Press Release: Fire-Dex Obtains the Family Business Achievement Award

Medina, Ohio – July 22, 2020 – Fire-Dex, a family-owned global manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE) for firefighters and first responders, is the receiver of the Family Business Achievement Award from Smart Business.

This award recognizes organizations that demonstrate best practices in keeping the business within the family. Fire-Dex will be recognized at The Family Business Achievement and Business Longevity Conference on September 23rd and featured in a special editorial report in the September edition of Smart Business Cleveland.

“We are so humbled to receive the Family Business Achievement award for the first time,” states Bill Burke, Owner of Fire-Dex. “We owe our accomplishments to the Fire-Dex family who are the driving force of our success.”

Fire-Dex has built a strong brand with a confident team passionate about doing a job that protects first responders. As the business grows, evolves, and changes, they strive to improve by implementing feedback from employees and maintaining the strong core values that they were founded upon in 1983.

This family-owned and operated business is proudly owned by Bill Burke and his two daughters, Lauren Burke DeVere and Taylor Burke Gilman. The business continues to thrive through expansion, increased sales, and its unending dedication to the fire industry.


About Fire-Dex
Fire-Dex is a family-owned, global manufacturer of head-to-toe personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders and an Independent Service Provider (ISP) of PPE care and maintenance. Upholding the core values on which it was founded in 1983, Fire-Dex extended its ability “to serve those who serve” with the acquisition of three major brands: Chieftain, TECGEN, and Gear Wash. The headquarters and production facility are in Medina, Ohio, with additional facilities in Wisconsin, Georgia, and Mexico. To learn more, visit


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