Fire-Dex is proud to bring our Continuing Education Series seminar to Chandler, AZ on March 30, 2017. We have an eye-opening education program that is a must attend for anyone concerned with the prevalent issues facing today’s fire service: Cancer awareness and support, PPE use, and evaluating unique rescue scenarios.
Fire-Dex is proud to bring our Continuing Education Series seminar to Philadelphia, PA on February 16, 2017. We have an eye-opening education program that is a must attend for anyone concerned with the prevalent issues facing today’s fire service: Cancer awareness and support, PPE use, and evaluating unique rescue scenarios.
Retired Fire Chief Bob Keys served the City of New York, FDNY for 31 years. He is considered to be an industry expert on the incorporation of new technology in the Fire Service. He was an important member of the rebuilding of the FDNY following 9/11 and has been awarded numerous medals for heroic, lifesaving acts.
Title/Position: Battalion Chief FDNY (retired) / Consultant
Pictured above is Bob with New York Giants Punter Sean Landetta. Sean let him try on his two Super Bowl Championship rings!
1. What’s the best thing that happened to you this week, either at work or outside of work?
I was skiing in a foot of powder on Tuesday in Park City, Utah with my son Matt.
2. What is your favorite vacation destination?
The British Virgin Islands
3. What is your favorite local restaurant or place to hangout?
Robke’s in Northport, New York
4. What is your best advice for new college grads or jobseekers looking for their first career gig?
Find something that you love to do and you will never have to “work” a day in your life! I loved working for the FDNY.
5. What is the one thing you wish you’d known 20 years ago?
6. What are 3 things people don’t know about you and may be surprised to learn?
I love sailing and lacrosse. I am also a Parrot Head.
7. What is your favorite app?
Dark Sky – weather forecasting
8. What is your favorite movie of all time?
9. What song makes you want to “bust a move” when you hear it on your iPod or radio?
Maroon 5 – Sugar
10. What is your favorite cookie?
Mom’s Chocolate Chip Bars
11. What do you love most about your job?
Keeping in touch with firefighters. We share a unique view of life and I love to connect with similar minded people.
12. What accomplishment are you most proud of in your professional life?
Being able to share my life’s experiences to make firefighting a little bit safer.
13. Who is/was your inspiration?
Firefighter Robert Wiedmann FDNY Rescue 2, who survived a horrific flashover fire.
14. What are you most excited about for Fire-Dex in 2016?
Development of the Nomex Nano Flex Hood
15. What is your favorite holiday?
16. If you could go back to college today, what would your major be?
Ski Resort Management
17. What one device can you not live without?
My iPhone (unfortunately)
18. If you were stranded on an island and could only have THREE things, what would they be?
The Bible, fishing gear & beer
19. Which do you prefer, Android or iPhone?
20. Who would you like to “tag” at Fire-Dex to be the next 20 Questions “victim?”
Fire-Dex, a leading manufacturer of firefighter protective apparel announces its formal consulting partnership agreement with Bob Keys, FDNY Batallion Chief (ret.) and Principal at Fire-research and Development of New York Consulting, LLC. Bob will be assisting METRO Department Sales Manager, Allen Rom and Fire-Dex with sales efforts at large departments in the US and Canada.
“We are thrilled to be working with Bob; his experience and knowledge make him the perfect partner to help Fire-Dex grow our METRO business” says Bill Burke, CEO and Chairman of Fire-Dex.
Bob Keys recently completed a 31 year career within the Fire Department – City of New York (FDNY) as a decorated Battalion Chief. During his tenure with the FDNY he held a number of fire fighting and leadership positions including Chief in Charge for the Research and Development Unit. While leading the Research and Development Unit he was responsible for the testing, development, and certification for all new and existing equipment utilized by over 11,000 Firefighters in the FDNY.