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  • DOD F&E Services Awards/F-R-I

    ...has anybody ever been to the annual DoD Fire and Emergency Services Awards Conference before hosted by the IAFCs?

  • #2
    Yep, last year-one of my Marine's won the FF of the Year Award for Heroism. What do you want to know?

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    • #3
      My dept's sending me this year, i've never been before, just curious what it's like.

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      • #4
        FRI is nothing like FDIC. It's all administration and procedures. Don't bother bringing your bunker gear.

        There are days of meetings for each service, some DoD-wide sessions, and a couple days that are set aside for the exhibits and IAFC general sessions. The most important thing is to network and meet your counterparts. Make sure you leave with a POC list or attendance roster-it will be invaluable. I saw from your profile you are involved in your training division. I'm sure the AF will deluge you with info on school seats and CDC updates.

        Take the time to wander the manufacturer's exhibits. Make sure you check out the booth AFRL usually puts out, you'll see some info about the P-19 replacement they are working on. Last year they also had a TIC that fit inside a helmet above the suspension. Not too mention all the cool options for ARFF rigs and equipment you won't see anywhere else.

        The awards banquet is your standard banquet with a small overpriced meal and lots of bigwigs giving speeches. The small meal is probably so they won't see us bust out of our class As. That said, I've been to a couple and they are worth going to. I'm always surprised at some of the things our guys do.

        If you want to know more, ask, but that's the basics that I could think of.

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        • #5
          Excellent, thanks for the info, gunny. Just curious what kinda stuff goes on. I expect there to be all kinds of meetings and such, but I look forward to it.

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          • #6
            GunnyV - We (Selfridge) won the AF FD of the year for small base category. Unsure if you had heard this through the grapevine or not.
            check out our website: www.firstduefiresupply.com

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            • #7
              I hadn't heard. Outstanding!!! I'll have to drop in and say congrats.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by angfireman
                GunnyV - We (Selfridge) won the AF FD of the year for small base category. Unsure if you had heard this through the grapevine or not.
                gunny, do you know who the nominees are for the separate services?

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                • #9
                  Negative, just the Marines and what angfireman just posted about Selfridge.

                  Marine awards:
                  FIRE DEPT OF THE YEAR - WINNER - SMALL - MWSS -271.
                  FIRE OFFICER OF THE YEAR - SSGT KENNETH ALDREDGE - MCAS CAMP PENDLETON;
                  FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR - SGT BRANDIN FOOS - MWSS -271.
                  THESE INDIVIDUALS AND UNITS WILL ALSO BE RECOGNIZED AT THE 15 SEP DOD AWARDS BANQUET.

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                  • #10
                    Congrats to ALL

                    I will be representing the ARMY at the DOD Awards banquet. I just wanted to wish all of you good luck and a sincere congrats to all who made it this far!

                    FMFD127

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                    • #11
                      Fri

                      I will be wondering around the exhibits myself. Maybe some of us might bump into each other (if we are that clumsy).
                      Just someone trying to help! (And by the way....Thanks for YOUR help!)

                      Aggressive does not have to equal stupid.

                      ** "The comments made here are this person's views and possibly that of the organizations to which I am affiliated" **

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                      • #12
                        I won't make it, my command has no $

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                        • #13
                          Did anyone make it and if so who were all the winners?
                          Lilyogi

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lilyogi
                            Did anyone make it and if so who were all the winners?
                            I know that Army won quite a few of the awards. I think more than half.

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                            • #15
                              cgerd,

                              congrats on taking the DOD FF of the year... I know it's late but I thought I'd post it anyway

                              Dan

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