Fire-Dex Celebrates Future Firefighter Mattie On World Down Syndrome Day

Future Firefighter Mattie on World Down Syndrome Day
It all started with a message from Rich Mistkowski, a Fire-Dex Facebook fan and firefighter in New Jersey. Rich shared some fun, inspiring images of his son, Mattie, at his firehouse in his Fire-Dex gear. Rich added, “he (Mattie) may be the world’s first down syndrome firefighter. You never know. He is a very determined young man.” All of us at Fire-Dex were immediately smitten with Mattie and his contagious smile.

These images inspired, Julie Burke, wife of Fire-Dex Chairman Bill Burke, to champion Fire-Dex to award Mattie with a Fire-Dex helmet of his own….just like his Dad’s.

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Next came these animated pictures of Mattie sporting his very own Fire-Dex helmet, just like his Dad’s.  Mattie was also featured in his helmet on FireEngineering.com today.

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We share this with you on March 21st, World Down Syndrome Day.  And, we wish all those things for Mattie today and every day.

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Thank you to our dealer, FF1 Professional Safety Services for helping us deliver this new helmet to Mattie.

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