Fire-Dex pulled out all the stops this past week! Our team, with help from our distributor Ferrara Fire, managed to custom fit from HEAD to TOE several big-name Hollywood actors on the set of the upcoming movie Fire With Fire.
Fire With Fire is filming in the New Orleans area, and is about a fireman’s decision to take an unexpected course of action when he’s threatened by a man who he’s been ordered to testify against. This thriller is starring Bruce Willis, Josh Duhamel, and Rosario Dawson.
Fire-Dex gear was provided to the following actors: Josh Duhamel who is the main character, James Lesure and Eric Winters will all being wearing Fire-Dex gear in the movie. Check out our on-set pictures!
Stay tuned for more news around this film, along with more on this story as Fire-Dex goes Hollywood!
More movie information can be found here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1925431/.
What other movies about firemen are your favorites? Head on over to our Facebook page and tell us!
We continue our Kickin’ Back Employee Series, with Stacey Reynolds.
Stacy began at Fire-Dex as a sewer and through training over the years and “a tremendous amount of support,” she is now a Design Technician.
“I get to work on creating new products or options from start to finish through the NPOR process,” said Stacy. “I never get bored! My favorite part of my job is working on the new designs and improvements to our gear.”
How Fire-Dex Is Better Than Its Competitors
“Aside from the simple fact that it’s better because I work here, it’s the best because we listen to our customers and we give them what they ask for. I know this because that is my job!”
Advice To Fire-Dex Clients
“Don’t be afraid to ask. If we don’t offer a pocket or option, ask us.”
Four Things You Didn’t Know About Stacy
- “I love fishing! I even bait my own hook and take the fish off, unless it’s a catfish or has teeth.”
- “I used to want to be a model but I have given that dream up to be a fashion designer.”
- “I didn’t know how to sew before I started working at Fire-Dex.”
- She’s a scrapbooker. “I love taking pictures and putting them in an album with lots of details and creativity.”
Coke or Pepsi?
For years bucket brigades served as the best method for transporting water to extinguish a fire—at least until hand pumpers came on the scene. These were actually more like hand tubs with long, parallel handles, and they required many volunteers to pump up and down rapidly in an effort to continuously transport water from the tub. Although they were a giant step up from the old bucket brigades, the hand pumpers were limited as people quickly grew tired from the pumping. Nevertheless, they were widely used throughout the 1700s.
Enter the steam pumper, a major advancement that first appeared in the United States in 1840. The steam pumper, with its ability to supply continuous water, did so without using human muscle. As steam pumpers became more widespread, fewer volunteer firefighters were needed in major cities. Instead, the first paid fire departments emerged. Beginning in Cincinnati in 1853, paid firefighters ushered in an era of firefighting that included new concepts and inventions and widespread technological advances. These included the telegraph alarm system, alarm box running assignment cards, sliding fire poles—and horses. The entire landscape of firefighting was changing.
Photo from the FASNY Museum of a hand drawn apparatus that was later converted to a horse drawn apparatus.
The “Kickin’ It…Summer 2011” Fire-Dex leather fire boot promotion continues. Take 33 seconds, enjoy the music, check out our boots and see the question at the end. We want to know “where your fire boots went today!”
Have fun and keep it clean. Good luck!
And, the winner is……Brian Berry! Congratulations, Brian!
We picked our top 10 favorites, put the names in a boot (of course), and pulled out Brian’s name. There were many funny, creative captions. Our favorites were:
- Adam: “Last one to the end has to buy ice cream for everyone at the Fire-Dex booth for FDIC 2012.”
- Mike: “Got boots?”
- Jason: “I tried these boots on at FDIC. These boots are too comfortable for work boots. If you are “Kickin’ It” in these boots, you’re kicking back and relaxing.”
- Brian: ”I made a mess. You’re gonna need some gloves, turnout gear, an SCBA and these boots.”
- Jennifer: “Mommy wears the boots in our family!”
- Keith: “My mom always told me to call home when I fell in love. Does anyone have a quarter I can borrow so I can call her and tell her about the boots?”
- Chris: “My daddy’s two favorite things… me and his Fire-dex!”
- Todd: “Because I will look cool in them!”
- Jason: “I sure have Big Boots to fill to be a Hero like my Dad!”
- Owen: “My daddy’s boots are so soft, comfortable, and safe I had to get some myself.”
Be watching for more photos and a video. That’s right, one post in July will be a short video with a question at the end. It’s very cool and very catchy! Good luck and enjoy your Independence Day weekend.
Brian, please email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.