LION Announces Grand Opening of Innovative Dealer Training Center in Dayton (OH)

As part of LION’s ongoing commitment to fulfill the personal safety, readiness and identity needs of first responders, the company recently completed construction of its new state-of-the-art training center.

Housed in LION’s corporate office, LION University provides advanced education on the complex and technical nature of firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE). Each course, designed to challenge and engage participants, is supported with a comprehensive curriculum with instruction from leading industry professionals.

Marking the official opening with a ribbon cutting, LION University’s inaugural professional development program will be launched on September 21. LION University is an innovation in industry training keeping LION dealer sales representatives current on requirements of first responders, and technical advancements across the marketplace.

“We are proud to educate dealer sales representatives of LION on the unique differences built into each LION PPE product” says Mark Smith, Senior Vice President of LION “We recognize the complexity and technical nature of PPE sales to first responders. LION is pleased to have this strategic initiative come to life and keep our sales representatives as well as first responders ready for action.”

About LION University

Launched in 2015, LION University is a Professional Development Program for invited LION Dealer Sales Representatives and is designed to educate participants on the difference built into LION PPE products. This innovation in industry training provides participants with an in-depth technical product knowledge and understanding of what is required of those working in the first responder marketplace. Courses are developed and led by leading industry professionals with the most current industry information. Program graduates bring an expanded knowledge of LION products that will fulfill personal safety and readiness needs of first responders.

About LION

LION is a family owned, global business headquartered in Dayton, Ohio that has been operating continuously since 1898. Municipal, state, federal and military agencies are its primary customers throughout the world. Its mission is to fulfill its customers’ personal safety, readiness and identity needs with innovative, game-changing solutions. LION is the world’s largest supplier of structural fire personal protective clothing for first responders, as well as a leading provider of cutting-edge training products and facilities through its BullEx and HAAGEN companies. Through traditional contracting and public-private partnership arrangements, customers rely on LION TotalCare and LION LVI to manage the lifecycle of their uniforms, protective equipment and training products. For more information please visit our website at

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