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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!

Fire-Dex Q&A with Sales Manager Trainee Jordan Smitek

Jordan Smitek joined Fire-Dex in July of 2018 as a Sales Manager Trainee. She will be training in different departments at Fire-Dex for her first two years, then will take over a territory as a Regional Sales Manager. Get to know more about Jordan and her hobbies in our Q&A!

DSR of the Month: David Gilberti of Industrial Protection Services

David Gilberti of Industrial Protection Services (IPS) has taken the Fire-Dex brand in the state of Massachusetts to another level, working with many departments to fulfill PPE needs. As one of the top DSRs in the Northeast, we are proud to have David on our team and recognize him as our DSR of

Q&A With Sewing Supervisor April Moore

April Moore joined Fire-Dex in June, 2011 as a Production Associate and was promoted to a Production Team Leader in October, 2017. Effective, January of 2019, April will begin her new role of Sewing Supervisor! Get to know more about April and her hobbies in our Q&A.

TECGEN71 vs. TECGEN51... What's the Difference?

In September 2015, we acquired TECGEN PPE. Through this acquisition, we gained exclusive access to the game changing TECGEN fiber. This fiber is used in both our TECGEN51 fabric and TECGEN71 outer shell.

How Strong is TECGEN71?

Our TECGEN71 Outer Shell was carefully engineered using the Milliken. Known for its long history of fire-resistant fabric manufacturing and military attire, Milliken shares a common goal with Fire-Dex; protect those who protect us.

TECGEN71: Busting the Myths

During the process of selecting turnout gear, it’s inevitable you will come across truths and fables for just about all brands, products and research. We are here to help you filter through the noise and determine if our TECGEN71 Outer Shell is the right fit for your department.

DSR of the Month - Jordan Koffler, Cascade Fire and Safety

Jordan Koffler, a lifelong native of Naches, Washington, has dedicated himself to a life of helping others and serving his community. He serves as a volunteer EMT, firefighter, and search and rescue responder for Naches Fire Department and Yakima Co. Sheriff’s Department. Being involved in the

20 Ways to Reduce Your Risk to Exposure

As a firefighter you have been trained to effectively overcome any obstacle or uncertain circumstance you may face within your line of duty. From fire rescue to hazmat protocols, you know the procedures by heart and have practiced your drills. So, when you heard that cancer was a growing epidemic,

Change the Way You Think About Your PPE

Statistics have shown the risks firefighters face in their line of duty, especially as it relates to cancer and heat stress. Unfortunately, job-related exposure to carcinogens and other fire-ground toxins is a reality, but there are a few things your department can do to lessen contamination and

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