Firequip Inc. is proud to be celebrating 35 years of service to the fire service industry. Firequip Inc. was established in February 1979 by the former Fire Chief of Elon, North Carolina, John M. (Bill) Hetzel. Along with Sam Campbell, a former firefighter and chief, and James Holt, a former professional baseball player and later a firefighter, the Firequip team created a network of fire equipment distributors dedicated to serving the fire service industry with the highest quality fire hose for all applications. Based on the fundamental business principles of competitive pricing, timely delivery, and superior customer service, Firequip fills an important void in the fire service industry with its emphasis on quick turnaround of orders. Firequip is able to deliver within four weeks consistently due to their commitment to stock adequate inventory across the broadest portfolio of fire hose applications.
In January 2006, Ron Stanley and his wife, Janette, acquired Firequip from Mr. Hetzel. Ron retired from Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling in Europe where he had been Country General Manager for Hungary and Poland. This acquisition fulfilled their lifelong ambition of entrepreneurship to utilize more than thirty-eight years of successful general management experience. Firequip has significantly grown its business through an expansion of product lines, innovation, national and export distribution, as well as diversification into lay flat hose for the oil and gas industry.
Firequip today continues its tradition of sourcing, assembling, stenciling, inspecting and testing to NFPA Standards 1961, 2007 edition, the highest quality fire hose built to the highest specification standards in the industry. Firequip fire hose is “built by firefighters for firefighters” to ensure the greatest safety factor possible to protect firefighters enabling them to protect the people and property in their respective communities with these durable, reliable “lifelines”. Firequip earned ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2012.
We invite you to browse our web pages and our product brochures to see the broadest range of fire hose for every fire service application as well as our new portfolio of industrial hose, couplings and accessories for the oil and gas, refinery, and agriculture industries. We encourage you to call us for consulting services when determining specifications for a particular application so that you can make the most informed, fact-based decision in order to receive the best value for your investment in one of the most critical tools in your firefighting arsenal.
Thank you for your continued support as we celebrate 35 years of quality service and renew our commitment of superior products and customer service to the fire service industry and our valued industrial customers.