Honeywell (NYSE:HON) and DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) today announced that Honeywell First Responders and DuPont™ Kevlar® have teamed up to award 20 firefighters, EMS and HazMat responders with an expenses-paid scholarship to attend the 2016 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).

FDIC is the largest and most important North American fire training event and tradeshow in the fire service industry with more than 32,000 attending the 2015 event. Hosted every year in Indianapolis, the FDIC 2016 event will take place April 18-23.

This scholarship program from Honeywell First Responders and DuPont™ Kevlar® will provide financial support for 20 outstanding, peer-nominated persons to attend classroom training, seminars, and the trade show, beginning Tuesday evening and ending Saturday after the show. Candidates may register for the scholarship program at:

“Restrained budgets often force fire departments to limit the number of attendees to the FDIC show, which may impact their ability to learn about the technologies and techniques that can expand their fire department’s ability to save lives and protect fire fighters,” said Eric Schlett, vice president, PennWell Fire Group / FDIC. “Thanks to Honeywell and DuPont, advanced safety training will be made available to those who need it most: firefighters who are meritorious, passionate and committed to the noble mission.”

To enter, nominators must select a colleague for a chance to win a scholarship to attend FDIC 2015 and submit a short video explaining why you are nominating him/her as a candidate.  Examples for consideration: extensive or superior work in his/her role within the fire department; distinguished leadership; remarkable devotion to the community or crisis management; helping up-and-coming members of the firefighting profession; and a history of attending training seminars/classes and implementing best practices from his/her training that benefit the department.

As a special incentive for submitting videos, this year, the videos will be posted online for voting by Fire Engineering readers, FDIC attendees and the general public. Top videos will be automatically moved to the finals for review by the selection committee.

The scholarship is available to residents of the United States and Canada only, and both career and volunteer fire fighters, EMS and HazMat personnel are eligible. The selected scholarship recipients will be announced in February 2016.

About Honeywell

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About DuPont

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  DuPont Protection Technologies is a leader in technologies and products that protect people, the environment and critical assets worldwide. For additional information, please visit DuPont Protection Technologies.

About Honeywell Industrial Safety

Honeywell Industrial Safety (HIS), part of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, provides comprehensive solutions to help organizations manage workplace safety in an increasingly complex world. HIS helps organizations with connected, real-time safety intelligence to respond to safety threats, manage risk to the business and improve productivity. In addition to offering the broadest range of industrial safety products — from personal protection gear for a worker’s eyes, ears and heads,  to fall protection harnesses and respiratory protection, software, first responder gear and toxic gas monitors — HIS helps organizations make better decisions by connecting sensors throughout customers' operations to deliver an accurate picture of safety at all times.  For more information, go to