Business/Entrepreneur of the Month » October 2012
Fire Safety Services , Inc.
The Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Fire Safety Services, Inc. as October’s Chamber Business/Entrepreneur of the Month.
Fire Safety Services, Inc. is celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary this year. FSS first opened for business in 1962. In 1964 FSS incorporated with two shareholders and in 1967 Donald W. Spath became the sole shareholder. Fire Safety Services, now a third generation company, currently represents many major brands of fire & rescue equipment. FSS started in the back of a used bread truck traveling around Ohio communities to service fire extinguishers. The business began to grow and very soon they moved to a small store front in Lakeview. In 1970 FSS moved to its current Huntsville location. In 2001 the original business structure was replaced with a newly constructed office and showroom facility. Though the years they continued to expand their facilities and product lines as the fire service changed and evolved.
In 1998 Steven W. Spath became the President of FSS. Don Spath remained with the company as the Chairman of the Board until his full retirement in 2003. Third generation Shawn W. Spath started with the company after graduating from college in 2006.
The FSS staff is comprised of 19 full time personnel with a combined total of more than 250 years on the job. Company representatives are well versed and knowledgeable in many areas related to the fire service industry including apparatus and equipment sales, SCBA testing and service for MSA, fire apparatus and pump service and repair, turnout gear repair and alterations, and fire extinguisher testing and service.
The last 50 years have been full of challenges and rewards. One of the greatest parts of being in business for 50 years has been the relationships they have formed with their customers. From local volunteer departments to full time paid departments to industrial and manufacturing fire departments and brigades, the fire service industry is one that is both a privilege and an honor to serve.
Please join us in thanking Fire Safety Services, Inc. for their continued support of Logan County!! Thank you for helping us make Logan County a great place to live, work and play!