Photos: FDIC 2023 snapshots
Thousands gathered in Indianapolis for training, met friends old and new, checked out gear and vehicles, supported Ukrainian firefighters and more
INDIANAPOLIS — FDIC is big. Even if you were among the thousands in attendance, you could not have seen everything.
To see people and things you missed or look back at what you have enjoyed, here’s a roundup of moments people thought were worth sharing.
Let’s start with a traditional sound.
Actor/comedian Adam Ferrara made quite an entrance.
It was an honor to be asked to join in the opening ceremony of the @FDICevent I now want to travel every where with a backup band🙌 (and yes that’s my serious don’t want to mess up face😁) #fdic #fdic2023 pic.twitter.com/6ontz7MJBs— Adam Ferrara (@adamferrara) April 27, 2023
The bagpipers sound so good because they’ve been practicing.
UP TO THE CHALLENGE
Did you try it?
Members of Lake Travis (Texas) Fire Rescue cheered for Lt. David Clark.
RUN TO REMEMBER
This is a moving memorial. Kelli Jo Lynch of the German Township Volunteer Fire Department participated in the 5K in honor of a fallen friend.
THE MORE YOU KNOW
FDIC included many opportunities to learn. There’s a variety of educational topics on tap.
EMS1 Editorial Director Greg Freise, MS, NRP, shared this nugget of knowledge.
POSES WITH PATCH
Indianapolis Firefighter Derek Huff brought his dog, Patch, to FDIC. At 11 months old, the Dalmatian fits right in!
SUPPORT FOR UKRAINIAN FIREFIGHTERS
FDIC attendees met Ukrainian firefighters and offered their support.
Some showed their support on flags.
My session is Finished, but I won’t stop being proud of being a part of #FDIC2023 and the fantastic crew they put it together, my fellow educators, and the thousands of brothers and sisters here to take back the skills to make their communities safer and better. pic.twitter.com/GQqO1snK2d— Rommie Duckworth (@romduck) April 27, 2023
Ukrainian firefighters had an unforgettable experience.
Our Ukrainian firefighters recently participated in the #FDIC 2023 H.O.T., the largest gathering of firefighters in the world. In a few words, they said it's an unforgettable experience! 🔥 #FDIC2023 #Firefighters #internationalfirefighters #networking #training #helpukraine pic.twitter.com/9IwqNPz56s— Help Ukrainian Firefighters (@HelpUkrainianF1) April 27, 2023
NOT JUST FRIENDS – FAMILY
Many attendees reunited with buddies and made new friends.
You might recognize some familiar faces including social media star Jason Patton.
There’s no one quite like your dad – and other people know it, too.
A very humbling and grateful experience!— AndyStarnesFire (@KTFBurnsDC) April 26, 2023
My beautiful wife Sarah Bond Starnes drove my Dad Joe Starnes up to FDIC 2023.
To the guys from Monroe Fire Department NC who made sure we had a seat at opening ceremonies; Thank you!
I then spent the day taking him around and visiting… pic.twitter.com/ptg1T0cDut
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