Explore the Floor

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Thursday, July 27    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, July 28        10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 29     8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Bring the whole crew to the Exhibit Hall! 

Register for FREE expo passes today! Use code: 4055

Grand Opening Reception (Exhibit Hall and Ballroom)

New in 2017! The traditional FRI exhibit hall kickoff will be anything but....so here's your chance to really enjoy networking! The Grand Opening Reception will take place Thursday, July 27th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Guests will enjoy appetizers and beverages, while strolling through the exhibit halls.

Learning Labs- Booth 1628 (Exhibit Hall)

Attend short, information-packed presentations in the FRI Exhibit Hall and then explore the programs, technologies and resources that were shared with subject matter experts. Get your free exhibit hall pass for access to these great sessions.

Topics include:

  • Cardiac Research
  • Fire Dynamics 
  • Cancer Research
  • Medical Physicals/1582 Guide
  • Safety, Health and Survival

Check out the complete Learning Lab schedule (coming soon)

IAFC Pavilion- Booth 1628 (Exhibit Hall)

The IAFC has hundreds of resources, stop-in and leave with:

  • Recruitment and retention strategies
  • Research fact-sheets for improved safety
  • Access to instructor-led training in the IAFC Academy
  • Mentoring connections and advisors
  • SOPs and SOGs

High-Impact Training- Booth 114 (Exhibit Hall)

Taking Care of Our Own: Check out Gear-Removal Protocols

There are complexities associated when dealing with an injured FF when they are wearing all their personal protective equipment (PPE).  The class will review best practices and techniques for PPE removal from an injured firefighter and transitioning the situation from firefighter removal to EMS care. 

Each participant will:

  • Gain hands-on experience of cutting and removal of actual firefighter PPE
  • Acquire the knowledge, understanding and skill of the gear removal best practice technique
  • Ability to transfer this training knowledge and technique to their department
  • Receive a CD copy of the presentation

FRI Wellness Zone- Booth 200 (Richardson Ballroom)

The success of the IAFC Health Pavilion continues with the new expanded 2017 Health Passport “Get Checked”
program under the FSTAR Health Program “A Health Care Providers Guide to Firefighter Physicals”.  With the new
guide and mission to get every firefighter a medical physical across the fire service, the IAFC developed the guide
for ongoing health and wellness of firefighters.  

Networking Lounge- Booth 345 (Exhibit Hall)

FRI is all about establishing, maintaining and growing your network of peers. Use the Networking Lounge to meet up 
with those you meet while at FRI or stop by to charge your phone and meet someone new. 

FRI Silent Auction- Near Registration

Come see autographed sports and music memorabilia. New items and new winners every day. Get in on the fun
and leave a winner. 

NC State Fireman's Association- Booth 227 (Richardson Ballroom)

The mission of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association is to serve their 51,000+ members. The North Carolina State Firemen’s Association was chartered in 1887.  The name was changed to the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association in 2016. The NCSFA is served by an Executive Board. The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Board and serves at the pleasure of the Board.

IAFC Store- Near Registration

Check out all the customize designed merchandise for IAFC and FRI 2017 at the IAFC Store.


An Exclusively Unique Opportunity

FRI is not a firefighter training conference - it is an exclusively unique opportunity for company officers and chief officers (and those that aspire to be). You will not learn how to stretch a line or vent a roof at FRI - but what you WILL learn in various diverse dimensions, is how to successfully LEAD and COMMAND those who do.

– Billy Goldfeder, EFO, Deputy Fire Chief, Loveland-Symmes (OH) Fire Department