In recognition of International Firefighters’ Day, we are announcing our winner of the complete, newly-released Fire-Dex Interceptor Package™. This package features PPE to combat both the number one (cancer) and number two (heat stress and cardiac fatigue) causes of firefighting related deaths.
Recent studies show daunting statistics about firefighters developing cancer while on the job or years after retirement. In fact, firefighters are 29% more likely to contract cancer in their lifetime than the general public. Additionally, it is well known that the number one cause of Line Of Duty Deaths (LODDs) is heat stress.
Larry Bucher joined Fire-Dex in August 2016 as our Regional Sales Manager for the Southwest States, covering California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii. Prior to joining the Fire-Dex team, he worked alongside current Fire-Dex Director of Marketing Todd Herring at TECGEN PPE. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University. We recently sat down with Larry to catch up.
At Fire-Dex we continue to design gear to protect you from the fire or incident you’re fighting today and from the health dangers you may face tomorrow. These products reduce exposure to harmful carcinogens and minimize heat stress and fatigue: H41 Interceptor, FXR Turnout Gear and TECGEN PPE.
Know your options. Choose your PPE for your long term health.
Fire-Dex is pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Lino to a Team Leader Position. In his new role, Nick will be instrumental in planning and assigning work, implementing procedures and company policies, coaching and developing teams, and all other team leader functions. Nick is currently overseeing the TECGEN PPE product line.
FEMA recently opened the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) application period. “The primary goal of the AFG is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA) for critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operations efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.”