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Distributor Sales Rep of the Month - Bob Barton of IPS

It has been a great year for  Bob Barton, Regional Manager at Industrial Protection Services (IPS) in Wilmington, MA. So, we thought it was appropriate to close out the year with him as our final 2017  Distributor Sales Rep of the Month!

TECGEN to Merge with Fire-Dex

Important!

Effective January 5, 2018, all TECGEN social communities and the website will be merged with Fire-Dex. Moving forward, you can find information about Fire-Dex and TECGEN products at www.firedex.com.

Firefighter Feedback About TECGEN71, An Exclusive Outer Shell from Fire-Dex

Earlier this year, Fire-Dex released TECGEN71, our latest innovation in the fight for the health and safety of firefighters. TECGEN71 is a lightweight, durable outer shell designed to protect firefighters by reducing heat stress and cardiac fatigue endured on fire scenes and/or during fire training

Fire-Dex Promotes Denise Bradley to Product Engineer

Fire-Dex announced today the promotion of Denise Bradley to Product Engineer, effective January 1, 2018.

Distributor Sales Rep of the Month: Rob Briggs, Arctic Fire & Safety

Congratulations to Rob Briggs of Arctic Fire & Safety in Fairbanks, Alaska, our November  Distributor Sales Rep of the Month!

Fire-Dex Celebrates Their Top Producing Distributors and Sales Representatives

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” – Randy Pausch

This month Fire-Dex celebrated our top performing distributor partners and sales representatives at a special four-day event in Miami, Florida. This annual event is our way of saying

Distributor Sales Rep of the Month - Scott Lelesch

Scott Lelesch has been in business with New Mexico Fire for 1.5 years. Within that short period of time, he infiltrated 3 counties to include 7 departments- one of the many reasons he was nominated and selected as our Distributor Sales Rep of the Month!

Q&A with Fire-Dex Digital Marketing Specialist, Amanda Yandell

Amanda Yandell is the newest addition to the Fire-Dex marketing team, joining in September 2017 as our Digital Marketing Specialist. Amanda holds a Bachelor's Degree from The Ohio State University and resides in Wakeman, Ohio with her husband, Adam (a local firefighter and paramedic) and daughter,

Fire-Dex Groundbreaking {Video Recap}

A look back at the groundbreaking ceremony and event held last month at the Fire-Dex headquarters in Medina, Ohio. We cannot wait to share the completed look with the world. 

Fire-Dex Welcomes New Regional Sales Manager to Mid-America

Fire-Dex is pleased to welcome Jim Cedar as the new Regional Sales Manager covering Mid-America (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana).

TECGEN71 Designed to Reduce Heat Stress

By its very nature, firefighting is a stressful occupation. Firefighters regularly exert themselves in dangerous and unpredictable environments. Merely getting ready to respond to a fire starts a flow of endorphins and begins putting stress on the cardiovascular system. Combine that with the extra

Cascade Capital Corporation Business Growth Award Honoree

On October 3, 2017, we attended the Cascade Capital Corporation Business Growth Awards as an Honoree.

Distributor Sales Rep of the Month - Derek Lindquist

As a volunteer firefighter at Blossburg Fire Department (18 years), Derek Lindquist shares a passion for public safety and serving his community. He carried this passion with him through his career; first as a Parts & Service Coordinator for Campbell Supply, Inc., an American LaFrance Dealer; then

Fire-Dex and Community Celebrate Facility Expansion with Groundbreaking Ceremony

Together with Medina City Officials, residents and employees, Fire-Dex celebrated its 29,000 square-foot expansion with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, September 25, 2017. With over 50 people in attendance, the event was a resounding success.

Mesothelioma Awareness for Firefighters

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26th. Since the day is aimed at raising awareness for this aggressive cancer, we thought it would be appropriate to share this important information with one of the most disproportionately affected groups: firefighters.  

Fire-Dex Welcomes Amanda Yandell, Digital Marketing Specialist

Fire-Dex is pleased to welcome Amanda Yandell as a Digital Marketing Specialist.

Distributor Sales Rep of the Month - Nathan Dowless, C.W. Williams

Nathan Dowless has earned the distinguished honor of Distributor Sales Representative of the Month. Nathan has been selling with the C.W. Williams Company for 3 years in the Southeastern NC territory. 

Fire-Dex Recognized as One of Northeast Ohio's 99 Best Places to Work

Fire-Dex  is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of Northeast Ohio’s 99 best places to work! This is the second time that Fire-Dex has received the award.

Q&A with Fire-Dex Human Resources Manager Jamie Marks

Jamie Marks joined Fire-Dex in December 2016 as our Human Resources Manager and has been an excellent addition to the Fire-Dex family. Before joining our team, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University with a concentration in Human Resources. Let’s take a moment to get to know Jamie a

Now Hiring - Sewing Associates at Fire-Dex

Join a growing and fast-paced manufacturer of firefighting & emergency responder protective apparel company headquartered in Medina, Ohio. We’re searching for self-motivated Full-Time Sewing Associates.

