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Firefighter Josh Conder: Walking 24 Miles in Full Gear to Benefit Relay for Life










Captain Josh Conder has been a volunteer firefighter with the South Macon Fire Protection District for 11 years.  Earlier this year, Josh read an article about a firefighter walking in turnout gear to benefit a charity and it gave him an idea.

His wife’s family walks in Relay for Life every year in Henderson County, Illinois. They walk in memory of his wife’s grandfather, Paul.  Their team’s name is “Paul’s Girls” and this year Josh is a member of Paul’s Girls.

Josh will be walking the entire 24 miles in 12 hours in his new Fire-Dex FX-R gear.  He is scheduled to receive his new gear in early July, just in time for the July 13th, Relay for Life event.

Feel free to donate and support Josh’s team, Paul’s Girls.  The team is trying to raise more money than the “local bank” that always beats the Paul’s Girls team.  We will follow Josh’s progress and share it on the Fire-Dex Facebook page.

We would like to thank Josh’s Fire-Dex distributor rep, Mark Nixon from A.E.C. Fire & Safety, for sharing Josh’s story with us.

June Sales Rep of the Month from Grainger

Our sales rep of the month goes to Grainger’s Chris Pederson for being the first Grainger Sales Rep to up sell 8 sets of turnout gear to the Peoria National Guard and to improve the Kevlar/Nomex/Glide spec to PBI with Quantum 3D and Crosstech. This moves them out of Proximity and into turnouts.

Well done, Chris!


FDIC Booth 1811 – Take the Challenge to Win


Visit us at Booth 1811 at FDIC!  Winners 2X a day – $2000 CA$H, our NEW FX-R turnout gear and our NEW FDX G1 structural gloves.  See you there!