It all started with a message from Rich Mistkowski, a Fire-Dex Facebook fan and firefighter in New Jersey. Rich shared some fun, inspiring images of his son, Mattie, at his firehouse in his Fire-Dex gear. Rich added, "he (Mattie) may be the world's first down syndrome firefighter. You never know. He is a very determined young man." All of us at Fire-Dex were immediately smitten with Mattie and his contagious smile.
These images inspired, Julie Burke, wife of Fire-Dex Chairman Bill Burke, to champion Fire-Dex to award Mattie with a Fire-Dex helmet of his own....just like his Dad's.
Next came these animated pictures of Mattie sporting his very own Fire-Dex helmet, just like his Dad's. Mattie was also featured in his helmet on FireEngineering.com today.
We share this with you on March 21st, World Down Syndrome Day. And, we wish all those things for Mattie today and every day.
Thank you to our dealer, FF1 Professional Safety Services for helping us deliver this new helmet to Mattie.