Fire & Safety Services will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Throughout the year there will be throwbacks to previous years and will culminate in a celebration at Fire & Safety Services location on June 21, 2014. Stay tuned for more information.
Fire & Safety Services, Ltd. has recently added new staff as demand has required growth in the service and administrative areas.
Frank Dy has joined the staff as a shop mechanic. Frank brings several years of automotive repair experience and is a member of the Metuchen Fire Department.
Brian Lueken has joined us as Corporate Controller. Brian is a certified public accountant and has several years as an auditor and financial manager with experience in the automotive industry.
Peter Esemplare has joined us as a Service writer. Peter has several years experience in the automotive industry as a service writer. Peter currently is a member of the Mountainside Fire Department.
With the legislation allowing municipalities to take part in co-operative purchase programs as well as introducing its own state contract for fire apparatus, municipalities now have a streamlined purchasing path that can save it time and money in making their apparatus purchasing.
“These process are hopefully going to help the municipalities be able to obtain the apparatus their communities have needed at better cost than the public bidding platform has allowed,” explained Fire & Safety Services President David Russell, “The early returns are showing savings both on cost of apparatus, but more importantly, savings in the administrative costs; since the process is much more streamlined.”
With the fiscal climate of the last few years, apparatus purchasing has lagged behind previous years rates, which has required municipalities and fire districts to pour money into aged equipment until such time they could justify their purchase. With the savings that have been projected, this may move forward a purchase a year sooner than previously thought.