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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.

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.

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

How to Choose the Best Turnout Composite System

Before the development of our exclusive TECGEN71 outer shell, it was common perception that optimal thermal protective performance (TPP) could not be achieved in combination with maximum total heat loss (THL).  We now know a balance of these two properties exists and can be found within our

Recommended Maintenance for Turnout Gear

For many firefighters, structural firefighting protective clothing and gloves can provide a sense of security that they are “safe”. Many believe that simply wearing turnout gear is enough to limit exposure to most cancer-causing agents encountered on the scene.

Fire-Dex Acquires Darwood Manufacturing and Brings Jobs Back to Pelham, Georgia

Fire-Dex announces the acquisition of an 88,000 square foot manufacturing operation to address the growing demand for its top-of-the-line first responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Camden Fire Department Strives to Protect Its Firefighters from Carcinogen Exposure

Camden Fire Department, organized in 1869, was the first career department in New Jersey and is among the oldest departments in the United States. Though rich with history, Camden Fire has always been on the forefront of fire innovation. Back in 1916, the department was the very first in the

Congratulations – September H41 Interceptor® Hood with Stedair® PREVENT Winner!

Congratulations to our September, Fire-Dex H41 Interceptor® Hood with Stedair® PREVENT winner, Chief Robert Proper from Venango Volunteer Fire Department in Venango, Pennsylvania.

Five of the Most Devastating Wildfires in U.S. History

Wildfires can be some of the worst and deadliest natural disasters. They are capable of wiping out millions of acres of land, destroying everything in their path and leaving families and animals displaced.

Visit Fire-Dex at FRI 2018

Fire-Dex is excited for another year at Fire-Rescue International (FRI). FRI is IAFC’s annual conference and expo, providing senior-level leadership training to fire chiefs.

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