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Fire-Dex and AEC Fire & Safety Offer Advanced Materials Seminar


Fire-Dex, in conjunction with AEC Fire-Safety, is sponsoring an informational seminar on Advanced Materials set for November 13th at 5:30pm-9:30pm at Warrensburg Fire Protection District 420 E. Main St. Warrensburg, Illinois.This informational seminar will cover timely topics such as:

  1. Blood-borne pathogen barriers in turnout gear.
  2. How to extend the life of turnout gear with proper cleaning and care.
  3. How to choose the right materials to give you the right amount of protection and breathability.

Guest speakers:

  • Kirk Owen, End Use Marketing Manager from TenCate:  Kirk is the former Chairman of the NFPA Technical Committee on Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Clothing and Equipment, Assistant Chief at Plano FD in Texas.  He will discuss the performance characteristics of outer shells and thermal barriers, and their effect on TPP, THL and the overall performance of the composite.
  • Brian Barton, Division Manager – Protective Clothing from Stedfast.  Brian’s presentation will concern moisture barriers:  how they work; how they are constructed, and what are best compilations for Stedair 3000, 4000 and Gold.
  • Andrew Oliver, President of Gear Wash, a third party Verified ISP company providing turnout gear care and maintenance services.

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Fire-Dex Customer Care Rep Sarah Finch Participates In Mass Casualty Training


On July 6, 2013, Fire-Dex’s Customer Care Rep Sarah Finch was able to take part in the Brunswick Ohio mass casualty training. With fire departments from three jurisdictions in attendance, a head-on vehicular collision was simulated in exact, real-world conditions. After the firefighters arrived on the scene they were able to assess the “victims’” injuries and practice extracting passengers from the vehicles. Sarah remarks that it was “A very hot, but exciting day.”


Fire Medic Andrew Pavell says that this type of training will go a long way towards preparing the city to respond to serious car accidents in the future. All in all, Pavell says that everything went flawlessly. The exercise not only allowed firefighters and EMT’s to better prepare for major accidents, but also helped foster teamwork and leadership between all emergency responders.



Fire-Dex and Ten-8 Offer Seminar in Florida


Fire-Dex and Ten-8 are pleased to invite you to attend a four (4) hour meeting to review the basics of NFPA Standard #1851 and discuss selection, care and maintenance of PPE. Training on a gear tracking software will also be included.

Who should attend?
Anyone charged with the selection, care, maintenance and tracking of bunker gear, helmets and boots and all other PPE.

In addition to reviewing NFPA #1851, other topics will include: 

  • Selection
  • Routine and Advanced Inspection
  • Routine and Advanced Cleaning
  • Basic and Advanced Repair
  • Storage
  • Records/Tracking
  • Retirement

Two classes being offered:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Lunch included at noon)
Scottish Rite Masonic Center
5500 Memorial Highway
Tampa, FL 33634
(Just west of Tampa International Airport off the Veterans Expressway)

Thursday, August 1, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Lunch included at noon)
Bahia Shriners Center
2300 Pembroke Drive
Orlando, FL 32810
(Just off I-4 at Maitland Blvd., north of Orlando)

 Class sizes are limited so RSVP today!

To RSVP, send email: or call toll free 1-877-347-3339ex. 301.