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5 Reasons Fire Boots are Better with GORE® CROSSTECH® Fabric

Ever worn a leather boot that quickly became sweat-drenched and musty from a long day's work?

If so, you'll know it isn't a pleasant experience. GORE® CROSSTECH® footwear fabric is not only well known throughout the fire industry for the superior level of protection it provides, but also for its

Fire-Dex Receives 2019 Weatherhead 100 Award as Top Growing Company in NEO

Medina, Ohio – December 13, 2019 – Fire-Dex announced today its recognition as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio with the 2019 Weatherhead 100 award.

Meet the #FireDexFamily: Jeff Paul, Territory Sales Rep

Jeff joined the Fire-Dex family in May 2019 as a Territory Sales Rep for Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. This was a newly created position to assist our Regional Sales Manager, Jim Cedar, with his fast growing territory. Before Fire-Dex, Jeff was a Distributor Sales Representative for Danko

Fire-Dex Donates to Folds of Honor for Giving Tuesday

Medina, Ohio – December 3, 2019 Fire-Dex announced today its charitable donation of $2,500 to the Palmetto State Chapter of Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military service men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on

Distributor of the Month: Rich Gould of Municipal Emergency Services

Congratulations to our November Distributor of the Month, Rich Gould. Rich is a 7-year veteran of sales for Municipal Emergency Services (MES) out of Pennsylvania where he has covered several counties. Over the past year, Rich has shown great commitment to Fire-Dex by taking it upon himself to

Fire-Dex Celebrates Top Distributors and Rainmakers

Fire-Dex proudly celebrated our 2018 Rainmakers, Top Dealers, and their spouses in Napa, California this past week. Our annual Rainmaker and Dealer Event is to celebrate our top performing Distributors and Distributor Sales Representatives who have exceeded expectations in terms of supporting

Our Biggest Giveaway of the Year: Happy New Gear!

It's the moment you've all been waiting for... our BIGGEST giveaway of the year! This year we've partnered with some of our top suppliers to bring you a week full of free PPE. We are taking online entries now and will begin awarding daily prizes on Monday, December 16, 2019! Once you fill out the

Meet the #FireDexFamily: Trisha Scott, Office & Accounting Assistant

Trisha joined the Fire-Dex family in September 2019 in a newly created role as Office and Accounting Assistant. Before Fire-Dex, she was a land tech administrator at an oil & gas company called Purple Land Management for a little over 4 years. Read more about Trisha in her Q&A below!

Understanding Your Firefighting PPE, TPP, and Limitations

Guest Writer: Andy Starnes, Instructor for Insight Training, LLC

Meet the #FireDexFamily: Bart Brown, Territory Sales Rep

Bart joined the Fire-Dex family in June 2019 as a Territory Sales Rep for Tennessee and Alabama. This was a newly created position to assist our Regional Sales Manager, David Moore, with his quickly growing territory. Before Fire-Dex, Bart was a firefighter for approximately 16 years. He started

Fire-Dex Recognized as Cascade Capital Business Growth Award Honoree

Medina, Ohio – October 15, 2019 - Fire-Dex announces its recognition as a 2019 Cascade Capital Business Growth Honoree. This is the third consecutive year and sixth time overall that Fire-Dex has received this award as one of the fastest growing businesses in Northeast Ohio. This year, Fire-Dex was

What Every New Firefighter Should Know

The first day on the job can be difficult – and sometimes, downright intimidating. There is no doubt, the journey to becoming a firefighter is a long one, yet soon you will realize that every training and trial was worth it. A career as a firefighter is mentally and physically demanding, but it is

Meet the #FireDexFamily: Scott Wilkinson, Regional Sales Manager

Scott joined the Fire-Dex family in August 2018 as a Regional Sales Manager for New England States and Eastern Canada. Before Fire-Dex, Scott was a distributor sales rep for MES. Learn more about Scott in his Q&A!

Welcome Trisha Scott, Office and Accounting Assistant

Fire-Dex is excited to announce that Trisha Scott joined the team Monday, September 16 as a new Office & Accounting Assistant.

