10pm – Indianapolis IAFF Local 416 Open House at Union Hall. Including the 17th Annual Indy Pumper Pull. More info on their web site here

8:30pmFire Critic and Iron Firemen Meetup at Hard Rock Cafe Indianapolis (Facebook Event Page)

Saturday April 27

9am-2pm– All Exhibits open

  • Captain Wines and I will be at the MN8 FoxFire booth #5571 most of the day.

9am-12pm – Firefighter Combat Challenge There are some more events listed on the FDIC special events page without full details. See them here.