Explore the FRI Solutions Center

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Thursday, July 27, 5 PM – 7 PM
Friday, July 28, 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, July 29, 8:30 AM – 1 PM

Bring the whole crew! Register for your FREE expo passes today! Use code: 4055

Grand Opening (Exhibit Hall and Ballroom)

Thursday, July 27, 5 PM - 7 PM
New in 2017! The Grand Opening will take place Thursday, July 27 from 5 PM - 7 PM in the expo hall and ballroom. Catch-up with old friends, meet new colleagues and get an early view of the many exciting products and service in the expo.

Learning Labs- Booth 1628 (@ the IAFC Pavilion)

Thursday, July 27 - Saturday, July 29
Less can be more! The FRI Learning Labs offer fast-paced, information-packed sessions on key topics in today’s fire service, including: Cardiac Research; Fire Dynamics; Cancer Research; Medical Physicals/1582 Guide; Safety, Health and Survival.

Continue the discussion afterwards and explore the programs, technologies and resources that were shared with our subject matter experts. Get your free pass for access to these great sessions.

And while you are in the expo hall, don’t forget to check out the latest gear, apparatus, technology solutions and more!

Check out the complete Learning Lab schedule.

Outdoor Demonstrations (South Brevard Street)

Saturday, July 29, 9:30 am - 9:45 am; 11:30 am - 11:45 am
Can a 1902 steam boiler fire engine meet modern safety standards? Turns out it can! On Saturday morning at 9 AM, please join us at the corner of Brevard St. and Martin Luther King Boulevard to experience a brief demonstration of Charlotte Fire Departments 1902 Steam Pumper, affectionately known as “Old Sue”.  In addition, we will be demonstrating the 1866 Jeffers Hand Pump Engine that was utilized by the City of Charlotte’s volunteer fire companies in the mid to late 19th century. This equipment has a significant place in Charlotte Fire Departments history and demonstrates the historical progression and lineage of fire apparatus over the last century. This is sure to be an engaging and educational opportunity that you won’t want to miss.

IAFC Pavilion- Booth 1628 (Exhibit Hall)

Thursday, July 27 - Saturday, July 29
Come discover what the IAFC is doing for leaders in the fire and emergency service. From resources and networking to research and advocacy, the IAFC is committed to providing leaders what they need when they need it. Visit us during the expo to renew or sign up for membership - IAFC Pavilion, booth #1628. We look forward to meeting you!

High-Impact Training- Booth 114 (Exhibit Hall)

Thursday, July 27 - Saturday, July 29
The Injured Firefighter and Gear-Removal Practices.

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)

Thursday, July 27 - Saturday, July 29

The IAFC Health Pavilion is brought to you by the Safety, Health and Survival Section and FSTAR. The success of the pavilion continues with the new 2017 Health Passport “Get Checked” campaign. Under the FSTAR Health Program, “A Health Care Provider's Guide to Firefighter Physicals" offers every firefighter a customized medical physical for ongoing health and wellness. Life Scan Wellness Centers will be offering life-saving, early detection testing for major diseases.

Networking Lounge- Booth 345 (Exhibit Hall)

Thursday, July 27 - Saturday, July 29
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

Wednesday, July 26 - Saturday, July 29
Come see autographed sports and music memorabilia. New items and new winners every day. Get in on the fun and leave a winner. Check out this some of the items being raffled this year!

NC State Firefighters Association- Booth 227 (Richardson Ballroom)

Thursday, July 27 - Saturday, July 29
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.

Center For Homeland Security and Defense

Thursday, July 27
Come join your fellow Alumni from  the Center for Homeland Defense and Security for a networking opportunity at Fire Rescue International. The IAFC will be hosting a CHDS Meetup during the opening night of the FRI2017 Conference.  Come to the Networking Lounge from 5-7 pm  located on the Conference Show Floor for a good time with refreshments and conversation with your fellow Alumni. 

IAFC Store- Near Registration

Wednesday, July 26 - Saturday, July 29
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