Fire-Dex, one of the nation's largest firefighter turnout gear manufacturers, has acquired Chieftain Safety Manufacturing, a provider of top-quality firefighter protective gear.
I've spent much of my career finding ways to improve firefighter safety through protective equipment and training.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers are continuing to make strides in improving the performance and fit of firefighting gear.
On Nov. 14, 2009, firefighter Ramon E. Hain died at age 50 from complications following an exposure in 1997. On a cardiac arrest call, he came into contact with the patient’s body fluids through a wound on his own knee.
Fire-Dex recently appointed three people to sales and marketing positions.
NOTIFIER by Honeywell has enhanced its ONYX FirstVision interactive touch screen display to provide first responders more conclusive, real-time information on emergency events.
Safety, comfort and value were the buzzwords used by manufacturers to showcase innovations in personal protective equipment during the past year, and further advances are expected in 2010.
Alan Schierenbeck, the vice president of market development for Total Fire Group/Morning Pride, has a story he relates to officials considering what to buy for emergency medical and technical rescue gear.
Rescue 42, Inc. has developed a new product designed by firefighters for firefighters, the McLaski Wildland Combination Tool.
More than 90 percent of firefighters polled at the Fire Department Instructors Conference this spring said Fire-Dex FX Gear has better dexterity than their current gear.