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Paul Combs's Blog – April 2010 Archive (8)

APRIL MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION


If you attended this year's FDIC, please take what you've learned and share it! It's what FDIC is all about.

Added by Paul Combs on April 27, 2010 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

RICCI KEYNOTE ILLUSTRATIONS





Above are the two illustrations used in Lt. Frank Ricci's passionate Thursday keynote address. If you didn't catch it, please go to the FDIC… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on April 25, 2010 at 6:19pm — 8 Comments

THURSDAY and FRIDAY POST



I didn't, but should have... Especially when a Brother from Australia ran the 3.1 mile course in a kangaroo outfit, with a stuffed Joey in his pouch (that took a real man) - but I chickened out and ran in plain running gear. It was an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day for the 5k, and the scenery was just as inspiring. I didn't… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on April 23, 2010 at 7:12am — 1 Comment

WEDNESDAY FDIC POST



Those fortunate enough to have attended at least one FDIC knows how special the opening ceremony is. Personally, it gives me the chance to meticulously put on my Class A, making sure that every button is placed correctly and polished to a perfect shine. Not because it may impress some prominent chief, or wow some of… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on April 21, 2010 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

TUESDAY FDIC POST

It's Tuesday and the last of FDIC's H.O.T. classes are wrapping up. Many folks come down for the classroom sessions only, but if you ever get the chance attend the full week - you will never regret it.



I began today by "trying" to keep up with my boss, Chief Bobby Halton, as we dropped by a couple of training sessions. The classes were in full gear and I found myself listening in on the instructors within their respective groups. Always a student, I suppose. It was unfortunate my… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on April 20, 2010 at 3:23pm — 2 Comments

MONDAY FDIC POST



I have been attending FDIC since 1998 and I must say, it's only getting better. Over the course of this week, I will be posting sketches and sharing some of what I see as the greatest gathering of Fire Service minds in the world. On a technical note: Please do not hold these sketches to the same artistic standard that I… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on April 19, 2010 at 3:01pm — 2 Comments

FDIC



I'll be at FDIC in Indianapolis all next week sketching, talking, blogging, shaking hands, and signing autographs (and hopefully learning, too). I will also be signing complimentary, limited edition, anniversary prints at the Fire Engineering booth. As soon as I know specific dates and times, I'll post them… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on April 13, 2010 at 8:41am — 9 Comments

THE FIGHT IS NOT OVER!



On the eve of next month’s ICC Code hearing in Dallas, it seemed only appropriate to opine about our continuing fight for residential sprinklers in ALL new homes. The National Assoc. of Home Builders (NAHB) has been working hard to undermine the ICC’s earlier ruling (BIG money talks, folks) and we must show up in force to reaffirm our hard earned success in Minneapolis and Baltimore. If you are not familiar with this very important issue, please… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on April 6, 2010 at 10:21am — 3 Comments

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