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Posted: Apr 22, 2018

Gallery: FDIC Intl. 2018 Fire Apparatus Staged Outside and Inside

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Posted: Apr 21, 2018

Thousands of Firefighters Head to Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (RTV6) - More than 30,000 firefighters from around the world packed downtown Indianapolis on Monday for the annual Fire Department Instructors Conference.

The firefighters will spend all week learning the latest in firefighting technology in an expo held at the expanded Indiana Convention Center and the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium.

City tourism officials said the FDIC is one of the top five most lucrative conventions that Indianapolis hosts, bringing a $30 million economic impact to the Circle City, RTV6's Tanya Spencer reported.

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Posted: Apr 21, 2018

Firefighters’ Conference Returns to Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (FOX59) - It's that time of year! You'll soon see thousands of firefighters from across the country converge on downtown Indianapolis for the annual Fire Department Instructor's Conference, or FDIC.

We spoke with FDIC Education Director Bobby Halton about what's in store for this year's event.

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Posted: Apr 20, 2018

Co-op loan for fire truck questioned

The $360,000 given for the vehicle was not in the form of a “grant,” but a zero-interest loan from the cooperative to Mount Airy which will be repaid.

And the money is not from co-op funds, Martin further reminded, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program. It provides funding to rural counties through local utility organizations such as Surry-Yadkin.

Such assistance mainly is designed for projects that that will create and retain employment, but also can be used for community-development purposes involving non-profit entities and public bodies. The USDA enlists electric co-ops as clearinghouses for such grants for a logical reason.

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Posted: Apr 20, 2018

Fire truck malfunction causing airport to close - BVIAA

Managing Director of the Authority Denniston Fraser said the BVIAA cannot allow the facility to operate without a functioning fire truck.

“We have some mechanical issues with the fire truck that just kind of came upon us … I guess after the onslaught of the hurricanes everything just coming down.”

“We have a truck that is really limping right now and we have to take precautions before it drops (completely shuts down) on us. We figure it will drop by Saturday or so. So that’s why decided to close down the airport,” Fraser explained.

He said the fire truck’s malfunction was the ‘primary issue’ that led to the airport’s closure. 

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