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Meet the #FireDexFamily: Katie Schmitt, Operations Supervisor

Get to Know Katie!

As our Operations Supervisor, Katie is responsible for overseeing the planning and organization of production at our Gear Wash location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin! In her spare time, she studies Chemical Technologies and volunteers with At-Risk Youth in her local community. 

Rapid Fire Podcast S2:E1 Addressing Mental Health in the Fire Service

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First responders are expected to be calm and level-headed but the stressors faced by those in the fire service can have a cumulative impact on mental health and well-being. Listen in as Andy Starnes and Dena Ali discuss the stigma associated with firefighters seeking help and

Fire-Dex Announces Six Associate Promotions After a Year of Rapid Growth

After a successful year of growth, we're thrilled to announce the promotions of six key associates! 🔥

Meet the #FireDexFamily: Misty Rackley, Office Manager

Get to Know Misty!

Misty previously worked at Darwood Manufacturing when we acquired the business as a second manufacturing location in Pelham, Georgia. As our Office Manager, she oversees shipping and receiving while supervising the production planning for our TECGEN51 Fatigues. Misty has been

Fire-Dex Honored with Weatherhead 100 Award for the Seventh Time

Today, we're happy to announce our recognition as one of the top 100 fastest-growing companies in Northeast Ohio for the seventh time with the 2021 Weatherhead 100 award! ⭐

Rapid Fire Podcast: Q&A With Season 2 Host Andy Starnes

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Tune in as Season 1 host Retired Battalion Chief Bob Keys passes the reigns to Battalion Chief Andy Starnes of Charlotte Fire Department and Founder of Insight Training. Join us as we bid farewell to Bob and get to know our new Season 2 host as he shares about his journey in

Our Biggest Giveaway of the Year: Happy New Gear!

Start The New Year With New Gear!

It's back! Our biggest giveaway of the year is quickly approaching. During the week-long Happy New Gear event, we will be picking one winner each day to win some awesome prizes! You don't wanna miss out - each day the prizes get better and better, leading up to

Meet the #FireDexFamily: Jon Sawyer, Territory Sales Representative

Get to Know Jon!

Jon joined our Fire-Dex Family in June 2021 as a Territory Sales Representative covering Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont! Prior to joining our team, he served as a firefighter for Peterborough Fire and Rescue, and was a sales manager for a publishing company.

Learning The Ropes: Acquisitions In A Family Business

Adam Burroughs, writer at Smart Business Dealmakers, spoke with Lauren Burke DeVere, President of Fire-Dex and Taylor Burke Gilman, President of Gear Wash, about joining our family business and lessons learned. Read more below! 👇

Fire-Dex is an Eighth Time Cascade Capital Business Growth Award Honoree

We're so thankful for the recognition as a 2021 Cascade Capital Business Growth Honoree for the fifth consecutive year and eighth time overall! ⭐

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