Starting a Fire Safety Equipment Business

Things you need to know before setting up your own fire safety equipment business. Starting a fire safety equipment business may be overwhelming initially, but with ample preparation and planning, one can quickly succeed. This article is helpful if you want to set up your own fire safety equipment business but don't know how or where to begin. Read and find out some pertinent information on the fire safety equipment business.

Selling fire safety equipment will always be a viable business endeavor since fires occur at any time, anywhere, and to anyone with almost no warning.

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Every year we hear reports of people dying or being seriously injured due to fires. This is why more than ever, people are becoming more aware of the need to take reasonable fire prevention measures.

Your Target Market

Among the plus points of venturing into the distribution of fire safety equipment is that the market for this is universal. As mentioned above, fires can break out anytime or anywhere and happen to anyone. Therefore, wherever there is a property owner, a business owner, or a homeowner, expects a possible sale.

Fire Detection Equipment and Fire Fighting Equipment

Try to find out which types of fire safety equipment are available on the market and how much these products cost. This information will help you strategize your next steps. The key is to be competitive. You must figure out a way to offer a better yet cheaper alternative to what is currently being offered to consumers.

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  • You must be familiar with the products you are selling. Fire safety equipment is grouped into two:
  • Fire detection types of equipment. The most common product under this category is the smoke alarm. This device is intended alert people whenever the occurrence of smoke is detected. There are two types of home smoke alarms: photoelectric smoke alarms and ionization smoke alarms. Also falling under the “fire detection” category is the domestic sprinkler system.
  • Fire fighting equipment. Dry chemical fire extinguishers are the most common fire-fighting equipment available. It is suitable for most small fires or household fires. A tank infused with one kilogram of dry chemicals can last approximately ten to twelve seconds. There are four types of fire extinguishers, and they are grouped according to the type of fire they extinguish. The Class A fire extinguisher is for ordinary combustible materials like paper, cloth, rubber, plastics, and wood. The Class B fire extinguisher for fires results from the fusion of flammable liquid vapors (gasoline, grease, paints, thinners, and oil). There is a Class C fire extinguisher for fires near or beside an electric source. Lastly, the Class D fire extinguisher is used for fires involving combustible metals (for example, titanium, sodium, magnesium, and zirconium). Likewise included in this category is the fire blanket. This is ideal for fat kitchen fires and may be used to wrap people whose clothes have caught fire. The proper way to use a fire blanket is to cover the fat fire while shielding your face and hands.

The pitfalls to avoid

There are several reasons why a business flops. Be wary and note the more prevalent pitfalls of start-up business endeavors. (1) Make sure you work within your funds and ensure your financial projections are realistic. (2) Do not forget to delineate your target consumer. Make sure you know who they are and work on finding ways to catch their interest. (3) Lastly, never underestimate the value of research. Always ensure that your business research is accurate, timely, and correct.


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  • srinath said on June 5, 2010
    to do business in Bangalore city, Karnataka. Kindly send the details to the above mail with all details and contact no
  • Sooraj Rajamohan said on August 9, 2010
    Please give me the category list of all fire detection and fire fighting equipments as earlier as possible. Regards, Sooraj Rajamohan
  • JOSEPH OMONDI said on October 14, 2010
  • dan riddle said on December 5, 2010
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  • Pradeep kumar said on February 9, 2011
    I want to start my own fire safety business in Gurgaon, haryana india. please help me for that.
  • PRABHAKARAN KV said on February 28, 2011
    I have a Fire safety company in Bahrain, named ALBustan Safety and Fire Solutions WLL . Here we do design, supply and installation of Fire safety wet and dry systems , gaseous systems and other fire suppression systems and complete CCTV and security alarm systems also from concepts to commissioning for industrial commercial properties. Now we just registered a company in India -Kerala named ALBustan Fire Systems & Solutions Pvt. Ltd to start operations in Kochi and Thrissur initially. Am looking for a partner to join me for the complete south india operation aiming even to start production of Fire extinguisher in the near future. Any body interested may please contact me.
  • Gaurav Sharma beginner adviser said on April 8, 2011
    Dear Prabhakaran, My name is Gaurav Sharma and i would be interested in this business and becoming your business partner. Please feel free to contact me on my mobile: 09711021159. Request you to please share the details on my email ID: Regards, Gaurav Sharma
  • ALPHONCE said on June 4, 2011
    we have a firm that deals with the re-sale of safety equipments in kenya based in ELDORET ''XACT FIRE SAFETY ADVISORS'' what can we do to get potential links on how to expand our business?
  • puneet dewan said on June 19, 2011
    I want to do retail business in fire safety at Rewari (Haryana) India. Rewari is a small city District Headquarters surrounded by industries. Some popular industries around are: Hero Honda and its auxiliaries. YKK, Asahi Glass and Rewari is also near to industrial towns of Bhiwadi and Nimrana of Rajasthan State. After, satisfactory settling in retail, I may take up the business in somewhat big way. It means that I would gradually increase the business depending upon the response. If any Company/distributor is interested to associate me as his retailer may contact me on phone 9416477455 or my e mail ID:
  • Craigie Norway said on October 13, 2011
    How can I start a fire safety & protection business from scratch, Mt Isa Qld.
  • Steven Sibanda said on October 24, 2011
    Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa. I am an ex- firefighter currently working as a fire technician for a small fire engineering company that supplies, services and installs portable fire extinguishers, fire detection systems and automatic sprinkler systems. I want to move on to being my own boss because i feel i can achieve so much on my own operatives. Kindly assist me with guidelines and tips on how i can about a proper effective procedure.
  • Mahesh Kumar Bharti said on December 5, 2011
    I want to do wholesale business in fire safety at Roorkee (Uttarakhand) India. Roorkee is a small city surrounded by industries. Please help me for providing information and details of steps required for it Thanks
  • sibusiso dlamin i said on December 5, 2011
    my email address is looking for a business partner in my firefighting equipment business. shares up for sale at a reasonable fee.
  • Ajithkuamar KK said on December 15, 2011
    Dear Sir, Please guide me to how can i promote a fire equipments business.
  • Ranvir Dhanker said on December 26, 2011
    i want to start a fire safety equipment business in gurgaon. so plz guide me about this.
  • Jon stally said on January 2, 2012
    I m starting a fire safety equipment business in seattle wa and my question is how do I compete with organizations that have long provided for the area.
  • Bhushan Sawant beginner adviser said on January 4, 2012
    I am Fire Safety Design and Engineering Professional have done more than 23 industrial and 15 Building Fire Fighting Hydrant and smoke alarm design and Commissioning.For Guidance and Consultancy pls contact on Mob:09222289769 or

