The president and founder of All Hands Fire Equipment has been a
firefighter since 1987. He has served in many capacities, including
as a fire officer for over twenty years - six years as a chief
officer. In addition, he has served as a fire company president,
fire department training officer, fire inspector, county assistant
fire coordinator, fire investigator and deputy forest firewarden.
Today, he continues to serve in an urban fire department and is
also the co-founder and team leader of his town's technical rescue
In January 2001, All Hands Fire Equipment was officially created.
The business initially began as a hobby with the owner operating
out of a small room in his home. The intention was to specializing
in carrying products used (but hard to find) by the New York City
Fire Department (FDNY). The name "All Hands" is taken from the
common phrase "all hands going to work", used daily by the FDNY and
other departments across the country.