Fire-Dex Honored as 2023 Smart Culture Award Recipient

April 13, 2023
The award honors local organizations that have demonstrated cutting-edge practices in sustaining a Smart Culture.

MEDINA, Ohio – Fire-Dex, the Medina-based fastest growing manufacturer of PPE for first responders, is being honored this evening at the 2023 Smart Culture Conference & Awards at The Westin Cleveland Downtown. This is the company’s third time receiving this award.

Since 2017, the Smart Culture Conference & Awards explores how culture can become an asset to drive performance, transform an organization into an employer-of-choice, and ultimately impact the bottom line. The award honors local organizations that have demonstrated cutting-edge practices in sustaining a Smart Culture.

Over the past several years of rapid growth, Fire-Dex has continued to place importance on a thriving culture. Their award-winning culture has driven them to onboard more than 100 new associates in just one year. As a family-owned and operated business, the company strongly emphasizes their mission, vision, and values. They strive to work together to create a community that thrives on fun, integrity, respect, and excellence (FIRE) by supporting an environment of continuous improvement.

Initiatives to further develop a sought-after culture include a remote-first work environment for salaried employees, core meeting hours and a no meeting day, a progressive paid maternity and paternity leave policy, monthly town hall meetings for increased transparency, becoming a women-led business, and more.

“We’re thrilled to once again be honored as a Smart Culture Award recipient,” states Jamie Marks, Director of Human Resources. “This honor confirms all the work we’re doing to foster a Smart Culture has paid off and it means a lot to Fire-Dex to be recognized again this year.”


About Fire-Dex  Fire-Dex is the fastest-growing manufacturer of PPE for first responders and the world's largest Independent Service Provider (ISP) of PPE care and maintenance under its subsidiary, Gear Wash. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Medina, Ohio, this global company prides itself on being a family-owned and operated business with a mission “to serve those who serve.” Its dedicated team of associates has helped pave the path of innovation for new products and services that focus on the health and safety of first responders by offering turnout gear, alternative PPE, boots, hoods, gloves, helmets, and PPE rentals. To learn more, visit


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