Fire-Dex Celebrates 25th Anniversary


Fire-Dex is a 25 year-old manufacturer of firefighting protective clothing. The company got its start with an office in Cleveland and a manufacturing plant in Rome, Ga., making welding gloves. The business quickly expanded with the addition of knit hoods and gear bags for fireman in 1984. The product line continued to grow as the company changed and started manufacturing fire fighting clothing, proximity clothing and EMS clothing in 1988.

In 1997 Fire-Dex built new offices and a manufacturing facility located in Medina, Ohio. Expansion of the product line continued in 2001, to include Wildland fire fighting clothing, and in 2003, added USAR (urban search & rescue apparel). In 2007, Fire-Dex introduced FX Gear. FX Gear is a revolutionary design for firefighter clothing that offers unprecedented comfort features.

Bill Burke, president of Fire-Dex, attributes their growth to the company's commitment to continuous improvement. "Continuing that growth as a company is a challenge, but one we don't even think about backing off of. It is part of our company policy." He looks forward to continued growth and success.

Fire-Dex is a quality manufacturer of protective firefighting clothing and emergency response apparel. We manufacture NFPA compliant structural and proximity turnout gear - featuring our line of Express Gear: "5 styles delivered in 5 days or less." Fire-Dex also manufactures two models of NFPA compliant ParaDex™ EMS gear and is the only turnout manufacturer to also manufacture premium quality NFPA hoods and gloves.