Comedy Night: FCSN’s Comedy vs. Cancer at FDIC 2017!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

HazSim is proud sponsor of FCSN and the funniest night at FDIC.  After two days of H.O.T. evolutions, relax and enjoy a great evening of standup comedy and $3 drafts! Devin Siebold of Comedy Central’s “Next Big Thing” and “The World Series of Comedy” returns as our headliner! We’re welcoming Firefighter David Abdoch, a “Funniest Person in Rochester” finalist, for his FDIC debut. And Chief Ron Kanterman’s back as our host! Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network. FCSN helps fire/EMS members and their families cope with cancer and delivers cancer-prevention training nationwide. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Your $20 donation incudes food and non-alcoholic beverages with a cash bar and $3 draft beer. A limited number of premium tickets with preferred seating are available for $50 each at Don’t wait – get your tickets now!

Link to Tickets!

On Wednesday at 3:30pm be sure to catch Phil Ambrose, HazSim Founder, present Routine Rescue becomes HazMat


In late 2015, law enforcement and EMS responded to a routine “check the welfare” of an individual based on early morning concerns by the family. On arrival, the law enforcement officers were overwhelmed by noxious fumes and backed out of the doorway. EMS was staged pending hazardous materials response. Because of the quick decision making of fire personnel, the victim was removed from the structure and lived to tell his story. While the debate over exterior vs. interior firefighting rages on, several incidents have occurred that were dispatched as the humdrum miscellaneous medical or check-the-welfare type, and the first- in company was faced with unique immediate risk/gain decisions. Unlike the fire argument, the first- in company to a drug lab or chemical suicide may NOT be wearing firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE), may not have clues such as smoke showing, and will not be a hazmat team. Firefighters are faced with dangerous hazardous materials in every structure and vehicle fire, but many have been trained to “stage for hazmat” even if there is only a small possibility that a hazmat is present. Among the topics covered in this class are victim survivability, the rescue decision, PPE, and critical first-in actions to aid first responders while increasing the chance of victim survival.


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