custom turnout gear
FXR turnout gear is the only gear in the industry utilizing Active Posture Design™ (APD). Designed together with the world’s best rock climbing and extreme sports clothing designers, APD is a collection of design elements that are specifically designed to minimize firefighter stress and fatigue.
The first change you will see on Wednesday are new Product Category tabs when you go to start a new FireWriter. As we have gone from Custom Turnout Gear to working on adding all Fire-Dex and Chieftain products, these tabs will help you to easily find the exact product you’re looking to order.
The first new product line you will see available is our EMS and USAR Gear. Within FireWriter2 you can either choose your shell material and color and skip straight to the end Confirmation to order our standard ParaDex or USAR gear, or you can visit any or all tabs and customize the gear as you wish.
Once on the confirmation page, you will place your order just like you currently do for turnout gear; upload your purchase order and sizing sheet, sign for the order, and click Submit.
FireWriter2 (FW2) was been developed with the latest in web technology. Together with its interactive design and intuitive features, FireWriter2 is extremely easy to navigate…even in the often complicated world of custom turnout gear. And, it is F-A-S-T!
Using the latest state of the art technology and programming, FW2 is:
- Fast response, no waiting
- Elimination of errors, broken images and links, etc.
- Mobile capability – optimization for use with tablets
- Robust platform that will grow with us
If you haven’t already…take 3 minutes and check it out!
Featuring the XP30CP
TheXP30CP is a great way to keep organized. This pocket is a 10x10x2 full bellow pocket with 2 rows of three pockets sewn to inside to accommodate individual small tools. Click here for more information about our pocket options.
We are conducting a quick, one question survey. By answering this question, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of Fire-Dex FDXL100 Leather Fire Boots. We will draw and announce the winning name on our blog on Wednesday, February 29th. Good luck and thank you for helping us out.
How does your department track inspection, cleaning, and repair of your turnout gear?
1) Paper Method – spreadsheet or standard form
2) Computer Program – If so, please share the name of the program.
- Only one entry per person.
- There are three ways you can enter your answer: on our Facebook wall, as a comment on this blog post or by tweeting it to us at @firedex.
Thank you, again, and good luck!
This boot giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
Pat Burrows sews gear bags, lettering, harness straps and other miscellaneous gear needs. She was featured in our Fire-Dex Remembers 9/11 video series. In the video, Pat talked about her three nephews that are Brooklyn firefighters and her passion about creating protective fire gear. She said, “we’re sewing the lives of firefighters.”
Highlights about Pat:
- She loves home improvement/construction projects: “putting up and tearing down walls”;
- Shes hates yellow and gold;
- She once won a line dancing contest.
- Pat says her work at Fire-Dex has made her more creative overall.
Fire-Dex goes pink! In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we created pink turnout and EMS extrication gear for our distributor Ten-8 Equipment and their customer, the Guardians of the Ribbon, Georgia Chapter.
Pictured above is Sherry Deveraux. Sherry works in our liners department. Great work by all!
Step out Friday night and support the Lakewood FD Combat Challenge team!
Friday, May 20th, 2011
Panini’s of Westlake
23800 Detroit Rd.
Westlake, OH 44145
Help Lakewood Firefighters and Local 382 raise money to help their team
participate in the “Toughest Two Minutes in Sports”. The team will be
participating in the Firefighter Combat Challenge circuit in 2011 with hopes
of qualifying for National and World competitions again this November.
Tickets are $20 and include all you care to eat pizza, wings, quesadillas
and mini panini sandwiches. Two drink tickets included with each ticket as
well as 50/50 raffle, and several gift packages raffled. A gift card side
board and a one night stay at Kalahari waterpark and hotel, and a 42″ Vizio
HDTV also to be raffled off.
Fire-Dex is proud to have this talented team of firefighters wearing special Fire-Dex gear. Last month, they had a tandem team place 4th and 5th out of 12 teams. Mark Koehler, Lakewood Combat Challenge team member, said the gear “worked out great, much lighter and more maneuverable without a doubt.” That’s what we like to hear!
Be watching our Facebook page for updates on the Lakewood Firefighters and Local 382 Combat Challenge team and their journey to the National and World competitions in November. Good luck to them!
Although today’s firefighter is protected from heat and falling debris with clothing made of modern materials, this was not always the case. For more than 100 years, firefighters donned nothing more than a rubber or canvas slicker, a wide-brimmed leather helmet and rubber boots. Often, gloves were not even a consideration. It’s no wonder their bodies had to withstand multiple scars and wounds.
Without adequate clothing to protect them, firefighters during this time period used distance as their primary method of protection. Unfortunately, this left little margin for error. When conditions changed rapidly, which they frequently do in the midst of a fire, their clothing did not provide much protection. Even as recently as the 1960s, firefighters wore clothing that could quickly burn or melt if the fire got too close.
The Space Age ushered in new materials and manufacturing processes that could be used to produce everything from coats, pants and gloves to protective footwear and helmets. By the 1970s, clothing for firefighters had advanced dramatically. And today, firefighters are wrapped in materials that provide an outer layer that neither liquid nor heat can permeate. Still, the added challenge comes with producing clothing that is not only safe but also allows the firefighter to move about with relative ease. To add to the challenge, a firefighter must be able to dress in less than 60 seconds. No small feat, for sure.
Create your own personalized firefighting turnout gear online with Fire-Dex’s Firewriter. Build your gear from the bottom up and see your choices as they are made. EASY!
Simply, choose your materials, choose your options and write your specifications online. That’s it! I said it was easy!
Give Fire-Dex’s FireWriter a test run and create your own custom turnout gear!