Chieftain is a part of the Fire-Dex Family of Brands…

About Fire-Dex

HistoryTimeline-Fire-Dex-MedinaFire-Dex is proud of our service and the quality we put into our products.

Fire-Dex, headquartered in Medina, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of head-to-toe protection for 1st responders. Fire-Dex began with the acquisition of Morgan Protective Apparel in Rome, GA in 1983; manufacturing welding and firefighting gloves with good dexterity, the name "Fire-Dex" was an obvious choice. Fire-Dex strategically grew by adding more accessory items such as fire hoods, gear bags, and suspenders and then began manufacturing structural turnout gear in 1987. 

In 1997 Fire-Dex built and opened their current manufacturing facility & headquarters in Medina, Ohio.  Fire-Dex was the first manufacturer in the industry to be awarded the ISO 9001 certification (2000 edition) and our robust quality system is currently certified to the ISO 9001:2015 edition.

Expansion continued in the following years, adding Para-Dex™ EMS and USAR Gear, and then in September of 2008 Fire-Dex acquired Chieftain, bringing with it a long history in the fire industry, dating back to 1927.

Fire-Dex entered the footwear market in 2010 when they launched their first structural firefighting boot, the FDXL-100 Red Leather Boot.

Recognizing the health benefits of wearing lighter gear when structural turnouts aren't necessary, Fire-Dex proudly acquired TECGEN® PPE in September of 2015 as its latest addition to the Fire-Dex family of brands.

Fire-Dex's commitment to customer satisfaction, production excellence and product innovations has paved the path for continued rapid growth and the ability to consistently develop and acquire new life-saving technologies in the fire protection market.


To serve those who serve.


To become the world leader in personal protective equipment.

Values - F.I.R.E


Friendly People
Unbeatable service
Next generation products


We treat our team members, customers and suppliers with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of diversity.


We subscribe to the highest standards through honesty, consistency of character and “doing the right thing.”


We are committed to quality and process excellence in every endeavor we undertake.

Quality Policy

Fire-Dex is committed to customer satisfaction by providing quality products with responsive service and delivery.
We will achieve this by promoting an environment of continuous improvement through employee involvement.