Articles by Month: March 2011
Taking an event booth from transport, to complete set up can be an arduous task. Our team at Fire-dex did not take our task lightly…we lifted, pushed, pulled and eventually, the Fire-Dex Challenge came together! Special shout-out to Inflatable Images for making our interactive inflatable so awesome!
What is the Fire-Dex Challenge? This year, Fire-dex returns with a tough challenge- a maze meant for the absolute bravest and brightest competitors around. Are you at FDIC this week? Come to our booth #311 and give it a try.
Why? Cash. Cold hard cash will be awarded twice daily Thursday-Saturday.
Here are our plans:
Twice per day during the show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Fire-Dex will be giving away $2,000 cash awards, and a set of custom gear and a pair of leather boots. At the show now? Look up – that would be the Firedex boot. It is amazing – constructed by the same guys that worked for Nike, Adidas and Timberland worldwide brands. They understand fit, and they understand comfort.
$2000 cash drawings will take place:
- Thursday 3p-5:30p
- Friday 1:30p-5:00p
- Saturday Noon-2:30p
Like our Facebook page now for additional chances to win. See you there!
The most advanced and ergonomically correct harness system available. This IPH system is pre-rigged with nothing to connect at the time you need it most. Fire-Dex offers a full line of emergency egress and descent products. These products can be purchased together as a complete egress system, or individually. (Patent Pending)
See it and all the Fire-Dex gear at FDIC, Booth 311 this week.
In August, 1910, a fire called The Big Blowup blazed through parts of Montana and Idaho, burning approximately 3 million acres of land. Edward Pulaski, a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) park ranger, was asked to take a firefighting crew out to help control the fire. Pulaski and 45 firefighters ventured out, but suddenly found themselves trapped in a firestorm.
Luckily, Pulaski knew about a nearby mineshaft where his crew could attempt to take refuge from the smoke and flames. According to the story, Pulaski’s crew was so terrified of the wall of fire that was quickly closing in on them that Pulaski had to hold them at gunpoint to keep them from fleeing. He fought the fire at the mine entrance, but ended up passing out from smoke inhalation. Of the 45 members of Pulaski’s crew, an astonishing 39 of them survived the ordeal—including Pulaski. He continued to work for the USFS after The Big Blowup.
Pulaski is still known today for his contributions to firefighting. He created an important tool called the Pulaski tool, which modern-day firefighters continue to use. This tool has both an axe and a hoe-like feature on it to help with the construction of fire lines.