Articles by Year: 2014
Fire-Dex NFPA #1851 Review Meeting.
Emphasis on Gear Tracking
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Fire-Dex invites you to attend a free 4 hour meeting to review the basics of NFPA Standard #1851. Selection, Care and Maintenance of PPE. There will be an emphasis on Inspection and the free Fire-Dex Gear Tracking software.
Who should attend?
Anyone charged with the selection, care, maintenance and tracking of bunker gear, helmets and boots and all other PPE.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hot lunch included at noon.
- NFPA #1851 review.
- Routine and Advanced Inspection.
- Routine and Advanced Cleaning.
- Basic and Advanced Repair.
Embassy Suites Denver Southeast
7275 East Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO 80231
Just off I-25 at Exit #201. Free parking.
RSVP: Send email: Reception@firedex.com or call toll free 1-877-347-3339 ex. 301.
This event is free. What brand of gear your department uses does not matter for #1851. Join us!
Allen A. Rom
330-723-0000 ext. 312.
After the success of our 3rd Annual 12 Days of Fire-Dex, Dex Out Your Firehouse, we decided to continue giving back to you and your fellow firefighters.
Beginning next Friday, February 7, we will select our first “First Fridays by Fire-Dex” winner. This winner will receive a Fire-Dex BO2 Gear Bag with five pairs of G1 Structural Gloves! That’s right! You win and you get to celebrate your winnings with four of your fellow firefighters. We will continue this giveaway on the First Friday of every month on Facebook.
Click here to enter! Good luck!
Ten years ago, Fire-Dex launched the first web-based custom turnout gear builder and gave it the name FireWriter. The original intention was to provide a tool that would help customers build their ideal set of gear, specific to their set of circumstances and their individual needs. Once all of the options were selected, the customer could then send the FireWriter to Fire-Dex as an order thereby reducing ordering confusion and ultimately ordering errors. Ten years ago, that was revolutionary. FireWriter has remained the industry’s best gear building tool for the last decade (and arguably still is today). As with all great innovations, competition is soon to copy. Other turnout gear manufacturers have spent the last ten years working to create a program to compete with FireWriter. Some have been more successful than others…
Turnout gear, customers, ordering and Fire-Dex overall, are not the same as they were ten years ago. Today, there are so many more options, materials, technology, etc. With that in mind, Fire-Dex committed significant resource to the creation of the next generation FireWriter program. Our goal was simple…take what we’ve learned over the last ten years with FireWriter plus the feedback we’ve gotten from our customers and create a program that makes our customer’s lives quicker, easier and more efficient. With a commitment to keep FireWriter as the industry leader in custom gear building, FireWriter2 was built.
FireWriter2 (FW2) was been developed with the latest in web technology. Together with its interactive design and intuitive features, FireWriter2 is extremely easy to navigate…even in the often complicated world of custom turnout gear. And, it is F-A-S-T!
Using the latest state of the art technology and programming, FW2 is:
- Fast response, no waiting
- Elimination of errors, broken images and links, etc.
- Mobile capability – optimization for use with tablets
- Robust platform that will grow with us
If you haven’t already…take 3 minutes and check it out!
FireWriter2 has been built with the latest in web technology. Together with its interactive design and intuitive features, FireWriter2 is extremely easy to navigate…even in the often complicated world of custom turnout gear.
Similar to going online and building your perfect car, Fire Departments can now use FireWriter2 to build their ideal set of custom turnout gear. In addition, the department can then send a copy of the gear they just built to their dealer and with just a few clicks, the dealer can then submit it as an order directly to Fire-Dex. Fire-Dex dealers will also use this tool to build quotes, provide specification text, share TPP/THL numbers, and etc.
Drag and drop custom option placement, “smart” drop-down boxes and “filtered” selections, real time pricing updates, image of gear that updates with each option selection; those are just a few of the new features that make FireWriter2 the leading gear configuration tool in the industry.
Custom turnout gear has thousands of options and combinations. FireWriter2 houses every option that Fire-Dex offers and makes it just a click away.