Issues and Challenges in Today's Fire Service

Firefighter Training Topics – Issues and Challenges in Today’s Fire Service
Chief (Ret.) Rick Lasky, Lewisville (TX) Fire Department, Battalion Chief (Ret.) John Salka, Fire Department of New York, and Chief (Ret.) Bobby Halton,


Discussion Highlights:
The fire service is faced with a vast array of issues and challenges. For 86 years, FDIC has been the place where honest discussions have led to workable solutions to these issues and challenges. This Big Room Session features three of North America’s most outspoken and informed practitioners. Join Rick Lasky, John Salka, and Bobby Halton as they tackle the most critical issues facing the fire service today in a no-holds-barred session. From pike poles to pensions, from VES (vent-enter-search) to VSP (victim survivability profiling), and from staffing to science, join the chiefs as they discuss the biggest issues in frank, open, and straightforward language.

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Fire-Dex Rocked FDIC 2013

The Fire-Dex 2012 Gear In Review {video}

With the release of our FX-R gear, 2012 has been a very exciting year.  Check it out!  Here’s to 2013.

Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center

The mission of the Michigan Firehouse Museum is “to enhance the appreciation for firefighting history through engaging and informative exhibits, as well as teaching and promoting fire safety and prevention.” The museum is housed in a restored firehouse, where visitors can view 25 changing exhibits, including antique fire trucks, tools, equipment and the largest collection of antique fire truck bells in the country.  The museum is part of the Motor Cities National Heritage Area.

The focus of the museum is the history of firefighting in the State of Michigan and the technology that has been developed over the years. You can learn more about the museum on their website, Facebook page or this video they have created on YouTube.

FDIC 2012 Recap

We had a great time at FDIC 2012!  We enjoyed sharing our newly released FX-R turnout gear and FDX G1 Structural Gloves with those in fire service.  Of course, we also enjoyed meeting firefighters and other first responders from all across the country.

Enjoy our video recap of our newly released gear and the winning faces of our Fire-Dex Challenge winners. See you next year!