Turning Up the Heat at FDIC 2014!

Firefighter Turnout with sponsors

It’s the one conference every firefighter should attend.  FDIC is April 7-12 this year…. will you be attending? YOU SHOULD BE! There will be over 70 classes presented by Elite Instructors (the BEST of the BEST), hundreds of exhibits filling both the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium and well as MANY, MANY more special events.

Ironfiremen and Fire Critic Meet Up at FDIC 2013Once again, Rhett (aka The Fire Critic) and I will be there! We wouldn’t miss it for the world…. it’s one of our favorite events of the year!

Last year, we were able to do something at FDIC that we have been wanting (hoping) to do for years….. we hosted our very own “Meet Up”.

It was a HUGE success!! We rented a side room at the Hard Rock Cafe, bought some food and beverages and invited our friends, fans and followers. It was our way of saying THANK YOU for all the support you’ve shown us over the years.

We PACKED the room and had well over 100 in attendance. Again, it was a huge success and far exceeded our expectations. You can read our “follow up” posts from FDIC and our “Meet Up” in the links below ….

Read “FDIC 2013 Ironfiremen & FireCritic Style” HERE

Read “FDIC Wrap Up..” from FireCritic HERE

Turnout logoWell, for FDIC 2014; we’re turning up the heat! We will be having another “meet up” but this year’s will be even bigger and better than last year’s! In the planning process, we quickly realized that the event was getting too big for us to handle alone. We didn’t hesitate at the chance to team up with Firefighter Wife (link) and Firefighters Worldwide (link) and our combined effort has since EXPLODED! This is going to be HUGE!!!!


We’re calling it the 2014 Firefighter Turnout! The event will be on Friday night (April 11th) from 5-11pm.

It will be an evening of camaraderie, food, drink, music, giveaways, contests, thousands of dollars in fire service prizes, the chance to meet popular fire bloggers & personalities & more! We have obtained a large venue (location close to the convention center and will be announced soon)  and will be sharing it with many of our closest friends, colleagues and fellow bloggers.

The event is SPONSORED by Paratech Fire & Rescue EquipmentAmkusTECGEN XTREMEBlack Diamond Fire and FireCam.

It’s HOSTED BY The Fire CriticWooden Ladders and Iron Firemen Blog,STATter911.comBoron ExtricationThe “Model City” FirefighterFirefighters WorldwidePhillyFireNews.comSConFire.comFirst Due TackleFirefighter Wife,Call the CopsFireNews.netFiregeezer and more ….

2014 Firefighter Turnout!  Friday, April 11, 2014 from 5-11pm.

You do NOT want to miss this event …. make plans to attend NOW.

Sign up via our Face Book Event Page HERE

We will continue to update you with the details etc. The Fire Critic (Rhett Fleitz) and I will also be putting out our schedule so you’ll know EXACTLY where to find us…

The Fire Critic and IronFiremen.com Invite you to the “2014 Firefighter Turnout” click HERE

We can’t wait and hope to see you there… until then, stay SAFE and in House!

Captain Wines