While I believe it was P.T. Barnum who referred to the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus as “The Greatest Show on Earth!” â€“ I’m not clowning around when I tell you that FDIC should beÂ one of the definitive destinations for every firefighter at least once in their career. Unfortunately, as fire department and personal budget belts get tightened, not everyone can afford to make the annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis a priority in their lives.
Fortunately, that’s where Honeywell and UL have stepped up to step in and help a brother (or sister) out! Check out this great scholarship opportunity and nominate yourself or a fellow firefighter ASAP as the deadline for decision making is looming around January 15, 2015.
This is no slight to the other fine shows and conferences available to attend in our industry and I’m not sharing this just because I’m part of the advisory board for FDIC or the fact that I’ll be sharing my “Xbox Live” conversation there on Thursday-April 23 at 10:30am. I’m sharing it because I’ve been blessed to attend the conference and show several times â€“ only thanks to the generosity of others, as I, like many of you, don’t have a sponsoring agency or a personal budget to underwrite the cost of participation.
As a result, I’ve had tremendous experiences there thanks to the learning, networking and connections I’ve made – some of which were just while traveling to and from the conference. Don’t miss out on this tremendous, and tremendously generous offer from Honeywell and UL to be a part of one of the greatest events in our fire service: FDIC!