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Fire equipment you can trust, provided by firefighters you can trust.
Who We Are
FirstDue Fire Equipment is a New York based supplier of safety clothing and equipment for Firefighters, Police, and EMS departments. FirstDue Fire Equipment was founded in 1998 by a veteran fireman and EMT with the intent to service the industry with a sales force comprised of safety professionals. FDFE sales team are all experienced and skilled Firefighters. Our product line consists of items and brands that we ourselves use. Our motto is, "Fire equipment you can trust, provided by firefighters you can trust." Hands on demo of equipment and apparel is imperative. For this reason, FirstDue Fire Equipment opened its flagship showroom in 2015. Safety professionals can now shop in our store, or schedule a personal meeting with one of our sales team members. FDFE services emergency departments across the Northeastern United States, and can meet with your department personally upon request.
FirstDue Fire Equipment in owned and operated exclusively by safety professionals. Our hands on experience sets us apart from our competition. We know what you need, and provide it for you.
What's In a Name
The term “First Due” has become synonymous with the first responder units arriving at an emergency. It has come to signify those that run towards an emergency, when so many are running away. With similar passion and work ethic, we look at every client as a top priority, and work to make sure their every need is taken care of. Our client’s are our most valuable asset, and everything we do works towards the goal of taking care of their needs.
The Call Box
As portrayed in our logo and brand, The Call Box was the first widely used fire alarm system, and the first real means of communication between civilians and firefighters. Developed in the 1850’s, The Call Box utilized a method similar to the telegraph, to help pinpoint and locate emergencies, and to help notify local fire departments of emergency situations. By the late 1880’s, The Call Box was installed in more than 250 cities, and has since become an image representing the enduring courage across the firefighter nation.