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About Us

LaFrance is a leading worldwide supplier of firefighting equipment.

LaFrance offers thousands of products - from firefighting vehicles to protective clothing - in more than 100 countries throughout the globe. Technologically advanced and competitively priced, these products form the basis of our business.

In addition, more than 50 years of exporting experience have sharpened our customer service capabilities. Totally automated accounting, inventory and communications systems provide fast turn-around on all requests whether our customers are nearby or halfway around the world.

LaFrance has been synonymous with firefighting since 1948. Over the years we've built a diverse customer base, including central governments, municipalities, the petrochemical industry, healthcare organizations and many others in general business and industry.

Our commitment to excellence has led not only to steady business growth, but also to several prestigious awards, including the United States President's "E" Award for Excellence in International Trade, the New York Governor's Award for Achievement in Export, and the United States Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year Award for the State of New York.

LaFrance's comprehensive product line covers municipal, industrial and airport firefighting applications.

We supply high quality:
  • Protective clothing including coats, trousers, helmets, boots, firefighting gloves and suspenders
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Tools, bracketry, hoses, nozzles, pumps, emergency medical products and much more  
  • Fire Extinguisher sales and service
Services Provided to United States Customers

For our U.S. customers, we provide unparalleled personal service before and after your purchase. Our customer response system is world class. Fully automated customer records allow us immediate turnaround of even the most complicated quotations. Orders are generated and shipped daily. Most importantly, our experienced personnel are a phone call away for any technical questions that arise before and after delivery.

We are able to offer detailed descriptions of thousands of products, many of which are kept in stock for quick delivery. A 24 hour, on-line fax machine and a toll-free telephone number make ordering virtually effortless for our customers. Our state-of-the-art inventory and accounting network provides prompt service and error-free shipments.

Services Provided to International Customers

In addition to the comprehensive product line and excellent customer service we offer our U.S. market, we are also able to meet the additional needs of international customers. More than 40 years of exporting experience goes into every international customer account.

LaFrance is recognized in the industry as a leader in offering complete equipment and training packages for developing new firefighting facilities. We also offer personnel training in both firefighting and fire department management. LaFrance recognizes the importance of offering single-source packages to our international customers in order to reduce costs, paperwork and logistical problems.

Our managers are eager to personally visit customers as often as necessary. Meanwhile, regional agents represent LaFrance in more than 100 countries.

Other special services for international customers include in-house translation (Spanish), extensive packaging materials and methods, and expertise in global financial transactions.


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