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OPENING CEREMONY & GENERAL SESSION
THIS YEAR’S MOVING PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
• Video highlights from the Hands-on Training (H.O. T.) evolutions that took place the days before.
• Tribute to the 2016 U.S. and Canadian fallen frefghters.
THESE DYNAMIC MORNING SESSIONS, HELD WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M., AND
THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M., ARE ALWAYS MOTIVATIONAL AND ARE NOT TO BE MISSED!
This year’s keynote speakers will jump-start your FDIC experience as you begin
the classroom portion of the week. Wednesday’s keynoter is Captain Angela
Hughes of the Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department, president of the International
Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services. Thursday’s keynoter
is Mike McEvoy, Fire Engineering EMS technical editor and EMS coordinator
for Saratoga County, New York. Thursday’s featured speaker is Denise Smith,
professor of health and exercise sciences at Skidmore College and research
scientist at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.
Presentation of the Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award to Chief (Ret.) Rick Lasky, Lewisville (TX) Fire
Department, and a look at previous winners, including such fre service legends as Alan Brunacini, Ray
Downey, Denis Onieal, John Norman, Vincent Dunn, Francis Brannigan, Bill Peters, and Ron Siarnicki.
This award is named for Fire Engineering Editor in Memoriam Tom Brennan, who embodied a lifetime of
achievement in the fre service.
HUGHES McEVOY SMITH