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Special Coverage: FDIC 2018

Here’s the newest and most interesting firefighter gear and technology from the annual FDIC conference, April 24-28 in Indianapolis. Visit this page for updated show and vendor coverage.

This year’s exhibitors broke the mold on booth displays, showcasing their products with hands-on challenges, demonstrations and displays
Assign MCI member roles, report often and maximize the first five minutes on scene to deploy triage quickly and keep incoming units informed
The company is offering two products to help warn rescue works of dangerous high voltage electrocution risks
The company’s extrication team will demonstrate best practices on 2016/2017 Ford Police Interceptors
The side-by-side vehicles are made for law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel
First Responder Center for Excellence and Firefighter Cancer Support Network were each given $25,000 at FDIC 2018
The company launched ECLIPSE, which is a lightweight SCBA cylinder
The front suspensions can be integrated with the company’s CLASS rear-drive axle suspensions
A stand-alone primary radio communication system and high temperature headset will be displayed
The investment will allow the two companies to develop UAS solutions for first responders
The wipes clean and kill 99.9 percent of germs to reduce the risk of infection
Attendees who visit the company’s booth to watch a live performance will receive a card for free download of “Big Red Truck (A Firefighter’s Life)”
The ION 2.0 cutter, spreaders, combination tool and RAM utilize the DEWALT FLE XVOLTTM battery platform
The company’s display will include a clean cab pumper and the all-new Saber
The LEVR System offers easy payout, reliable edge transition and simple descent control
The new line of headlamps offers increased function, durability and brightness
The scholarships encourage accelerated leadership development for select firefighters, emergency medical and hazmat personnel