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Evolution of the Firefighter Helmet

The History of Firefighting Helmets

Helmets are an iconic component of the typical firefighter ensemble. The classic firefighter helmet design can be first seen in the early 1900s when helmets were created with only leather and metal. The purposeful design featuring a high dome to deflect

Fire-Dex Starts Production of Isolation PPE in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are beginning the production of AAMI Level 3-compliant reusable isolation gowns and coveralls. 

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 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).

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.

Distributor Sales Rep of the Month – Brent Schmerge of Fire Safety Services

With only 2 years of experience working in fire sales, Brent Schermge has made a great impact!

Camden Fire Department Purchases 180 Sets of TECGEN71 FXR Turnouts

Camden Fire Department in Camden, New Jersey recently purchased 180 sets of Fire-Dex FXR Turnouts made with TECGEN71. Their purchase also included 180 H41 Interceptor™ Hoods and DEX-PRO Gloves. Thank you to the Camden Fire Department for their purchase and to our distributor, Jersey Fire &

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