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FDIC Atlantic 2011

The Nova Scotia Firefighters School's mobile burn unit was a hit at FDIC Atlantic.

June 6, 2011 
By Fire Fighting in Canada

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FDIC Atlantic president Joe Vidito opens the weekend training conference. Keynote speaker and FFIC columnist Dave Hodgins speaks about the politics of firefighting at FDIC Atlantic.

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The Firehall Bookstore booth at the FDIC Atlantic trade show. The FDIC Atlantic trade show.
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The FDIC Atlantic trade show floor. Chief Hector Babin enjoying the FDIC Atlantic trade show. 

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TERC Atlantic presented numerous workshops on auto extrication  at FDIC Atlantic in Wolfville, N.S. over the weekend. The hands-on training sessions at FDIC Atlantic were fully subscribed.


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Volunteer and career, male and female firefighters from across the Maritimes were at FDIC Atlantic. Saint John Fire Department's Kevin Clynic instructs the Big Fire, Big Water training session.

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A participant in the Big Fire, Big Water session tries attack alternatives for major structure fires. Some practical instruction before the hands-on portion of the Big Fire, Big Water session.

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Nova Scotia Firefighters School burn-unit instructor Everett Hiltz. Lt. Gene Cote of the Portland Fire Department in Maine with FDIC students.
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FDIC and Saint John FD instructor Kevin Clynick. Forcible entry instruction.

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Bob Krause's presentation on firefighter safety – always a big draw! Prepping to go into the NS Firefighters School mobile burn unit.

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Lunch in the caf at Acadia University with 500 firefighters. FDIC instructor and Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Mark van der Feyst.

The FDIC Atlantic executive (or most of them anyway!).

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FDIC instructor Mark van der Feyst and Joan van der Feyst. Halifax Fire's Shery Dean puts firefighters through their paces at a session on firefighter fitness for volunteer departments. Watch for Sherry's new column in our magazines!

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HRM's Sherry Dean interrupting Game 2 to sell raffle tickets on a fire helmet! FDIC director Bernie Turpin with Sherri Dean.
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Watching Game 2 Saturday  night. The contingent from Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L.

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Bruins fans were in abundance Saturday night at The Axe during the social time at FDIC Atlantic. Good old Maritime entertainment
in the dorms at Acadia University!


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