Articles by Month: February 2013
Happy Birthday to the first President of the United States and past volunteer firefighter, George Washington. George served the Alexandria Fire Department in Virginia after it was founded in 1774.
This photo is from the Inman Square Fire Station Mural in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The mural was painted in 1980 and restored in 1999 by Ellary Eddy. He was included to commemorate the time he spent in Cambridge during the Revolution and in recognition of his service as a volunteer firefighter in Virginia.
Photo credit: The Cambridge Room
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Delbert Harms has been consistently one of our more diligent sales representatives for A.E.C. Fire & Safety. Del is based in a community surrounded by competition that have had long standing relationships with potential customers. Del has proven himself by being available when the customer needs him to be there, whereas our competition wants to only be there when revenue is available, and not make periodic sales calls to keep in touch. Del has attended Fire-Dex Academies, and assisted at major trade shows with Fire-Dex such as FDIC and others. Del’s fire service background is a great advantage over the competition, being able to assist with customers needs and questions.
Congratulations to Alan Casper! He is the lucky winner of our helmet giveaway. He will be receiving a shiny new Fire-Dex helmet very soon!
Alan, you will receive an email with further instructions to coordinate delivery, etc. Congratulations again.
Not a winner today? Not to worry! You may still enter our weekly Fire-Dex Fridays giveaway on our Facebook page. That winner will receive a pair of Fire-Dex G1 Structural Gloves. We announce the winner of those weekly giveaways on Friday afternoons at 3:00.
Good luck and stay safe!
“Access to 911 must catch up with how consumers communicate in the 21st century,” said FCC chairman Julius Genachowsk. (cnn.com)
Text messaging has been around for 20 years and is one of the most popular modes of communication. An average of 88 texts are sent daily for people ages 18 to 29 compared to 17 phone calls a day.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) confirmed that four wireless carriers in the United States would implement text-to-911 messages by May 15, 2014. The local emergency response centers will need specific equipment to receive the texts.
What do you think? How will 9-1-1 text messaging help first responders?