It will be a busy week of training, exhibits and fun and it’s THE place to be for anyone in fire or emergency services!
The Fire Critic, Model City Firefighter and myself will be easy to find. As usual, we will be in many of the booths down on the exhibit floor as well as at many other evening events throughout the week. You can find our complete schedule in the links below… Be sure to drop by and say hello!
Once again, this year; we are also throwing one of the biggest and best parties at FDIC! Indy on Fire (link) will be held on Friday, April 22 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Crane Bay Event site in Indianapolis.
Here are our TOP 10 reasons not to miss Indy on Fire:
Food and Drinks
The first 500 people through the door will receive a free drink ticket, and additional beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Finger foods will also be served.
Feeling lucky? Get ready to try your luck at casino games!
You Can Help Support Firefighters and Their Families
This year’s event will benefit the non-profit organization 24-7 Commitment (Link – 247commitment.org). Indy on Fire is free, but we are suggesting a minimum $5 donation towards 24-7 Commitment. (Read more about 24-7 Commitment here: (link to blog post below once posted)
That’s right, we are offering exclusive Indy on Fire T-shirts! This tri-blend red soft-style shirt will be on sale at the Indy on Fire event or the 24-7 Commitment Booth 8227 in Lucas Oil Stadium at FDIC for $20 each. Limited quantities are available, so you may want to pre-order at : http://247commitment.org/indyonfire and your shirt will be ready for pick-up at the 24-7 Commitment booth or at Indy on Fire.
Amazing Raffle and Amazing Prizes
Lots of amazing prizes have been donated by many generous fire services companies and individuals. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the night and the first 500 people will receive one free ticket. Raffle prizes are still coming in but so far we’ve received prizes and prize packages from Firefighter Art, BLASTMask, Firefighter Art (Artist Jodi Monroe), Fireman Up, FireMelon USA, First In-Last Out Fire Equipment & Training, MN8-Foxfire and Phenix Fire Helmets.
10 FULL sets of turnout gear
The lucky winner of the VIKING Shake Off Video Challenge will also be announced at Indy on Fire. The winning fire department will receive an impressive package of 10 sets of Viking MACS turnout gear, Phenix fire helmets, Black Diamond boots, Majestic Fire Apparel hoods and gloves and glove straps by Leatherhead Concepts.
Pipes and Drums
One of the highlights of the evening is sure to be the performance by the Pipes and Drums. They will march in the doors, work their way through the crowd and then take center stage… you wont want to miss this performance!
Great Sponsor Booths
Indy on Fire is possible thanks to the involvement of our generous sponsors. Please be certain to visit with them at the party and check out their booths at FDIC. This year’s sponsors include: AWOGS, Black Diamond Footwear, Fire Cam Police and Fire Cameras, Holmatro, Viking Life Saving Equipment and Waterax. Hats, koozies and challenge coins are rumored to be among some of the giveaways our sponsors are bringing to Indy on Fire.
Hope to see you all there… Stay SAFE and in House!