WHAT WE OFFER...
The Fire Department Information Conference Atlantic offers Atlantic Canada firefighters workshops on various fire related topics, as well as hands-on sessions, every year, at the beginning of June, over the span of a weekend.
We offer different workshop material every year. Our speakers come from Canada, the United States, and on occasion the United Kingdom. Our workshop sessions last in general 90 minutes, and range from HAZMAT to medical, occupational health and safety, communication, community programs, partnerships between fire departments and the business community, administration, leadership, health and wellness, various firefighting techniques with regards to wildland fires or structure fires, reading smoke, fire investigation, etc.
The conference as it stands now is limited to 400 delegates to keep it manageable based on the assets available to us, and we are booked solid every year. Meals and accommodation are provided on campus, but the Wolfville area offers numerous motels and bed & breakfast, if you wish. Directors, instructors and support staff who are lodged on campus are in a separate building from the students. Saturday night is a social night where everybody get together for a lot of fun, which includes a known local band, with door prizes, etc.
The conference is a great opportunity for networking with other instructors, to exchange or pass along teaching opportunities and to get training ideas.
ABOUT Nova Scotia...
Nova Scotia offers you scenic beauty, rich heritage and vibrant culture, a truly unique experience. Come and explore our breathtaking shores - from towering cliffs and long peaceful beaches to picturesque bays and charming villages.
Instructor Intake Package
FDIC Atlantic takes place each year on the campus of Acadia University, in Wolfville. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the picturesque surroundings of Wolfville, from the highest tides in one of the world's smallest harbours, to the scenic fishing villages of Halls Harbour, to the charming view of Blomidon, to the beautiful apple orchards found around the entire area. You won't be disappointed. Don't forget your camera.
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Past Keynote Speakers
Anthony AvilloDeputy Fire MarshalNorth Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue (New Jersey)2019
FULL CONTACT LEADERSHIP: PASSING ON THE KEYS
Forest ReederFire ChiefTinley Park (IL)2018
START, STOP, OR CONTINUE: SHOULD I LOOK IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR OR THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD
Christopher NaumChief Of Training, Command Institue, NY2016
REBOOTING OLD SCHOOL PRINCIPLES FOR TODAY'S DEMANDING FIREGROUND
Jeffrey MackActing OfficerFredericton Fire Department, NB2015
SAVING OUR OWN: DEALING WITH PTSD
Past Classroom Works hop & H-o-t Session instructors
Karel LambertBattalion ChiefBrussels Fire Department, Belgium2018
THREE KINDS OF FIRES
Ryan PenningtonFirefighter/ParamedicCharleston, WV, Fire Department2015
30 WAYS TO STAY JUMPSEAT READY FOR YOUR NEXT FIRE
Ed BrouwerChief InstructorCanwest Fire Services2017
Kara McCurdyFire Prevention OfficerDepartment of Natural Resources, NS
TAKING THE SEARCH OUT OF RESCUE - GPS AND THE FIRE SERVICE
Les KarpluckChief (Retired)Prince Albert (SK) Fire Department2016
BEING A LEADER OR BEING A BYSTANDER
Michael LangfordHeavy Rescue CaptainToronto (ON) Fire Services
TECHNICAL RESCUE AWARENESS... KNOWING WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE FIRE SERIVICE
Laura KingPublic Education RepresentativeNFPA Canada
THE PUB-ED TOOL SHED
Everett HiltzSenior Instructor/Fire ChiefNova Scotia Firefighter School/Chester (NS) Fire Department2019
STRUCTURAL FIRES IN BASEMENTS