Articles by Year: 2016
Fire-Dex will be supporting the Hands-On-Training sessions at FDIC by providing each of the 100+ instructors with a set of TECGEN PPE. These sets of gear will include a one-of-a-kind FDIC, H.O.T. Instructor patch.
- Most of the firefighters injured last year were hurt during fireground operations, where 27,015, or 42.6 percent, of all firefighter injuries occurred. This was a decrease of 10.2 percent from the previous year, the lowest number since 1981.
- Injuries at the fireground decreased from a high of 67,500 in 1981 to 27,015 in 2014, a drop of 60 percent.
- The number of fires also declined steadily, for an overall decrease of 55.1 percent, and the rate of injuries per 1,000 fires has fluctuated over the past 34 years between a high of 28.3 injuries per 1,000 fires in 1990 and a low of 20.8 injuries per 1,000 fires in 2014.
- These results suggest that, even though the number of fires and fireground injuries declined during the period, the injury rate did not, meaning the fireground injury rate per fire risk has not changed much since 1981.
911 Rapid Response has been a Fire-Dex accessory dealer for the past few years. Recently they have made the full shift to selling bunker gear ensembles.
Founder and President Mark Sallada is an entrepreneur who has grown his business at a remarkable rate finding his niche in the highly competitive Pennsylvania market place.
Operations Manager Josh Wyse has worked tirelessly to develop a Fire-Dex market in an area dominated by our competition. 911 has used our Paid Wear Trial program to perfection in 2014 and 2015 to develop a pocket of customers.
Mark and Josh are active members of their respective Volunteer Fire Departments and also County search and rescue activities. Mark enjoys his time off with his family in their northern PA camp. Josh is a newlywed and will for sure discover all new adventures with his wife Kimberly.
All at Fire-Dex congratulate Mark, Josh, and the entire team at 911 Rapid Response and look forward to working with them on continued growth and success in 2016 and beyond.
With limited budgets and increased needs, purchasing new gear can be challenging and overwhelming. At Fire-Dex, we understand and can help with this process.
Each year, hundreds of grants are awarded to fire departments across the United States to boost their ability to protect their communities. Because of the multiple NFPA certifications carried by TECGEN® PPE, our gear qualifies for many different types of grants.
We collaborated with FireGrantsHelp.com to offer free grant assistance for PPE. We can also alert you about upcoming funding opportunities specific to your state.
Further, we have a TECGEN Product Specialist, Todd Herring, available for questions about the gear and grant opportunities.
To access the TECGEN Grant Assistance Program, click here and complete your department information. Within 72 hours, a Grants Assistance Manager will contact you.