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Instructor Videos Now Available For FDIC 2014:

Event to Kick-off with Hands-On Training (H.O.T.) Courses

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 30,000 firefighters from around the world are expected to attend FDIC 2014 this spring at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, making it the largest FDIC ever held in its 86-year history.

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Held April 7-12, the six-day event will commence with an intense curriculum of Hands-On Training courses designed to teach skills, techniques and lessons learned in real-time scenarios, giving firefighters the opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge to real situations.  Nearly 2,500 firefighters are expected to participate in the training.

"This year's Hands-On Training (H.O.T.) courses will be taught by some of the most fireground-proven firefighters in North America.  Taking the hard-earned lessons of the fireground into the hands of the most passionate and serious training-oriented firefighters, this year's educational program will be unsurpassed in depth and scope.  Firefighters will walk away with critical new skill sets enabling them to work safer, more effectively and more efficiently while learning the techniques necessary to save lives," said Chief Bobby Halton ret., FDIC Education Director and Editor In Chief of Fire Engineering magazine.

Several new courses will be offered this year in addition to courses focused on Advanced Vehicle Extrication, Aerial and Tower Operations, Essentials of Search and Rescue, Fire Department Rescue Operations, Flashover Simulation, Heavy Vehicle Extrication, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, Collapse and Void Search Rescue, Live Fire First-Due Tactics and more.

The world's premier fire training conference and exhibition, FDIC also features 150+ classroom sessions taught by nearly 500 instructors, and 800 exhibiting companies featuring the latest technologies in fire apparatus, equipment and life-saving product advancements.

"For 86 years, the leaders of America's fire service have gathered at FDIC. Coming from every type of department, every background and every rank, they all share one common bond - the knowledge that great firefighters and great fire departments are made from an unfaltering commitment to training and drills. At FDIC, they meet unencumbered by any other mission to discuss Fire, the most feared threat to Americans today. At FDIC, the issues confronting all firefighters are reviewed and examined, with the sharing of solutions," continued Halton.

About PennWell
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries:  Oil and gas, electric power, water, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, fire, emergency services and dental.  Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services.  In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma the company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England, Campbell, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China.

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FDIC Hands On Training Videos Allows Attendees To View Course Descriptions In Order To Select The Best Class For Them.

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