Camden Fire Department, organized in 1869, was the first career department in New Jersey and is among the oldest departments in the United States. Though rich with history, Camden Fire has always been on the forefront of fire innovation. Back in 1916, the department was the very first in the nation to own a fleet of fully-motorized fire apparatus in a day in age when most large cities were still operating on horseback.
Camden Fire Department in Camden, New Jersey recently purchased 180 sets of Fire-Dex FXR Turnouts made with TECGEN71. Their purchase also included 180 H41 Interceptor™ Hoods and DEX-PRO Gloves. Thank you to the Camden Fire Department for their purchase and to our distributor, Jersey Fire & Safety Products for coordinating the deal.
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!
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.
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.