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The classic helmet shape dates back to the early 1900s, when helmets fabricated with leather and metal caught on with firefighters everywhere. The design was purposeful: a high dome to deflect falling objects and a wide brim to protect the firefighter from debris, water and burning embers.
Adam Hogan joined the Fire-Dex team in January as a Regional Sales Manager covering the Southeast Territory (Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina). In addition, he manages national accounts, e-commerce, catalog, and military accounts. Adam has a passion for the industry, stemming from 16 years of working as a Firefighter, with 11 years of service in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. Read on to get to know more about Adam!
Congratulations to Mike DiMeglio of Donley Safety in Indianapolis, Indiana on earning the distinguished title of “Distributor of the Month” for May 2018. Over the past 7 years, Mike has covered Southern Indiana full time and been integral in helping pave the way for Donley Safety’s great success with Fire-Dex. Recently, Mike has delivered 12 sets of the Interceptor Package™ featuring TECGEN71 to Manchester Fire & Rescue, as well as 13 sets of gear to Columbus Township Fire Department. In addition, he has converted three departments to FXR custom turnouts in the last month!
Jim Cedar joined Fire-Dex in October 2017 as our Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-America territory, covering Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Jim also served in the volunteer fire service for almost ten years, which includes severals years as a NYS EMT. Get to know a little more about Jim!
Edward Lyell is a 29-year veteran of Fire and Emergency Medical services who has served as a Federal Firefighter/Paramedic for the National Park Service and Department of Defense. Lyell is also a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Federal Fire Department San Diego at Fire Station 12 Naval Air Station North Island located in Coronado, California.
Congratulations to our March Fire-Dex H41 Interceptor™ Hood winner, Firefighter/EMT-B Bryton Cromer from Fountain Inn, South Carolina.
Next month we will be giving away another H41 Interceptor™ Hood. Be sure to check back with us next month for entry to that contest! Bryton, you will receive an email with more instructions about sizing and delivery.
The H41 Interceptor™is available as part of our Interceptor Package. Click here to learn more about the Fire-Dex Interceptor Package™.
With limited budgets and increased needs, purchasing new gear can be challenging. To help you in your grant application process, we collaborated with FireGrantsHelp.com to offer your department free grant assistance for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
You can fill out this form for free, customized grant help for PPE. Funding is not guaranteed, but we will do everything we can to assist you in submitting a successful grant application.
Congratulations to Jonathan Mercer of Metro Fire, our February Distributor Sales Rep of the Month!
Jonathan is an aggressive DSR with great success in the North Texas Region, especially as it relates to the Interceptor Package™.
Recently retired from the fire service after 25 years, Jonathan takes pride in the ability to offer the fire industry health and safety-related solutions. Driven by this passion, he has played a huge role in converting customers to Fire-Dex, the Interceptor Package™, and TECGEN71.
Jonathan enjoys being adventurous with his down time; vacationing, riding dirt bikes and spending time with his wife Amy of 24 years and his 2 children Amanda (19) a sophomore in college, and Phillip (14) a freshman in high school.
At Fire-Dex, we value giving back and supporting those who protect their communities each and every day. Take a look back at some of our contributions from November and December 2017.
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation: The Fire-Dex team participated in and sponsored the annual Tunnel to Towers: 403 Reasons to Run, which honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. The event gave back 93% of funds raised to the families of fire, police, ems and wounded warriors.
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children: Our team continues to donate aluminum cans to support the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC). ACBC raises money to help burn survivors and their families by collecting and selling empty aluminum cans back to the aluminum industry for recycling.
Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance: Fire-Dex donated the H41 Interceptor Hood as an auction item to help raise funds for the weekend retreat, Those Left Behind. This weekend event supports family survivors of Firefighter and EMS suicides.
Fire-Dex donated 70 pairs of leather fire boots to AMEDICAusa. AMEDICAusa supports firefighters in Guatemala who cannot afford modern protective gear. They also provide training and coordinate fire equipment donations.
In December, we hosted our Happy New Gear online giveaway where we awarded Fire-Dex gear each day from December 1-7 to show our appreciation of those serving in the fire service. The grand prize winner received the Fire-Dex Interceptor Package, featuring our latest exclusive. You can get more details on the giveaways and winners here.
Fire-Dex associates generously donated 151 pounds of food to Feeding Medina County in December. The mission of that organization is to educate, engage and lead the community in creating an environment where no one goes hungry.