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Fire-Dex introduces our newest in turnout gear, FXM. FXM combines traditional, proven performance characteristics with the latest in comfort features in a new, modern style platform.
FXM features a modern tapered hem coat that is longer in the back and shorter in front giving you maximum coverage where you need it, and just as importantly, less where you don’t. In addition, FXM incorporates the DexFlex™ knees and elbows that are pre-bent for more flexibility and freedom of movement. A seamless crotch gusset provides less restriction and more durability.
He is the winner of a complete set of head to toe Fire-Dex Gear all packaged in a Fire-Dex Personalized Gear Bag. The bag contents will be one set of FX-R gear (egress system only if the department mandates), one white H81 100% Nomex Hood, one pair of FDX G1 Structural Gloves, one pair of FDXL – 100 Red Leather Fire Boots, and a Fire-Dex Helmet.
Thank you to everyone that participated in our third annual 12 Days of Fire-Dex. We greatly enjoy connecting with each of you and celebrating those in fire service. Have a wonderful holiday season!
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These giveaways have been sponsored by DuPont. DuPont Nomex® and Kevlar® brand fibers provide superior strength, durability and thermal protection that stands up to the heat.
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Jon Marshall has been with Industrial Protection Services (IPS) for a relatively short time, however he has established himself as the PPE resource in his market. Jon’s customer base respects and identifies him as the source expert in the region. Jon covers the beautiful terrain of central/northern Maine from his home in Ellsworth.
Prior to IPS Jon served as the Fire Chief in Ellsworth, ME. Jon is still heavily involved in community affairs in Ellsworth. Firefighting is in the family as Jon’s son Paul is a career Portland, ME firefighter.
When not working Jon and his wife Patty enjoy spending time at their camp, vacationing in Florida, and most of all visiting with their granddaughter, Liv.
All of us at Fire-Dex thank Jon for his hard work and commitment to the Fire-Dex line.
Though only 20, the 2012 grand prize winner of Fire-Dex’s head to toe Fire-Dex gear, is no stranger to fire service. While officially starting as a Junior Firefighter at the age of 14 on the Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department, Lieutenant Carson Cross began observing training sessions with his father and brother at their local Appalachian Volunteer Fire Department in the mountains of east Tennessee when he was 13.
Growing up in a family of firefighters, Carson explains, “There just wasn’t any other option than to become a firefighter.” All the way back to his great, great, great grandfather who was a firefighter in Sweden, the men in Carson’s family have been deeply involved in fire service, on his father’s and mother’s side for generations. Carson’s brother is a firefighter in Texas, his father who started firefighting in college is currently his fire department’s Chief, three of his uncles are firefighters and his grandfather was a fire Chief for over 20 years in the Adirondack Mountains. Carson states that his mother’s job, while growing up in the Adirondacks, was to get up at all hours of the night and ring the town’s fire siren. Fire calls went directly to their personal home phones before the days of 9-1-1.
Carson was recently promoted to lieutenant and is a member of the Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department in Hartford, Tennessee. This rural mountain fire department was started in 1979 by the local Ruritan Club. Though a small department of two engines, two tankers, a squad and a brush truck, Grassy Fork is not only involved in protecting their fire district, but also active in helping surrounding fire districts. Much of the department’s boundaries are on the Tennessee and North Carolina state line. Due to their proximity, Grassy Fork responds to mutual aide calls in the I-40 Gorge, mountain rescues in the national park and fire and medical calls from a nearby mountain community.
Along with firefighting, Carson is interested in Bomb and Arson Investigation, Search and Rescue and is currently training Ember, a one and a half year old Golden Retriever, as a SAR service dog.
Back in December, Carson was the grand prize winner during the 12 Days of Fire-Dex on Facebook. Carson won a helmet, hood, turnout gear, gloves, and boots. Our Fire-Dex distributor in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Mid-South Emergency Equipment, was kind enough to send our long-time Fire-Dex friend and sales representative, Franklin Scott, out to get Carson measured for his new gear and make sure he got the exact gear he wanted.
Congratulations again to our 2012 12 Days of Fire-Dex winner Carson Cross.