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Rose Warington joined the Fire-Dex Family in January 2017 as a Customer Service Representative, covering territories for Tory King and Bruce Scheck, which include South Central States and the Great Lakes Territory. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Business from Ohio Business College and brings over fifteen years of customer service experience, eight of those years in a manufacturing environment. Let’s get to know a little more about Rose!
The Fire-Dex H41 Interceptor™ Hood with Nomex® Nano Flex was designed to keep potentially carcinogenic particulates and other harmful contaminants off of firefighters’ jaws, faces, and necks. These areas have been identified as highly absorptive and more permeable than other areas of skin.
Spotsylvania County Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management recently purchased the H41 Interceptor™ Hoods and were not disappointed. This particulate barrier hood is scientifically-tested to block 98% of carcinogenic particulates.
“Our department continues to implement new technologies and practices to protect responders as they work to serve our community. These new hoods are composed of materials that not only protect our firefighters from fire and heat, but also help protect them from cancer causing microparticle carcinogens,” they shared in a Facebook post.
Earlier this year, Fire-Dex released TECGEN71, our latest innovation in the fight for the health and safety of firefighters. TECGEN71 is a lightweight, durable outer shell designed to protect firefighters by reducing heat stress and cardiac fatigue endured on fire scenes and/or during fire training exercises.
Amanda Yandell is the newest addition to the Fire-Dex marketing team, joining in September 2017 as our Digital Marketing Specialist. Amanda holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University and resides in Wakeman, Ohio with her husband, Adam (a local firefighter and paramedic) and daughter, Quinn (9-months). Continue reading to learn more about Amanda.
By its very nature, firefighting is a stressful occupation. Firefighters regularly exert themselves in dangerous and unpredictable environments. Merely getting ready to respond to a fire starts a flow of endorphins and begins putting stress on the cardiovascular system. Combine that with the extra weight of thick and heavy firefighting gear and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths and injuries is sudden cardiac death, which accounts for approximately half.