Articles by Month: November 2012
Last year, you loved it, so we brought it back this year!
Beginning on Saturday, December 1st and continuing EVERY DAY until Wednesday, December 12th, Fire-Dex will be giving away a daily prize. The grand prize, a complete set of Fire-Dex gear will be awarded on Day 12. After all, we are One Brand Head to Toe.
- Click here and enter your name and email address. You only have to do this once to be in the daily drawing AND you can do it at any time during the 12 days. For instance, if you forget or haven’t entered the drawing and it’s December 3, simply go to our Facebook page and sign up.
- For a BONUS entry, sign up to receive our newsletter and email updates. If you are already receiving our emails, you already have a bonus entry.
Here is the complete list of daily giveaways:
- Starter Fluid Travel Coffee Mug (12/1)
- SanDisk Sanza Fuse + 8GB MP3 Player (12/2)
- Fire Engine Mailbox (12/3)
- Leather Firefighting Book (12/4)
- Fire-Dex H61 Hood and Structural Gloves (12/5)
- Jawbone Speakers (12/6)
- Fire-Dex Original Grilling Apron (12/7)
- Fire-Dex Helmet and Structural Gloves (12/8)
- Samsung Galaxy (12/9)
- Fire-Dex Leather Boots (12/10)
- Set of Fire-Dex Extrication, Wildland or EMS Gear (12/11)
- Compete Set of Fire-Dex Gear all packaged in a Fire-Dex Personalized Gear Bag – One Brand Head to Toe (12/12)
Good luck and Happy Holidays from Fire-Dex!
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.
Since his Fireman debut in 1948, Harold has been a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade favorite, going through several redesigns throughout the years. Harold was not always a Fireman. In his past life, Harold floated down the street in 1945 as a Clown, 1946 as a Baseball Player, and 1947 as a Policeman.
At a height of 32 feet and a fireman’s cap measuring 45 feet in circumference, Harold is the perfect size to salute the city’s finest this Thanksgiving day.
Will you be watching the parade?
Scott Argent started with Wholesale Fire and Rescue in February 2004 on the order desk as an inside sales rep. A few years later he decided to take on an outside sales role and has flourished ever since. His territory includes southern, eastern, and northern Alberta, Fort McMurray and Saskatchewan.
Scott has been dominating in the industrial market for Alberta. Scott has the ability to turn an industrial account in to a great fire market customer. He has been especially successful with the Chieftain line with the industrial applications. Fire-Dex is thankful that Scott is such a customer oriented salesperson with great follow up skills.
Scott and his wife Ellen were married earlier this year in Jamaica. In their spare time, he and his wife enjoy traveling and making wine. Fire-Dex wishes these newlyweds the best!
The unique firefighting history of Cincinnati can be experienced at the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati. The museum highlights the significant contributions the city has made to the firefighting profession. Their mission is to share and celebrate the history while also providing an interesting fire-safety education experience.
The country’s first paid, professional fire department was created by law in Cincinnati in the year 1853. Its organizational plan became a model for cities across the country.
In 1906, the building that now houses the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati was home to the Engine Company #45 Fire House. Because of this, the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati is now included in the National Register of Historic Places.
The most important exhibit is the Safe House, which allows visitors to experience the true danger of a fire in your home. This hands-on exhibit teaches you the importance of creating an escape plan with your family and provides advice to help you safely escape your home.
Keep up with the Fire Museum of Great Cincinnati on their Facebook page.
Photo credit: The image was shared from the museum’s Facebook page.
Nomex IIIA in action, doing its job in the worst case scenario – a flashover.
Lambton Fire Department in the province of Quebec.
RESULTS and message from our dealer:
Our distributor representative, Mike Herring of Canadian Safety Equipment, who takes care of Lambton FD, sent this message to Fire-Dex:
“Good day gentlemen,
Here is a picture of a Firedex coat that one of my client’s fireman was wearing when caught in a flashover last week. The coat, SCBA face piece and helmet sustained quite a bit of damage, but the firefighter walked away without a single burn .
My client is very happy with the performance of the coat, as we all know a flashover can hit 1000 degrees easy enough. Once again Firedex has proven how quality can save lives .
Good job to you and your team.”
Todd Rudloff of Firefighter One drove to Fire-Dex headquarters in Medina, Ohio to pick up a load of rubber boots and fire gloves for departments in need on the coast. Todd’s daughter, Chloe, came with him to help.
In the words of Fire-Dex’s Allen Rom, the photo doesn’t show it, but that van was packed “to the gills.”
The mission of the Michigan Firehouse Museum is “to enhance the appreciation for firefighting history through engaging and informative exhibits, as well as teaching and promoting fire safety and prevention.” The museum is housed in a restored firehouse, where visitors can view 25 changing exhibits, including antique fire trucks, tools, equipment and the largest collection of antique fire truck bells in the country. The museum is part of the Motor Cities National Heritage Area.
The focus of the museum is the history of firefighting in the State of Michigan and the technology that has been developed over the years. You can learn more about the museum on their website, Facebook page or this video they have created on YouTube.