Fire-Dex to Double the Size of Their Manufacturing Facility, Breaking Ground in October

Fire-Dex announced today plans to break ground in October, 2017, with a building expansion that will allow for continued growth.

Fire-Dex Introduces a Game Changer in the Fire Service: TECGEN71

Fire-Dex is proud to introduce TECGEN71, a Fire-Dex exclusive outer shell. TECGEN71 is designed to lessen heat stress by improving THL (Total Heat Loss), reducing weight, and increasing the flexibility of three layer composites (outer shell, thermal liner, and moisture barrier composite).

DSR of the Month Paul Dowell, West Shore Fire

Paul Dowell from West Shore Fire is our Fire-Dex DSR of the Month. Paul has been in fire service sales for 1 year and has already accomplished great things in his territory including a 7 department 121 set deal in the Washtenaw County area.

Q&A with Fire-Dex Regional Sales Manager Rob Milideo

Regional Sales Manager Rob Milideo joined Fire-Dex in May and serves Territory 45 (T45)  which covers Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He previously sold Fire-Dex gear and products with First Due Emergency Services and most recently The Nat Alexander Fire Equipment

Fire-Dex Welcomes Michelle Slawson, Customer Service Representative

Medina, Ohio - July, 2017 - Fire-Dex is pleased to welcome Michelle Slawson as a new Customer Service Representative. 

Fire-Dex Donates TECGEN PPE to NVFC Team USA

National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) representatives wore Tecgen PPE gear during an international rescue training exercise in Malta last month.

Distributor Sales Rep of the Month - Monte Sims

Monte Sims of Ten-8 Fire Equipment is the Fire-Dex DSR of the month. Monte has been representing Fire-Dex in his Florida territory for 12 years. He has been an instrumental part of the success Ten-8 and Fire-Dex have developed in Florida.

Fire-Dex Promotes Jenny McPherson To Marketing Manager

Fire-Dex is pleased to announce the promotion of Jenny McPherson to Marketing Manager.

Q&A with Fire-Dex Assistant Product Manager Stacy Foster

Stacy Foster joined Fire-Dex in June of 1998 as a Sewer on the Liners team. She worked up to Production Supervisor and eventually became responsible for all Fire-Dex product changes. Stacy was promoted to Assistant Product Manager in January of 2016. We recently sat down with Stacy to catch up.

Sales Rep of the Month - Tom Somers of Fire Service Inc.

Tom Somers is the Sales Manager for the Loose Equipment Division at Fire Service Inc. in St. John, Indiana. Tom has a passion to train firefighters and in his spare time enjoys fishing.

Fire-Dex Welcomes Rob Milideo, Regional Sales Manager

Fire-Dex is pleased to welcome Rob Milideo as a new Regional Sales Manager.  

Introducing the Fire-Dex Interceptor Package™

Recent studies show daunting statistics about firefighters developing cancer while on the job or years after retirement. In fact, firefighters are 29% more likely to contract cancer in their lifetime than the general public. Additionally, it is well known that the number one cause of Line Of

Fire-Dex Hosts Customer Appreciation at Crane Bay

FDIC is the world’s largest firefighting training conference and exhibition and will take place from April 24 – 29 in Indianapolis.

Q&A with Fire-Dex Sales Administrator Jackie Dobro

Jackie joined Fire-Dex in May of 2013 as a Customer Service Representative and was promoted to Sales Administrator at the start of 2017. Jackie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University. We recently sat down with Jackie to catch up and get to know her a little better.

Sales Representative of the Month Kyle Posehn - /WFR Wholesale Fire & Rescue Ltd., Saskatchewan

Kyle Posehn resides in Regina, Saskatchewan with his wife  Kendal  and 2 children, Isaak & Ezra. Kyle enjoys playing and coaching soccer with FCR Regina, as well as hitting the links when he can squeeze the time in. Kyle is a loyal Saskatchewan Roughriders fan, of the Canadian Football League and

Q&A with Fire-Dex Regional Sales Manager Larry Bucher

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

Fire-Dex at FDIC 2017 - Visit Booth 1823

Registration is open for FDIC 2017, April 24 - 29, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana and we couldn’t be more excited!

Sales Representative of the Month Mike Evans - MES, Texas

We would like to congratulate Mike Evans on being nominated as our January Sales Representative of the Month.

Fire-Dex Welcomes Rose Warington

Fire-Dex is pleased to welcome Rose Warington as a new member of our Customer Service team.

Retired FDNY Fire Chief Bob Keys on the Importance of R&D

Retired Fire Chief Bob Keys served the City of New York, FDNY for 31 years. He is considered to be an industry expert on the incorporation of new technology in the Fire Service. He was an important member of the rebuilding of the FDNY following 9/11 and has been awarded numerous medals for heroic,

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