Fire-Dex Acquires Tecgen PPE Brand for Fire Service Market


Medina, Ohio - September 1, 2015 - Fire-Dex, a leading manufacturer of protective firefighting clothing, has acquired TECGEN PPE®, an innovative flame resistant fabric and garment technology from National Safety Apparel (NSA).

Fire-Dex is the exclusive licensee of the TECGEN PPE® product line for the first responder market. This acquisition will strengthen Fire-Dex as a global PPE leader, focused on protecting firefighters. This unique technical solution will expand Fire-Dex's head-to-toe offering.

Steve Allison, Director of Sales, states "The TECGEN PPE® fabric and product designs are outstanding for modern day firefighter activities for more than 90% of department calls. NFPA 1971 structural firefighter gear is critical safety equipment but departments need additional function specific PPE that impacts their safety and comfort."

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Focused on protection and breathability, TECGEN PPE® offers a comfortable, protective alternative to wearing turnout gear or day uniforms for technical rescue and extrication work. TECGEN PPE® gear is specifically designed to stand up to the tasks most commonly performed during MVA, extrication and technical rescue responses.

"Fire-Dex and TECGEN PPE® are two of the fastest growing brands in the fire industry. This acquisition is a great fit for Fire-Dex as it further strengthens their leadership position in the PPE, fire apparel business" said Chuck Grossman, President & CEO of National Safety Apparel.

About Fire-Dex
Fire-Dex, headquartered in Medina, OH, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of protective firefighting clothing, emergency response apparel, NFPA hoods, helmets, gloves and boots. For more information on Fire-Dex visit www.firedex.com. Also, see more at www.fire.tecgen.com.

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