On Deck at the DEX
Congratulations to Tom Trzepacz, Chief of the Bowmansville, N.Y. Volunteer Fire Association, the first Fire-Dex Friday hood winner!
Tom is in his 14th year with the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association and fourth as its Chief. BVFA serves both Bowmansville and Lancaster, N.Y., answering about 750 alarms each year and providing fire, rescue and basic-level emergency medical services.
Being a part of the Bowmansville VFA is a family affair for the Trzepacz clan. Tom’s father, two brothers, a sister, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law and a nephew are all members. His grandfather was also a firefighter and Tom has a number of uncles and cousins that are firefighters in other companies.
Tom’s full-time job is working at Performance Advantage Company in Lancaster, which specializes in tool and equipment mounting systems for the fire service and the military worldwide. He has been married for four years and has 3-year-old and 5-month-old sons, who, unfortunately, are not big enough yet to fit into our very cool Fire-Dex hoods.
Each year, we host salespeople from our distributors to educate them on all the Fire-Dex gear and processes. Last week, at our Spring 2011 Fire-Dex University, we hosted 30 sales people from Florida to Ontario and Utah to New Jersey. The group toured our manufacturing center in Medina, Ohio, took training sessions taught by the one and only Fire-Dex sales team, and enjoyed networking with each other and the Fire-Dex family.
As you can see, we had a great time and look forward to our next university in September 2011.
Everyone LOVES looking at pictures on Facebook. Apparently, our Fire-Dex community is no different. We posted this picture from FDIC on our Facebook wall and asked for captions about it. We had a lot of fun reading these comments. FUNNY STUFF!
Here are a few of our favorites:
Steve: “Rapid extraction with airbag deployments. Great save!”
Keane: “This is the only way some firefighters can pick up chicks at FDIC.”
Phillip: “The chief said pick out a new set of Fire-Dex bunker pants.”
Todd: “Do you think my toes need a pedi? Let me look.”
Steve: “Look Honey I took the Fire-Dex Challenge and Won!”
Read all the captions on our Facebook page. Oh, and, feel free to add your own!
Thank you again to everyone that commented. We really enjoyed reading and laughing at all the posts.
Fire-Dex University is a two-day educational event for the salespeople from our distributors at our headquarters in Medina, Ohio. The salespeople attend detailed sessions on Fire-Dex turnout gear, fabrics, features and benefits of Fire-Dex boots, gloves, helmets and accessories. Further, the salespeople tour our state of art manufacturing facility and technology lab to watch rolls of fabric become finished gear. When it’s all said and done, our distributors know what makes Fire-Dex products superior to our competitors.
Our spring session is coming up later this month on the 20th and 21st. We’re gearing up (yes…that pun was intended) to inform this spring class of all things Fire-Dex.
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