For the first time, FDIC International 2023 will feature the “Fire Rescue Station of the Future,” an interactive showcase of cutting-edge design and products. Designed by H2M architects + engineers (H2M) and featuring more than 30 additional sponsors, this walk-through exhibit of a futuristic station will look at essential programmatic changes to the current fire station model.
The Fire Rescue Station of the Future is a full-scale fire station replica located in Lucas Oil Stadium and part of the Lucas Oil Experience (www.fdic.com/los-experience). The station incorporates modern design concepts with advanced technologies to improve safety and efficiency. Navigate through the futuristic station to explore the architecturally-designed building and room designs each with new equipment and products on display including electric apparatus, robots, drones, decontamination, command and dispatch, advanced training, well-being, and many more.
Visualize how spaces can be utilized, take an architect-guided tour, ride on an electric engine; reserve a spot to join us for breakfast and lunch in the training room, or relax in the outdoor wellness area.
H2M’s Architects and Station Designers will be offering tours of the Station for all attendees seeking firsthand answers to questions like “How will current fire/rescue station designs evolve to accommodate new needs? How can we charge a growing number of electric apparatus and support vehicles? How can we manage the electric service of a building while dealing with local codes and ordinances for proper fire separation and fire suppression systems? Can fire stations accommodate battery storage technology? Will drones and robots become common? Will biometrics become the new standard for measuring the health and well-being of responders? How can we retrofit existing stations with these ideas and equipment so that all battalions are prepared for the future? What does a truly futuristic station look like?”
Attendees will navigate through the exhibit, exploring exciting new building and room designs with new equipment/products in each.
Explorable spaces will include: bays with brand new electric apparatus, robots, drones, and the state-of-the-art apparatus support; decontamination and transition zones and laundering facilities that will bring visitors from the traditionally “dirty/red” side of the building to the “clean/green” side; cutting-edge training rooms where presentations will be offered throughout the conference; a top of the line command and dispatch center; modern living quarters and exercise room; and an outdoor/well-being area.
The Overall Station Sponsor is 3am/Microsoft.
The station is designed by: H2M Architects.
Room Sponsors are:
- American Red Cross
- Arctic Compression
- Coach Me Plus
- Door Engineering
- Fire Fighter Cancer Registry
- First Arriving
- H2M Architects
- Howe & Howe Technologies – Textron
- IL Firefighters Association
- International Truck (Navistar)
- Nanotech Energies
- Polaris Industries
- Ready Rack by Groves
- Retreat Behavioral Health
- Safety Components
- Shark Robotics
- Soot Soap
- Tesla National
- The Fire Academy
- Toxic Suppression
Tours will be offered during exhibit hall hours on Thursday, April 27 to Saturday, April 29, 2023. Find out more about FDIC International and register to attend online at FDIC.com.