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  • Fdic

    Who went? what did you like? what did you not like? and are you going to go back next year?

    Also, did you pay for it out of pocket, or did your department pay for your to attend?
    If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it's that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!


  • #2
    Department Paid for it. We went to walk to exhibit floor.

    We are interested in a Bronto Skylift so we looked those over extensively. My personal mission was looking for some child and infant training manikins, and any innovative training ideas. I found a garage door cutting prop that i liked very much that I am gouing to do some more research on. We also purchased a 22 pound toddler manikin and a 44 pound child manikin. I also pickedup 2 samples of cleaning wipes that didn't contain alcohol.

    There was some very cool apparatus there including an industrial pumper with a 6256 GPM pump at draft with a 12 inch intake at the rear. West Allis Wisconsin had a Seagrave Aerialscope on display. This is the only Aerialscope in Wisconsin. Detroit had an engine, squad and a truck all from different manufacturers.

    If the Chief says I can go i will go again next year. I am hoping to take a class or 2 next year.
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate


    • #3
      I love digging up old posts ......

      I have been going to FDIC for the last 6 years and have been presenting for the last 4. IMO it is defiantly worth the money, but that being said, it ain't cheap after you get there, stay there, eat and register, especially if you are taking the Monday and Tuesday classes. You do have to be careful about the classes you take as sometimes the Boston and FDNY will present some great stuff, but they simply aren't workable with smaller community apparatus and manpower.

      I will be presenting again in 2019 - Small Box Store Fires with Limited Manpower ... Look me up.
      (And yes, that was a shameless plug)
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