Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub

The FDIC Innovation Hub — New in 2020! 

The FDIC International Innovation Hub will be your first look at some of the most groundbreaking technology coming to the fire service. This area will feature a variety of innovative products and technology on display, alongside a presentation theater that will feature speakers from these innovative companies who have invested in building new solutions and better products to help firefighters and first responders accomplish their mission more effectively and safely than ever before.

The FDIC Innovation Hub will be located in Lucas Oil Stadium next to the 9/11 Memorial Museum!

Lead Partner


Safe Tech is a membership-based 501c3, whose mission is to bring first responders and armed forces together with those who MAKE SAFE TECH. Based in College Station, TX we operate the nation’s first Maker’s Space and Fab Lab dedicated to Safe Tech. In 2020, we are launching the #SafeTechRoadShow to provide hands-on demos to over 150 public safety departments. We will host 6 regional pitch competitions and bring all regional winners to College Station, Texas to participate in Under Fire hosted by TEEX. Learn more and subscribe to Safe Tech Insights at


BK Technologies

BK Technologies ® is a U.S. Manufacturer of APCO P25 Communications equipment for State, Local, and Federal Government Agencies. BK manufactures high specification communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value out of their headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida. BK Technologies is deeply rooted in the public safety communications industry and is honored to serve our Everyday Heroes with equipment that brings dependability when every moment counts.


Driven by a relentless pursuit of innovation, DJI has revolutionized the way people create and is now ushering in a new generation of work by helping people understand and adopt drone technology. Thus, came DJI Enterprise — a global team dedicated to fostering an ecosystem for businesses across industries to empower individuals, enhance jobs and digitize operations. By leveraging DJI’s drone technology and the DJI platform, participants in the ecosystem — end users, solution providers, channel partners and more — can create innovative solutions, share insights, grow businesses, and transform the way they work.


ESO offers an integrated suite of software products for  fire departments, EMS agencies, and hospitals that are transforming the way first responders collect, share, report, and analyze critical information to improve community health and safety.  ESO’s secure SAAS product is designed with the easiest user interface allowing for time saving entry of data and increasing accuracy of data.  ESO partnerships with NFPA and  CDC/NIOSH allow us to have the ability to participate in setting the future and data that is needed to make the fire service safer, efficient, and  serving those in need.


FlameOut fire foam is a PFAS (Fluorine) free Class A/B/D/K fire suppression foam that delivers exemplary results. PFAS/PFOA/PFOS are carcinogenic (cancerous) and are found in most fire foams that are on the market, and will be outlawed nationally. FlameOut’s proprietary formula is leading the charge in bio-friendly fire foams, and does not sacrifice performance. FlameOut is 100 percent water-soluble and will work in virtually any existing foam system. FlameOut can deliver all of this and maintain the most competitive prices for any type of foam on the market. FlameOut truly is a one of one product.


IamResponding is the original and most complete emergency notification and response solution. IamResponding improves incident notifications, reduces response times, improves emergency response turnout, enhances communications, and simplifies your daily operations. Mobile alerting, mapping, pre-plans, mass-messaging, NFIRS, and much more is all included.  IamResponding provides more features, more functions, more simultaneous communication pathways, more benefits and more value than any other emergency notification and response tool in the industry. All of this is provided on a network with unmatched reliability proven for over a decade.


At our core, we believe our role is that of a trusted ally who supports, equips, and
enables first responders to perform their emergency functions effectively. We support them, equip them with highly innovative life-saving technology, and enable them with reliable equipment to accomplish their ultimate goal of saving lives and protecting property.

Tango Tango

Tango Tango integrates existing two-way radio networks to the Internet, using innovative technology to augment and extend communications for First Responders. For a fraction of the cost of traditional radio systems, Tango Tango enhances your team’s communications with encrypted push-to-talk voice, GPS location services, emergency alerting, recording, fire tones, and text/multimedia messaging, using almost any iOS, Android, or Windows device, over any wireless provider or WiFi network.


Support where it matters, when it matters. Verizon understands the important role first responders have in protecting and serving our communities and has always been committed to supporting the communication needs of public safety agencies.  You can count on our network when you need it most. It’s proven to be the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.