On Deck at the DEX
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 year, 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.
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.
Michelle Slawson is a key member of the Fire-Dex Customer Service Team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg College and resides in Medina, Ohio with her husband, Oliver and two sons, Carson and Parker. Let’s get to know Michelle a little better.
What’s the best thing that happened to you this week, either at work or outside of work?
My 2.5 year old slept all night!
What is your favorite vacation destination?
My favorite vacation destination would have to be Destin, Florida.
What was the first concert you ever attended?
The U2 Joshua Tree Tour in 1987.
What are you most excited for Fire-Dex in 2018?
I am very excited for our growth this year.
What TV show are you embarrassed to admit that you watch?
What is the one thing you wish you’d known 20 years ago?
Nothing I knew everything 20 years ago! 🙂
If you were a baseball player, what song would you walk out to?
I would walk out to Hypnotize by Notorious BIG.
What are 3 things people don’t know about you and may be surprised to learn?
- I am the handyman in my house.
- My husband is English.
- I love to cook.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
What do you love most about your job?
The great people I work with!
If you were stranded on an island and could only have THREE things, what would they be?
Pizza, beer, and a radio!
What career advice would you give to new college grads or other job seekers searching for their first career opportunity?
Do what you love!