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June 7th - 9th 2024, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Welcome to FDIC Atlantic

FDIC Atlantic has become a focal point for educational seminars directed at emergency responders. Those attending, come from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland & Labrador and beyond.  FDIC Atlantic has been named one of the top 4 Firefighting Conferences in Canada by Firefighting in Canada Magazine. 

Firefighting is a dangerous and increasingly complex endeavour. Firefighters in Atlantic Canada face new challenges every day! We must deal with changes to firefighting technologies, providing medical help to the public, hazardous materials response, water and ice rescue, rescue from high places, industrial rescue, terrorist threats and more. We also need education and training now more than ever to protect the public. But in today's world, the resources to do this are increasingly scarce. Financial constraints are tough and the personal time firefighters spend in training is time spent away from family and other obligations.

Our Mission Statement

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors is committed to reducing the loss of life, property and damage to the environment by providing quality fire training and education for the fire service in Atlantic Canada through the FDIC Atlantic Conference.

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors is a nonprofit, professional association, dedicated to providing training and education to the Fire Service. We introduced the Fire Department Information Conference (FDIC Atlantic) in 1995. The objective was to provide firefighters in Atlantic Canada with the type of learning experience that had previously required expensive travel, registration and accommodation in Ontario or the USA. Through the generosity of Corporate Sponsors and our instructors who volunteer their time to present topics, we are able to keep costs down and pass these savings along to our participants.

Message from the President

FROM 2023:

I am beyond excited to welcome all of you back to gather in person once again as it has been way too long. The group is looking forward to seeing many old friends and meeting some new faces as we bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.


We have been hard at work to bring you top educational programs once again. You may notice some familiar faces and some new names. Our 2023 schedule offers topics that should be relevant to everyone in the fire service from Chief Officers to Firefighters


I am optimistic that FDIC Atlantic 2023  will return to pre-pandemic level attendance. In recent years, the conference has attracted between 300-400 attendees. 

Let’s get back to what we love and be stronger than ever.

Without the support of you and our instructors, we would not be able to continue to present one of the top firefighter education events in Canada.

Thank you and see you in June

Stephen Fenner

FDIC Atlantic

New This Year!

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Just Us! Coffee as this year's coffee break sponsor, brewing their new Firehouse Blend coffee!

Firehouse Blend will be also available for purchase on site, with all proceeds from sales made throughout the conference coming back to support FDIC Atlantic's programs and operational costs.

In addition, a portion of every sale of Firehouse Blend goes into a fund supporting Volunteer Fire Departments across Nova Scotia.

Stay tuned to hear more about this awesome program!

Brochure Sponsor, Supporter & Partner 

Sponsor in Part & Partner 

Sponsor in Part, supporter & Partner 

Logistical Partner & Sponsor in Part 

Special thanks to: