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Sights and sounds from FDIC 2024

More than 30,000 firefighters attended the annual training and education conference in Indianapolis


By FireRescue1 Staff

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 30,000 firefighters from across the country once again descended upon Indianapolis for a week filled with hands-on training, educational sessions, special events, product demonstrations and networking at FDIC 2024.

If you weren’t able to make the show, check out the following photos and videos that capture the essence of the event. And if you did attend, relive the milestone moments below.

Opening ceremonies

FDIC Education Director David Rhodes welcomed attendees to the show during two General Sessions and opening ceremonies Wednesday and Thursday morning. The events featured fire service leaders addressing a variety of cultural and health issues impacting firefighters.

Honoring fire service legends

Two fire service legends were honored during FDIC’s Thursday General Session.

Apparatus across the event

The exhibit hall floor is packed with trucks, engines, rescue and specialty units, and several unique rigs.

Exhibit hall hot products

Hundreds of vendors showcased the latest tools and technology on the exhibit hall floor, both in the convention center and at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Education sessions

Many education sessions were standing-room only.

Special events

From the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to the Stop, Drop and Rock event, there are always great ways to connect with fellow firefighters at FDIC.


Pipes and drums kick off the Stop, Drop and Rock event at FDIC 2024.

Photo/Kris Kazian

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