Articles by Month: March 2012
Our newly released FDX G1 Structural Gloves have been in high demand since their release on March 1st.
We are giving away a pair of these high dexterity gloves! Simply give us your best caption for the above photo to be eligible to win.
- Enter your caption by posting your entry on our Facebook wall, by commenting on the bottom of this blog post or by tweeting us at @Firedex.
- One entry per person.
- Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 1st.
- Have fun with it!
Since baseball season kicks off next week, we brought Ryan and Mac back from the archives. Give us your best caption of these two future firefighters having fun on a big red rig last summer.
We will pick our top 10 favorite entries and draw the winner. We will post the winning name on our blog on Monday, April 2nd. Good luck and stay safe!
This caption contest is in not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
Fire-Dex has redesigned their FX gear to be unlike anything else on the market. The new FX-R coat has less fabric, weighs less, and allows for a better range of motion.
The new, patent-pending OmniDex Cut has moved the shoulder seams inward to allow the wearer to move with less restriction. The OmniDex Cut has also changed the placement of the sleeve attachment which has eliminated the need for a back pleat, greatly reducing the amount of fabric and weight of the coat. This unique design allows the wearer to move more freely while wearing an SCBA and greatly reduces coat-rise. The elimination of the back pleat has also reduced the number of seams, which helps eliminate irritation under an SCBA and reduces the number of wear-points.
The FX-R design still includes a seamless collar but now includes a pleat in the shell fabric for a more secure fit while still allowing for an uncompromised, seamless moisture barrier. The FX-R collar is NFPA compliant without a throat strap, allowing for better interface with the SCBA face mask.
FX-R gear still includes some tried-and-true design features such as the DexFlex Elbow, DexFlex Knee, and the seamless crotch gusset and is fully customizable with a wide variety of fabrics, pockets, and other features and options.
It really is unlike anything else on the market – visit our Fire-Dex website for more details on the NEW Fire-Dex FX-R gear.
Steve Napolitano is Fire-Dex’s March Sales Representative of the month. Steve has been selling Fire-Dex products for over ten years at Advanced Technologies in Herkimer, New York.
Steve is the founder of Advanced Technologies and until recently the President. Steve is looking to wind down his busy lifestyle and sold the business. He now acts as a consultant for Herkimer Area Resource Center.
Steve has embraced the head to toe concept of Fire-Dex and has developed a loyal following in his area who have taken in flocks to our new boots and are anxiously awaiting the G1 Glove. Many of Steve’s customers have been wearing Fire-Dex for a decade. Steve is highly knowledgeable in all areas of PPE and is a true resource to the departments he serves.
In addition to his consulting role, Steve is an officer at the Herkimer Fire Department and a Director at the Herkimer County Emergency Management Office. He recently bought a summer camp where he and his children, Steven and Alyssa, will enjoy kayaking, golf and a lot of relaxing.
All of us at Fire-Dex congratulate Steve on his award and thank him for his many years of loyalty to Fire-Dex.
Over 2,000 pieces of steel from the World Trade Center have been spread to memorials all over the world to represent the international impact of the event.
Locations in the United States:
Many U.S. locations are shown in the this map. However, this is not a comprehensive list.
Some areas are: Westerville, OH; Eastlake, OH; Portland, MI; Lansing, MI; Charlottesville, VA; Salem, VA; Norfolk, VA; Dixon, IL; Naperville, IL; Coal City, IL. There are also many locations within the New York area.
Locations outside the United States:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Have you visited any of these memorials?
The New FDX G1 Structural Glove
Medina, Ohio – March 1, 2012 – Fire-Dex has a released a new structural glove that is unlike anything else currently available on the market. Not only does the FDX G1 have remarkable dexterity but has a 60+ TPP and class-leading Conductive Heat transfer protection.
The off-the-charts TPP score has come from using only the highest quality materials; all full-grain leathers and the latest in thermal protection, the Kovenex-R thermal liner. The Conductive Heat Resistance testing times for the palm and back of the glove are also higher than anything in its class, and again went off the charts in many conditions. The utmost protection is provided by the 5-Layer Back which has full-grain cowhide, full-grain pigskin, Pyrotect moisture barrier and 2 layers of Kovenex-R thermal. The palm is full-grain goatskin with an additional full-grain pigskin palm strap. Reversed leathers are used on the palm for extra grip.
The G1’s superior dexterity comes from both its materials and its design. Roll-over, seamless fingertips provide the best tactility, while pre-curved, ergonomically designed fingers add to the total dexterity. Additionally, each finger is constructed of 4 panels of leather around the finger to give it a 3D shape, rather than most gloves which have 2 pieces of leather creating flat fingers.
These gloves are also built to last. On the palms, wrapping around the finger tips, is goatskin which is both durable and supple because of goats’ natural lanolin. The back of the hand and the palm strap is pigskin which is abrasion resistant, doesn’t stiffen after getting wet, has a porous hide offering the greatest breathability, and becomes softer with use. Kovenex-R® is used for the thermal lining. One of the newest materials in the fire industry, Kovenex-R® provides innovative protection, is thin and lightweight while providing exceptional durability and protection from heat and flame.