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Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment is proud to offer this in-depth coverage of the daily sights, sounds, news and information as it happens at FDIC International—the world’s most comprehensive training-based conference on firefighting. FDIC International 2020 will be held April 20-25, and this page will update with the latest news of interest to the Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment audience.

For more video segments; classroom content; keynote speaker interviews, and more as it occurs during the exhibition. go to www.fdic.com.

Special Webcast Series – White Powder Calls, COVID-19, and Beyond: PPE, Decon, and SOPs

This event was recorded April 30, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

This Webcast will review identifying unknown powders and substances and also provide an overview of COVID-19 PPE considerations and decon. This information can serve as the basis for a standard operating procedure for your department that covers size-up; PPE; and respiratory selection, decontamination, and identification.

Special Webcast Series – Think Like an Incident Commander

This event was originally broadcast on May 7, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

This Webcast is geared to illustrate key points in preparation, size-up, fireground decision making, and communications. Videos, case studies, fireground radio transmissions, and interactive fire simulations are used to present the challenges inherent in making rapid emergency decisions. Viewers are offered tools to help them perform a skillful size-up, communicate effectively, and project control over chaotic emergency incidents.

Special Webcast Series – The New Firefight: Implementing the UL-FSRI Study Core Concepts for...

This event was originally broadcast on April 21, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

This Webcast combines the research and outreach initiatives of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) and presents curriculum relevant to strategic and tactical decision making and developing best practices for mounting an intelligent interior fire attack. The focus is on identifying the “real estate” between the so-called “aggressive” interior attack and “surround and drown.”

Special Webcast Series – Leadership and Succession: Planning for the Next Generation

This event was originally broadcast on April 16, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

Special Webcast Series – Overcoming Common Engine Company Mistakes and Fireground Problems

This event was originally broadcast on April 23, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

Learn how to overcome mistakes and problems that occur on the fireground. A distinction is made between a mistake and a problem. The need to have a Plan B, the most common mistakes and problems that occur on the fireground, and how to overcome them are discussed.

What You Need to Know about COVID-19

This event was recorded March 24, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing. This webcast will present what emergency medical providers need to know about COVID-19. In this informative and timely presentation, Katherine West reviews what we know about Covid-19 so far; It’s Origin, signs and symptoms, risk groups, modes or transmission, PPE, disinfection practices, and promising treatments. Will then open the discussion to you, the ones on the front lines of this world crisis.

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