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.
Congratulations to our March Fire-Dex H41 Interceptor™ Hood winner, Firefighter/EMT-B Bryton Cromer from Fountain Inn, South Carolina.
Next month we will be giving away another H41 Interceptor™ Hood. Be sure to check back with us next month for entry to that contest! Bryton, you will receive an email with more instructions about sizing and delivery.
The H41 Interceptor™is available as part of our Interceptor Package. Click here to learn more about the Fire-Dex Interceptor Package™.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our DEX-PRO Glove winner, Firefighter John Boyles from Anderson County, Kentucky. Next month, we will be giving away an H41 Interceptor™Hood. John, you will receive an email with more instructions about sizing and delivery.
At Fire-Dex, we value giving back and supporting those who protect their communities each and every day. Take a look back at some of our contributions from November and December 2017.
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation: The Fire-Dex team participated in and sponsored the annual Tunnel to Towers: 403 Reasons to Run, which honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. The event gave back 93% of funds raised to the families of fire, police, ems and wounded warriors.
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children: Our team continues to donate aluminum cans to support the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC). ACBC raises money to help burn survivors and their families by collecting and selling empty aluminum cans back to the aluminum industry for recycling.
Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance: Fire-Dex donated the H41 Interceptor Hood as an auction item to help raise funds for the weekend retreat, Those Left Behind. This weekend event supports family survivors of Firefighter and EMS suicides.
Fire-Dex donated 70 pairs of leather fire boots to AMEDICAusa. AMEDICAusa supports firefighters in Guatemala who cannot afford modern protective gear. They also provide training and coordinate fire equipment donations.
In December, we hosted our Happy New Gear online giveaway where we awarded Fire-Dex gear each day from December 1-7 to show our appreciation of those serving in the fire service. The grand prize winner received the Fire-Dex Interceptor Package, featuring our latest exclusive. You can get more details on the giveaways and winners here.
Fire-Dex associates generously donated 151 pounds of food to Feeding Medina County in December. The mission of that organization is to educate, engage and lead the community in creating an environment where no one goes hungry.
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!
Medina, Ohio – January 29, 2018 – Fire-Dex welcomes Adam Hogan as the new Regional Sales Manager covering traditional distribution accounts in the Southeast Territory (Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina). In addition, he will be handling national accounts, e-commerce, catalog, and military accounts.
Adam joins the company from MES’ Florida branch where he worked as a Territory Sales Representative selling firefighting equipment.
His passion for the fire industry stems from his 16 years working as a Firefighter, with 11 years of service in the city of Birmingham, AL.
Adam lives in Tampa, FL with his wife and daughter.
Fire-Dex, headquartered in Medina, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of head-to-toe protection for first responders, including turnout gear, rescue PPE, boots, hoods, gloves and helmets. With a strong emphasis on health and safety, Fire-Dex has paved the path of innovation for the manufacturing of firefighting gear while focusing on the continuous improvement of our products and processes. Visit www.firedex.com for more information.
Congratulations to our January, Fire-Dex H41 Interceptor Hood winner, Assistant Fire Chief Amy Garcia from the Taft Volunteer Fire Department in Texas.
Next month we will be giving away a pair of Dex-Pro Gloves. Be sure to check back with us next month for entry to that contest! Chief Garcia, you will receive an email with more instructions about sizing and delivery.
The H41 Interceptor is available as part of our Interceptor Package. Click and learn more about the Fire-Dex Interceptor Package.
Medina, Ohio – January 2, 2018 – Fire-Dex announced today the promotion of Steve Allison to President. As successor to Bill Burke, Company Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Allison will take over operational responsibilities for the company worldwide.
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.