Articles by Month: May 2013
The Wildland Firefighter Foundation partnered with the National Interagency Fire Center to create the Wildland Firefighter Monument. They were looking for a permanent, memorable way to honor the 14 firefighters who lost their lives during the 1994 South Canyon Fire. The official dedication ceremony was held May 25, 2000.
The Monument, located on the National Fire Interagency Center base (NIFC), consists of three eight-foot bronze firefighters who stand in silent acknowledgement of the hard-working men and women on the fireline. A team of volunteers constructed a waterfall to showcase native rock gathered from a local quarry.
Granite stones with personal inscriptions line the Monument walkways and encircle its perimeter to commemorate members and supporters of the wildland firefighting community. These markers are authorized and placed twice a year at the request of individuals by the National Interagency Fire Center and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.
The Monument is meant to be enjoyed by all walks of life. Visiting the Monument will provide a sense of peace and tranquility as visitors take in the sites, smells and sounds of the natural wildlands. Have you had a chance to visit the monument?
Photo Credit: The Wildland Foundation Facebook Page
Last week, Fire-Dex Regional Sales Rep, Tony Moore, took this image while attending the Nebraska Fire School with Danko. Pictured is 3 year old Cooper Dewitt and his parents Jenni and Justin and his brother, Tony. Cooper was honored during the opening ceremonies. He is battling leukemia and has a few years to go.
At the Nebraska Fire School, our distributor, Danko, gave him a helmet and had a special face shield made for him to be D E Williams.
See more about Cooper’s journey and the support he received from the Albion FD by clicking this video link from local news coverage about Cooper.
He is a very brave little fighter and we all wish him well.
STS stands for Seam to Seam. Having the knee pad extend all the way to the side seam gives complete knee coverage no matter how the wearer bends down, or shifts while kneeling. This knee has been designed for maximum protection and mobility.
Both the foam padding and the reinforcement material have been incorporated in to the DexFlex darts to cup the knee and reduce knee pad movement.
Available EXCLUSIVELY on the FX-R pant
Available with PCA or shell reinforcement
Available with either 1 or 2 layers of foam padding
Patch measures 11″ from top to bottom
Paul Merryman is our Sales Rep of the month. Paul works for Fire Safety Services – a long time Fire-Dex dealer in Huntsville, Ohio. Paul’s territory covers central Ohio which provides him plenty of opportunities to promote the Fire-Dex products, which he does with passion. Paul lives outside of Columbus with his wife Nikki and their golden retriever, MJ. In his spare time he enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, and white water rafting. Paul also serves on his local fire department and is a fire arms safety instructor for CCW permits. We at Fire-Dex look forward to many more successful years with Paul Merryman and Fire Safety Services on our side.
Thank you Paul for all of your hard work and for being a great friend and partner to Fire-Dex.
You have been chosen as the pilot state for the first annual Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service on May 4, 2013. The date coincides with the International Association of Wildland (IAWF) Global Wildfire Awareness Week.
Join the NFPA Wildland Fire Operations Division and contribute a few hours or the entire day and work to reduce the wildfire risk in your community.
For more information checkout Firewise.org, Facebook and Twitter. There’s enormous strength in motivating people to implement fire safety actions on a designated day; and a coordinated day of wildfire preparedness is an opportunity to increase awareness while reducing risk.
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