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INSTRUCTORS CONFERENCE ALSO

KNOWN AS THE FDIC IS BACK FOR

ANOTHER YEAR AT THE CONVENTION

CENTER

( LAUREN )

MORE THAN 33,000 FIREFIGHTERS

FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE IN

DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS THIS WEEK

FOR THE EVENT..

24 HOUR NEWS 8'S JOE MELILLO IS

LIVE INSIDE THE CONVENTION

CENTER WITH OUR FRIEND

FIREFIGHTER TIM ... GOOD MORNING

JOE AND TIM?

(JOE)

I INVITED TIM DOWN TO THE FDIC

THIS MORNING BECAUSE WHO

BETTER TO COMMENT ON SOME OF

THIS EQUIPTMENT THAN

OUR VERY OWN FIREFIGHTER TIM...

THIS YEAR COMPANIES LIKE BULLEX

ARE SHOWCASING

IMPORTANT UPGRADES THAT COULD

SAVE EVEN MORE LIVES.

IT'S KNOWN AS THE WORLD'S

LARGEST FIREFIGHTER CONFERENCE

THIS IS THE 22ND YEAR FOR IT

BEING IN INDIANAPOLIS...AND

THAT INCLUDES THE ENTIRE CITY...

EXPECT TO SEE FIREFIGHTERS

EVERYWHERE AS MANY OF THE

DRILLS AND WORKSHOPS ARE SET UP

ACROSS THE CITY.

NEARLY 800 VENDORS ARE SET UP

INSIDE THE CONVENTION

CENTER AND AT LUCAS OIL STADIUM

TO SHOWCASE THE LATEST

TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES

AVAILABLE TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

THERE'S ALSO HANDS-ON TRAINING

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

FOR FIREFIGHTERS TO LEARN HOW TO

IMPROVE IN AN EMERGENCY.

SOME OF THE EVENTS ARE OPEN TO

THE PUBLIC

ONE OF THE MAIN CONCERNS

FIREFIGHTERS FACE A HIGHER RISK

OF CANCER COMPARED TO THE

GENERAL U.S. POPULATION AND

ARE UP TO TWICE AS LIKELY TO DIE

FROM CERTAIN TYPES.

COMAPNIES LIKE LION ARE

DESIGNING CLOTHING TO HELP

FIGHT THOSE CANCERS .

ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR EVENTS

IS THE 9/11 STAIR CLIMB AT LUCAS

OIL

STADIUM THAT'S SET FOR 1:30 P.M.

FRIDAY.

(JOE)

I PUT THE FULL SCECHDULE ONLINE

IN THIS STORY N WISH TV

DOT COM IF YOU'D LIKE TO

ATTEND...

(SCOTT)

INDYCAR DRIVER ED CARPENTER WILL

RIDE A LIFT TO THE TOP OF THE

J-W MARRIOTT TODAY TO MARK THE

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