An FDIC International instructor in TECGEN PPE supplied by Fire-Dex.
By Chris Mc Loone
The training one receives at FDIC International is known the world over. Each year participants from around the world arrive in Indianapolis, Indiana, to attend hands-on training, preconference workshops, and classroom sessions as well as to see the newest fire service products.
This year, one international attendee from Switzerland approached FDIC International with a request. Mireille (Mimi) Glauser is attending this year’s conference but was in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) to participate in H.O.T. classes. FDIC International Education Director Bobby Halton go to work to make sure Glauser wouldn’t miss out.
After determining that she would not require structural firefighing PPE, Halton got in touch with Fire-Dex, which provides “Firefighter Fatigues” to all FDIC International non live fire instructors to loan Glauser a set of Firefighter Fatigues.
According to Jenny McPherson, assistant marketing manager, Fire-Dex, the company is supplying Glauser with a set of NFPA 1977 and NFPA 1951 compliant TECGEN PPE. “TECGEN PPE is a single-layer garment that provides protection against both heat stress and repeated exposure to harmful carcinogens residing on turnout gear,” says McPherson.
The gear donation is the embodiment of what FDIC International is: the combination of the fire service and fire industry coming together to prepare firefighters to do their jobs with the best training and newest products. “Fire-Dex is huge supporter for the health and safety of firefighters, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to provide gear support to firefighters who are striving to continue to learn and grow,” adds McPherson.
Fire-Dex continues to support FDIC International by providing H.O.T. instructors with personalized sets of TECGEN PPE. Do you have any general comments about supplying this PPE this year at FDIC International 2017? This is the second year Fire-Dex has provided the gear. “Last year was an incredible opportunity for us and we are grateful to continue this gear donation for another year.”
You can visit Fire-Dex at booth 1823.
For more information, visit http://www.firedex.com/tecgen/product/jackets-pants/.