It all started with a message from Rich Mistkowski, a Fire-Dex Facebook fan and firefighter in New Jersey. Rich shared some fun, inspiring images of his son, Mattie, at his firehouse in his Fire-Dex gear. Rich added, “he (Mattie) may be the world’s first down syndrome firefighter. You never know. He is a very determined young man.” All of us at Fire-Dex were immediately smitten with Mattie and his contagious smile.
These images inspired, Julie Burke, wife of Fire-Dex Chairman Bill Burke, to champion Fire-Dex to award Mattie with a Fire-Dex helmet of his own….just like his Dad’s.
Next came these animated pictures of Mattie sporting his very own Fire-Dex helmet, just like his Dad’s. Mattie was also featured in his helmet on FireEngineering.com today.
We share this with you on March 21st, World Down Syndrome Day. And, we wish all those things for Mattie today and every day.
Thank you to our dealer, FF1 Professional Safety Services for helping us deliver this new helmet to Mattie.
Thank you to all that participated in our “Name That Glove” promotion that ended earlier this month. We announced the top vote getter last Friday and it was DEX-PRO, submitted by Kim Enter.
We received duplicate entries for blackout, stealth and black hawk. As per contest rules, the duplicate entry names were put in a hat to determine the winner of the new gloves. Below is a list of the glove entries with each person that submitted the name through our official entry form. The person drawn to receive the gloves for each submitted name has an asterisk (*) by their name and each recipient is underlined.
Thank you again! We appreciate the engaging social communities we continue to grow and we value your feedback. Stay safe and keep watching for ways to win with Fire-Dex.
- DEX-PRO: Kim Entner
- BLACKOUT: Michael Hardin, Kyle Nelson, Chris Mitchum, *Jason Downing, Dylan Seifert
- STEALTH: Tim Getz, Shaman Sharma, James Boots, Robert Reynolds, Coty Stanley, *Jimmy Weeks
- BLACK HAWK: Nikkita Buckles, *Matthew Erd
- DEXterity: Chris Mazur
Winners, our gloves will be ready for shipment later this summer. You will receive an email by early next week to confirm your entry information for shipping and with more information for you. Thanks and congratulations!
After the success of our 3rd Annual 12 Days of Fire-Dex, Dex Out Your Firehouse, we decided to continue giving back to you and your fellow firefighters.
Beginning next Friday, February 7, we will select our first “First Fridays by Fire-Dex” winner. This winner will receive a Fire-Dex BO2 Gear Bag with five pairs of G1 Structural Gloves! That’s right! You win and you get to celebrate your winnings with four of your fellow firefighters. We will continue this giveaway on the First Friday of every month on Facebook.
Click here to enter! Good luck!
He is the winner of a complete set of head to toe Fire-Dex Gear all packaged in a Fire-Dex Personalized Gear Bag. The bag contents will be one set of FX-R gear (egress system only if the department mandates), one white H81 100% Nomex Hood, one pair of FDX G1 Structural Gloves, one pair of FDXL – 100 Red Leather Fire Boots, and a Fire-Dex Helmet.
Thank you to everyone that participated in our third annual 12 Days of Fire-Dex. We greatly enjoy connecting with each of you and celebrating those in fire service. Have a wonderful holiday season!
Aaron, check your email as we will send you more details. Thank you and congratulations again!
These giveaways have been sponsored by DuPont. DuPont Nomex® and Kevlar® brand fibers provide superior strength, durability and thermal protection that stands up to the heat.