What I consider one of the best training conferences for the fire services is the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC.) This conference is known for its outstanding Hands On Training (HOT), hundereds of workshops and huge vendor show. Many manufacturers use FDIC as the venue to unveil new products to the fire service. Several N.C. firefighters, including myself, are traveling to Indianapolis this week to attend FDIC. Be on the lookout for my daily reports from FDIC starting Wednesday (March 23). Take care and be safe !