Headquartered in Medina, Ohio, Fire-Dex is a leading family-owned manufacturer of head-to-toe PPE with a product line has a strong emphasis on reducing heat stress and carcinogen exposure among first responders.
Fire-Dex’s FXR custom turnouts are the only firefighter turnouts made with Active Posture Design™ (APD). Designed in collaboration with the best rock climbing and extreme sports clothing experts, these turnouts combine elements to minimize firefighter stress and fatigue. Paired with their exclusive TECGEN71 outer shell, these turnouts are the lightest, most breathable, and most flexible turnouts found in the fire service.
This effort is part of Fire-Dex’s larger Interceptor Package™, a three-part PPE package to reduce heat stress and carcinogen exposure made of the FXR custom turnouts, particulate blocking hoods, and TECGEN51 Fatigues, alternative PPE for rescue, extrication, and emergency medical service. Gloves continue to be Fire-Dex’s most popular accessory. Dex-Pro gloves offer maximum dexterity and flexibility with a 360-degree range of motion while providing the highest level of heat protection of any NFPA-certified glove.
Fire-Dex offers ISP cleaning and repair services to mitigate and reduce contaminate exposure and protect first responders and laundry solutions and disinfectants for in-station cleanings. Fire-Dex’s Gear Wash service will be expanding soon to offer new locations to first responders.
At the Fire Department Instructors Conference International in 2021, Fire-Dex presented its line of PPE and services and even held a giveaway of the TECGEN51 Fatigues. While on the show floor Instructor Andy Starnes of Insight Training shared why he loves wearing FXR turnouts built with TECGEN71 in training. This video interview and other booth activities were shared on Fire-Dex’s blog. The blog is one of several ways the company has been sharing both product and company news.
Fire-Dex has not only grown its product line and brand but also its staff. As a family-owned company, it has brought in the second generation with the induction of Lauren Burke DeVere, Bill Burke’s eldest daughter, as President and his youngest daughter, Taylor Burke Gilman, as President of Gear Wash. Bill Burke moved to become Chairman, and Steve Allison has been named CEO of Fire-Dex. The Fire-Dex team is proud to have compassionate employees who focus on providing quality PPE products and services for first responders.