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Where in the World of EMS is A.J. Heightman? At FDIC 2016

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Where in the World of EMS is A.J. Heightman? At FDIC 2016

A.J. is at PennWell's massive FDIC conference in Indianapolis, Ind., where the opening ceremonies kicked off today. Stay tuned all week for reports from the conference sessions and product highlights from the trade show floor.

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Where in the World of EMS is A.J. Heightman? At FDIC 2016

A.J. is at PennWell's massive FDIC Conference in Indianapolis, along with 30,000 emergency responders and 800 exhibitors. He'll be posting photos all week, so check back for highlights from the conference sessions and the trade show floor.

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Where in the World of EMS is A.J. Heightman? At FDIC 2016

A.J. is at PennWell's massive FDIC Conference in Indianapolis with 30,000 emergency responders and 800 exhibitors. Stay tuned for highlights from the conference sessions and the trade show floor.

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Where in the World of EMS is A.J. Heightman? At FDIC 2016

The 2016 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award was awarded to firefighter Jason Rivera of the New Haven (Conn.) Fire Department. Rivera was severely burned during the rescue of a trapped occupant at a roaring structure fire. He advanced a hose line and maintained his position despite high heat and disruptions in water flow. He then breached a wall to rescue the trapped person. The award comes with a $35,000 check to Rivera and his family.

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Where in the World of EMS is A.J. Heightman? At FDIC 2016

New Haven, Conn., firefighter Jason Rivera receives the Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award from PennWell Chairman Robert Biolchini, and FDIC education director and Fire Engineering editor-in-chief Bobby Halton.