Each year, we host salespeople from our distributors to educate them on all the Fire-Dex gear and processes. Last week, at our Spring 2011 Fire-Dex University, we hosted 30 sales people from Florida to Ontario and Utah to New Jersey. The group toured our manufacturing center in Medina, Ohio, took training sessions taught by the one and only Fire-Dex sales team, and enjoyed networking with each other and the Fire-Dex family.
As you can see, we had a great time and look forward to our next university in September 2011.
There are more than 200 fire museums in the U.S. and Canada.
Firefighting has a rich historical background that is documented in the numerous firefighting museums located throughout this country and Canada. Years ago, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) recognized the need to link these institutions, which vary greatly in their makeup, primarily as a method for exchanging ideas. In 1989, the IAFC sponsored a fire museum seminar which took place during the Fire-Rescue International Conference. Representatives from nine fire museums attended, and they decided to make the seminar an annual event. Still, many of the museums wanted even more interaction, something they could rely on throughout the year. They formed a committee to research the possibility of developing an organization of fire museums, and in 1995, the Fire Museum Network was established.
Today the Fire Museum Network is a non-profit organization that allows for networking among the various fire museums, while also promoting the interests of collecting, preserving and interpreting the artifacts, history and traditions of the fire service. It is run by a volunteer board of directors. In addition to the annual Fire Museum Seminar, the organization maintains a comprehensive Web site with a directory of fire museums that belong to the network. This information can be accessed at www.firemuseumnetwork.org.
Everyone LOVES looking at pictures on Facebook. Apparently, our Fire-Dex community is no different. We posted this picture from FDIC on our Facebook wall and asked for captions about it. We had a lot of fun reading these comments. FUNNY STUFF!
Here are a few of our favorites:
Steve: “Rapid extraction with airbag deployments. Great save!”
Keane: “This is the only way some firefighters can pick up chicks at FDIC.”
Phillip: “The chief said pick out a new set of Fire-Dex bunker pants.”
Todd: “Do you think my toes need a pedi? Let me look.”
Steve: “Look Honey I took the Fire-Dex Challenge and Won!”
Read all the captions on our Facebook page. Oh, and, feel free to add your own!
Thank you again to everyone that commented. We really enjoyed reading and laughing at all the posts.
Fire-Dex University is a two-day educational event for the salespeople from our distributors at our headquarters in Medina, Ohio. The salespeople attend detailed sessions on Fire-Dex turnout gear, fabrics, features and benefits of Fire-Dex boots, gloves, helmets and accessories. Further, the salespeople tour our state of art manufacturing facility and technology lab to watch rolls of fabric become finished gear. When it’s all said and done, our distributors know what makes Fire-Dex products superior to our competitors.
Our spring session is coming up later this month on the 20th and 21st. We’re gearing up (yes…that pun was intended) to inform this spring class of all things Fire-Dex.