Tell us who and why your nominee is deserving of this scholarship opportunity. Increase your selection chance by providing a short video. Nominations are open August 1, 2017 until midnight December 15, 2017. Recipients will be selected monthly through December 2017. 

FDIC 2018 Scholarship Nominations Are Now Closed

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Are you, or do you know, a firefighter/first responder who has made remarkable contributions to their local fire service? Tell us who and why your nominee should be awarded a full scholarship to attend FDIC International 2018: 

  • Superior or notable work in their specific role.
  • Distinguished leadership and dedication to their community.
  • Outstanding implementation of initiatives and best practices.
  • Passion for knowledge, training and improving department techniques and safety.

Nominate now. Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Get your supervisor's approval.
  2. Complete the form
  3. Submit a video – Read how to create a video
    • (Video submission will increase your selection chance)
All Expenses Paid Scholarship to FDIC Honeywell and DuPont™ Kevlar® have combined to award 20 deserving responders with a full-paid scholarship – including travel and accommodations – to attend FDIC International 2018, the industry’s premier safety and training event. 
  • Recipients will receive airfare, lodging, a daily meal voucher, wearables and full show admission which includes classroom training, seminars, exhibits and access to H.O.T. Evolutions training.
  • The scholarship is available to residents of the United States and Canada only, and career and volunteer fire fighters, EMS and HazMat personnel are eligible. The selected scholarship recipients will be announced monthly ending midnight, December 15, 2017.
  • Early nominations have more chances to receive a scholarship
  • Scholarships will be selected and awarded monthly.
  • Nominees who are not selected as one of the five monthly recipients, will have their videos posted on the FDIC Honeywell-DuPont First Responder Scholarship voting page. Top reader-voted videos will be considered for five final scholarships in December.
  • The Scholarship program is open to responders, career and volunteer from the USA and Canada who have never attended the Fire Department Instructor Conference & Exhibition (FDIC).

FDIC is the largest and most important North American fire training event and tradeshow in the fire service industry with more than 32,000 attending the 2016 event. Hosted every year in Indianapolis, FDIC 2018 will take place April 23 – 28.

Tell us the story today. 


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Official Scholarship Program Rules

John Buttrick
Suffolk Fire & Rescue

Teri Parker
Ward 6 Fire Protection District

Brooke Ricciardi
Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue

Nick Ruller
Toronto Fire Service

Robert Staulters

Recipient Roll Call

September Recipients

Jon Brown
Crestline Fire Department

Bradley R. Davidson
Hudbay Minerals Inc.

Jeff Gavlik
Illinois Valley Fire District

Joseph Majhess
Boca Raton Fire Rescue

Joey Meins
Kingman Fire Department

OCTOBER Recipients

Shane Lowe
Boise Fire Department

Amy Hanifan
McMinnville Fire

Brittany Bishop
Tampa Fire Rescue

Andréa Speranza
Halifax Regional Fire Service

Toni Russell
Hot Sulphur Springs Parshall Fire Protection District

NOVEMBER Recipients

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Voting for 2018 has closed.

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