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Fire-Dex and Response Protection Corporation Enter Into Partnership for Capt. Jim Fire Hoods

Medina, Ohio - Fire-Dex, a leading manufacturer of firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), today announced its partnership with Response Protection Corporation of Putnam Valley, NY on the exclusive manufacturing of the Capt. Jim hood line.

Designed by retired FDNY Battalion Chief, Kevin O’Donoghue, and named for his father James, a 34 year veteran of FDNY, the Capt. Jim hood combines comfort, protection and durability with an exclusive, proprietary material called Spentex™ to create a hood that is unlike anything available on the market today.

“My years at FDNY helped me design a hood that I knew would be safer and more comfortable for the firefighter,” said O’Donoghue, President/CEO at Response Protection Corp., “the protection and durability of the Spentex material together with the manufacturing expertise of Fire-Dex has me extremely excited about the future of this hood.”

Fire-Dex will produce the Capt. Jim hoods at its manufacturing headquarters in Medina, OH.

“Fire-Dex is excited about our partnership with Response Protection and to be manufacturing the Capt. Jim hood,” said John Zbozien, Director of Marketing at Fire-Dex, “this hood offers a clearly differentiated set of features and benefits that make it unique in the marketplace.”

Capt. Jim hoods by Fire-Dex are available through the growing Response Protection network of distributors. A complete list of distributors can be found on the Response Protection website at

About Fire-Dex
A privately held company, Fire-Dex is a quality manufacturer of protective firefighting clothing, emergency response apparel, premium quality NFPA hoods, gloves, helmets and boots. Fire-Dex is proud to be the service leader in the fire service including owning the industry’s best custom turnout lead times and offering such industry leading tools as GearTracker and FireWriter2. Visit for more information.