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.
Winning the Fire-Dex online event, Happy New Gear, comes with many perks, including the grand prize award of the complete Interceptor Package. We are receiving online entries now and will begin awarding daily prizes beginning December 1, 2017.
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.