Larry Bucher joined Fire-Dex in August 2016 as our Regional Sales Manager for the Southwest States, covering California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii. Prior to joining the Fire-Dex team, he worked alongside current Fire-Dex Director of Marketing Todd Herring at TECGEN PPE. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University. We recently sat down with Larry to catch up.
What’s the best thing that happened to you this week, either at work or outside of work?
Found out the crazy wildfires back in the TX Panhandle missed my sister's house in the country by less than a 1/2 mile.
What is your favorite vacation destination?
Mountains - Doesn't matter where.
What is the one thing you wish you’d known 20 years ago?
How well Apple was going to do long-term in the tech industry.
What are 3 things people don’t know about you and may be surprised to learn?
- Haven't had a speeding ticket in 25 years.
- Would love to learn to fly fish, preferably in Canada.
- Having been a Texan my whole life until moving to AZ in June of last year, I really do miss Texas high school football...best in the country.
What is your favorite app?
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Saving Private Ryan - Tom Hanks is the premier actor of our time.
What are you most excited for Fire-Dex in 2017?
Bringing our message and products to fire departments for helping with health and safety issues they face on a daily basis.
What song makes you want to “bust a move” when you hear it on your device or radio?
My version of "busting a move" is falling off a step backwards while cleaning my pool and pulling a hamstring!
What do you love most about your job?
Helping protect first responders and the fact that everyday has a different challenge.
What is one device can you not live without?
Cell phone, of course.
If you were stranded on an island and could only have THREE things, what would they be?
- Fishing tackle
- Margot Robbie
What career advice would you give to new college grads or other jobseekers seeking their first career gig?
Find the best combination possible of your personal and career interests. If you don't enjoy getting up everyday, go a different direction.
Fire-Dex will be in the Phoenix, AZ area for our next Continuing Education Series. This is a must attend course for anyone concerned with the prevalent issues facing today’s fire service: Cancer awareness and support, PPE use, and evaluating unique rescue scenarios.