Fire-Dex is pleased to announce Mike Booth with Chief Fire & Safety Co, Inc. as our Sales Rep of the Month.
Mike has been supplying firefighting gear and apparatus for Chief Safety to Northwestern Oklahoma/Kansas for the past 7 years. Mike is a lieutenant with the Oklahoma City Fire Department and will celebrate 20 years with OCFD this February. Fire-Dex’s FireWriter2 gear building program has allowed Mike to create bunker gear to match the needed specifications required by departments. Recently, Perkins and Weatherford Fire Department purchased Fire-Dex FXR bunker gear built to meet their specifications. Mike and his family have been life-long residents of Garber, Oklahoma.
Fire-Dex is thankful for seasoned professionals like Mike who provide their experience in helping departments make the right decisions for PPE. Thank you, Mike, for all of your hard work!
Since it’s inception as our national emergency number in 1968, 9-1-1 has been one of the most vital services available to the American public. This year, 9-1-1 services expand to another one of America’s most used technologies: text messaging.
An average of 101 texts are sent each day for people 18 to 34, and many people say that they prefer texting to calls. Despite the medium’s popularity, it has never been utilized as a national emergency service. Earlier this year, the FCC set out to change that, and begun national roll out of the new text-to-911 service. Distribution will take some time, but the technology is already available in some areas.
The new text-to-911 service is a large step for emergency service in the U.S. The FCC stresses that voice calls should still be the primary method of reporting an emergency, but text messages will still be very useful for people with disabilities, or for situations where voice is not an option. To learn more about the new service, visit the FCC’s official page on the program.