Fire-Dex Recognized as One of Northeast Ohio's 99 Best Workplaces for the 4th Year!

Medina, Ohio – September 24, 2019- Fire-Dex is proud to be recognized as a 4-time recipient of the Northcoast 99 Award.

The Rise of EMS in the Fire Service

Non-Fire Calls On The Rise

The services provided by fire departments have evolved significantly over time, with a shift towards responding to more medical emergencies than actual fire scenes. Dispatch calls may now lead firefighters to respond to various scenarios such as motor vehicle accidents

Meet the #FireDexFamily: Lauren Burke DeVere, Metro Sales Manager

Lauren joined the Fire-Dex family in April 2019 as an addition to our METRO sales team where she covers the United States and Canada. She previously spent 7 years in sales in the staffing and recruiting industry, then decided to join the family business where she works alongside her father (Bill

DSR of the Month: Bill Jenkins of America's Bravest Equipment

Bill Jenkins of America’s Bravest Equipment adopted the Fire-Dex health and safety message early on and has been extremely motivated to share it with his territory. His ability to spread the message with enthusiasm has earned him the title Distributor of the Month.

Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday

For years, the stern, but approachable, Smokey Bear wearing a ranger hat, jeans and boots, has taught generations of Americans about fire safety and prevention. In fact, the “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires” campaign is the longest-running public service campaign in U.S. history. 

Fire-Dex Acquires Gear Wash, a Milwaukee-based Clean & Repair Facility

Medina, Ohio – August, 7, 2019 - Fire-Dex announced today the acquisition of Gear Wash, a verified Independent Service Provider (ISP) of clean and repair services, based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Meet the #FireDexFamily: Maged Baskhron, Project Manager

Maged joined the Fire-Dex family in April 2019 in a newly created role as Project Manager. Before he joined us at Fire-Dex, he worked at Hugo Boss for 14 years and he was the Industrial Engineer at Keystone for 4 years. Read more about Maged in his Q&A below!

Old Firehouse Transformed into Cleveland Museum to Preserve Firefighting History

The Western Reserve Fire Museum & Education Center

Meet the #FireDexFamily: Monica Bildstein, Customer Service Rep

Monica joined the Fire-Dex family in April 2019 as a Customer Service Representative. Before Fire-Dex, she was in Customer Relations for The Kirby Company. Read more about Monica and her hobbies in her Q&A below!

DSR of the Month: Ronald Humphries, MES Fire

Ronald Humphries of MES Fire in Camden, South Carolina is a salesman to admire. With 16 years of fire equipment sales under his belt, he has built and strengthened long-lasting relationships with fire departments throughout the region.

Welcome to our newest Territory Sales Representative

We welcomed another Territory Sales Representative to the team today. Bart Brown, of Northern Mississippi, was hired to focus on building and strengthening relationships with fire departments in Tennessee and Alabama. He reports to David Moore, Regional Sales Manager and will be instrumental in the

Lieutenant Survives Extreme Heat in Back to Back Fires

Kalkaska Township was recently dispatched to a house fire. Upon arrival, crews were in a defensive attack and within 5 minutes, one crew switched to an interior attack. During the first 45-minute air bottle, they tore down much of the ceiling while being exposed to some heat and fire. After, they

Q&A with Customer Relations Manager Taylor Burke-Gilman

Taylor Burke-Gilman joined Fire-Dex family in January of 2019 as Customer Relations Manager! Get to know more about Taylor and her hobbies in our Q&A.

DSR of the Month: Monty Boeke of Danko

With all of his achievements, you would never guess Monty Boeke, Distributor Sales Representative at Danko Emergency Equipment Co., has only been selling Fire-Dex for 14 months! His impressive improvement, commitment to the Fire-Dex mission and steady growth have qualified him for recognition as

Fire-Dex Welcomes Jeff Paul as Territory Sales Representative

We announced today the addition of Jeff Paul as our new Territory Sales Representative for Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As a Territory Sales Manager, Jeff will report to Jim Cedar, Regional Sales Manager and oversee all activities within the

Fire-Dex Teams Up with Insight Fire Training, LLC

The approval of a fire instructor is one of the highest esteemed compliments you can achieve as a PPE manufacturer. Thanks to Battalion Chief Andy Starnes, founder of Insight Fire Training and his fellow crew members, we are beaming with pride!

