Articles by Month: July 2015
Jordan Paris will be covering the Northwest Territory, T55, which includes AK, ID, MT, OR, WA & WY. Jordan is a Marine veteran, serving as squad leader during his two tours in the Middle East. He resides in Tacoma, Washington, not far from where he was raised. Jordan has a background in public relations along with over 5 years of sales experience and is currently working on a Business degree. He enjoys spending time with his fiancé, hiking, snowboarding, and target shooting. Jordan’s contact info is as follows:
Email – email@example.com
Office – (330) 723-0000 ext. 373
Mobile – (253) 677-1486
Jessica Baumgartner will be taking over the Southeast Territory, T20, which will now include FL, GA, AL, MS, and AR. Jessica has 10 years of sales & marketing experience working with such companies as Jim Beam, Unilever, Sony & Cannon. She holds a degree from The Ohio State University. Jessica currently resides in the Indianapolis area but will be relocating to Florida in the near future. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys cooking, running, traveling, and attending OSU football games. Jessica’s contact info is as follows:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Office – (330) 723-0000 ext. 389
Mobile- (614) 638-9443
The first change you will see on Wednesday are new Product Category tabs when you go to start a new FireWriter. As we have gone from Custom Turnout Gear to working on adding all Fire-Dex and Chieftain products, these tabs will help you to easily find the exact product you’re looking to order.
The first new product line you will see available is our EMS and USAR Gear. Within FireWriter2 you can either choose your shell material and color and skip straight to the end Confirmation to order our standard ParaDex or USAR gear, or you can visit any or all tabs and customize the gear as you wish.
Once on the confirmation page, you will place your order just like you currently do for turnout gear; upload your purchase order and sizing sheet, sign for the order, and click Submit.
1. What’s the best thing that happened to you this week, either at work or outside of work?
General summertime life with my family – no schoolwork, no tight schedules, more fun in the sun!
2. What is your favorite vacation destination?
The ocean…although I am happy as long as there’s water. I could do without the shark attacks!
3. What is your favorite local restaurant or place to hangout?
Favorite local restaurant:Santosuossos
Favorite hangout: our back patio with music, friends and drinks.
4. Please share your best advice for new college grads or jobseekers looking for their first career gig.
Don’t put too many limits on your expectations. Take the opportunity to branch out, relocate and experiment. You’ve got a long time to work your “real job” and the experiences will benefit you
5. What is the one thing you wish you’d known 20 years ago?
I wish I’d known to listen to my Dad to invest, invest, invest … instead of just invest.
6. What are three things people don’t know about you and may be surprised to learn?
1. I was a top athlete in high school.
2. I love rock ballads.
3. I have an illogical fear of snakes (do NOT use this against me – I’m opening up to you here).
7. What is your favorite app?
8. What is your favorite movie of all time (yes, only one!)?
Armageddon. It has it all – action, comedy, a love story … oh and tears every time Steven Tyler sings the song.
9. What song makes you want to “bust a move” when you hear it on your iPod or radio?
Old school: U Can’t Touch this – MC Hammer
New school: Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Driving down the road at top volume: Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
10. What is your favorite cookie?
Peanut Butter Kiss. Preferably warm from the oven.
11. What do you love most about your job?
The people I work with and that our product has a valuable purpose in the world
12. What accomplishment are you most proud of in your professional life?
Working my way back to a career at Fire-Dex after taking several years off to raise our twins.
13. Who is/was your inspiration?
Mr. Leffew, a teacher and coach (not even my coach) who taught me to be confident in myself, to be true to myself and to those around me and how to overcome adversity.
14. What are you most excited about for Fire-Dex for 2015?
Seeing our business grow and becoming a bigger and bigger player in the “game”.
15. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas, hands down.
16. If you could go back to college today, what would your major be?
I’d like to give education a shot, but I’d probably end up switching back to business.
17. What one device can you not live without?
18. If you were stranded on an island and could only have three things. What would those three things be?
John, Mason & Felicity. Assuming I can lump them into one, I would add a communication device and a military survival kit.
19. Which do you prefer, Android or iPhone?
20. Who would you like to “tag” at Fire-Dex to be the next 20 Questions “victim”? ☺Valerie Kreuder
Congratulations to our June FDXL-5o Grey Leather Boot winner, Jesse Marvin .
We will give another pair of FDXL-50 Grey Leather Boots away in August. Be watching for the entry to that contest.
Jesse, you will receive an email with more instructions about sizing and delivery.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
FireDex is pleased to announce our salesman of the month, Mike Stark. Mike is the loose equipment salesman for Ferrara Fire Apparatus in the Dallas Fort Worth and Austin areas. On Feb 27th of this year, Mike retired from the Grapevine Texas Fire Department with 26 years of service. Mike entered the fire service after graduating from the fire academy at age 19. Azle, Texas is home base for Mike and his wife Nancy. They have 3 children, Brittany, Katelynn, and Hunter. When Mike isn’t in the field selling equipment he is involved in his favorite pastime, deer hunting. FireDex is fortunate to have someone with Mike’s experience and drive representing us in the DFW area.