Hear what they have to say about wearing FXR Custom

Q&A With Supply Chain Coordinator Nick Lino!

Nick Lino joined Fire-Dex family in August of 2011 and was recently promoted to Supply Chain Coordinator! Learn more about Nick's hobbies and what he’s most excited about for Fire-Dex in 2019 in our Q&A below.

Another Burke Joins the Fire-Dex Team

Medina, Ohio - April 30, 2019 - Fire-Dex is excited to announce the addition of Lauren Burke DeVere, who joined the team Monday as the newest Metro Department Sales Manager, based out of Winter Park, FL.

Fire-Dex Welcomes Maged Baskhron as Project Manager

Medina, Ohio – April 29, 2019 - It is with great excitement that Fire-Dex announces the hiring of Maged Baskhron, who will be joining our team to fill a newly created Project Management role. As Project Manager for our growing business, Maged will work out of our headquarters in Medina, Ohio. His

Fire-Dex Welcomes Monica Bildstein as Customer Service Representative

Medina, Ohio – April 9, 2019 -Fire-Dex is pleased to welcome Monica Bildstein as the newest member of our Customer Service team.

Fire-Dex Donates Decon Bags for Firefighter Safety

Medina, Ohio – April 3, 2019 – As part of Fire-Dex’s ‘WE CARE’ initiative, the firefighter apparel manufacturer announced today that they will be distributing an airtight, single-use Decon Bag with every turnout gear purchase that leaves their headquarters in Medina, Ohio.

DSR of the Month: Roger Crane of Weidner Fire

Roger Crane of Weidner Fire in Midvale, Utah has done a tremendous amount of work to grow the Fire-Dex brand in Idaho over the past 4 years. His ability to convert departments and retain customers earns him the DSR of the Month honor for March 2019.

Fire-Dex Q&A with Production Team Lead, Eryn Churnega

Eryn Churnega joined Fire-Dex in February 2005 and is currently a 2nd Shift Production Team Lead. Get to know more about Eryn and her hobbies in our Q&A.

George Washington: Past President and Firefighter

As we celebrate Presidents’ Day, we highlight the first President of the United States AND past volunteer firefighter, George Washington.  George served Alexandria Fire Department in Virginia after it was founded in 1774.

Particulate Blocking Hoods and High Heat Conditions

Captain Chris Mitchum with the city of Alexandria, Louisiana was on the second due engine at a two-story residential building with heavy smoke and fire showing on the first floor. The first due crew was working on the fire at the front door, and Captain Chris and his firefighter were assigned to

Fire-Dex Welcomes Taylor Burke as Customer Relations Manager

Medina, Ohio - January 21, 2019 - Fire-Dex welcomes Taylor Burke as the new Customer Relations Manager, based out of Tampa, FL. Taylor is the youngest daughter of Bill Burke, Fire-Dex's owner and CEO.

DSR of the Month: Mike Booth of Chief Fire & Safety!

Mike Booth of Chief Fire & Safetyhas been selling Fire-Dex for 5 years, and has taken the brand to a new level in Oklahoma. We are proud to have Mike on our team and recognize him as our DSR of the month for January!

The Next Generation of Firefighter Protection is Here

The fire industry has shown a strong focus on creating innovative materials to better protect our first responders. DuPont’s Nomex® Nano Flex is no exception. It is thin, light, stretchable, and an excellent particulate barrier for protective apparel systems.

Win a Set of FXR Gear Made with Armor AP

It's time for our monthly giveaway! This month we've partnered with Safety Components to give away a custom set of FXR turnout gear made with Armor AP!

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