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  • najeeb said on January 16, 2012
    I am looking to start a business of safety equipments installation & maintenance in calicut , Kerala if anybody have ideas pls share with me and ready to start a joint venture also
  • phiroj shaikh said on February 7, 2012
    I am looking to start a business of fire protection system of AMC . Pls give me ideas of Marketing and planning
  • sandesh Kamat said on March 24, 2012
    I am from Mumbai I am interested in starting a new business in security equipments, Access controls. I am looking for a business partner from mumbai. contact me : 9769556113 email:
  • Nusaim said on April 14, 2012
    I would like to open company in kerala especially in Trivandrum [fire fighting & fire alarms systems]. kindly give me good ideas for developing my business.also send me quotations formats and rate of materials and labour charges. Nusaim
  • nitin sambhalwal said on April 20, 2012
    Hi All, I am planning to set up a fire safety company dealing in all it's aspect all over India. I have a few clients with me as I am working in this industry. I have a group of people in the same industry Please mail me any offer with details. mail id
  • rahul dobariya said on April 30, 2012
    Hello sir, i am planning to start a fire and safety equipment selling and fire extinguisher recharging, kindly give me good ideas for developing my business, quotations formats and material supplier list, rate list, labour charges and how i can start? At my email address
  • Rudresh said on May 31, 2012
    i am from Haveri district Karnataka INDIA i am interested in a business of fire extinguisher i dont have any information related to that just now i preferred a ABC cylinders it needs a machinery so any one having information regarding this business and machinery dealers with ideas and suggestions can bless me . i accept contact me on email thanking one and all
  • rahul roy said on June 2, 2012
    i want to start a all safety equipment business in durgapur ( west Bengal). so plz guide me about this. contact me 09734201703
  • JAYAN C P said on June 20, 2012
    I am already having a distribution centre in Karnataka for the personal protective equipments . I need to start distribution of fire extinguishers. Please guide me on what all registrations are required to start a fire business. Also please mention any OSHA certificate is required and the procedure for the same. Please do mail me - contact no - 9538220207
  • Amit Sharma said on July 7, 2012
    Hi i m amit sharma, I am interested in a business of fire safety product like fire extinguisher, hydrant system , smoke detector, fire alarm etc. So can you suggest me how can i start this business , and also pls guide a firm name... My Details:- Amit Sharma (+91-9650061000) faridabad (Haryana)
  • raymond kalyango said on July 10, 2012
    am an engineer from williamsons technical services kampala uganda i have done alot of fire alarm installations and programing and i have done a lot of power automation. i want to work in zimbabwe pliz advice me on +256752697814 or+256793697814, email
  • Peadip Lal Dutta said on July 16, 2012
    I want to start a Fire extinguisher business at Jamshed pur, please help me in this regard
  • Rakesh said on September 1, 2012
    Hi.. i am staying at gadag[karnataka] planning to set up Fire Safety Equipment Business.. awaiting for your concern please do the needful
  • venusharma said on September 6, 2012
    I want to start a Fire extinguisher business in bangalore and i am capable of doing service of extinguishers
  • Chris Tallies said on September 18, 2012
    HI i'm staying in kimberley(Northern Cape Province)in South africa. I want to start a Fire Safety Equipment Business in town. There is only one business in the area and it has no competitors in the area. I need to find out what documentation is needed and where do i get these documents.
  • DENIS CORREIA said on September 26, 2012
    Hello sir, i am planning to start a fire and safety equipment selling and fire extinguisher recharging in mumbai and subarb, kindly advice me good ideas for developing my business, quotations formats and material supplier list, rate list, labour charges and how i can start. At my email address.
  • Arvind said on October 3, 2012
    Hello!!! I want to start a fire safety equipment retail and recharging (after sales) business in PUNE. Please advice how to start this business? What are the licenses I need to obtain, fund requirements etc. Thanks in advance.
  • P.Gowen said on October 11, 2012
    I'm In Essex In England, I have 22yrs experience In servicing fire extinguishers and would like to start up my own business doing this ?? I would be grateful of any advice you have please ?
  • Vineeth Vijayan said on October 17, 2012
    Hi, I am a Mechanical Engineering graduate currently working in a fire fighting company in Saudi Arabia. As my native place is in India and i have some knowledge in fire fighting equipment(installations, maintenance, design), i have to start a business related to fire fighting in India. Please advice me how should i start the business? Also give advises regarding its licenses, fund etc.
  • Ajai said on October 25, 2012
    I am Ajai, from Palakkad, Kerala. And now I wish to Start a Fire Business ie; Extinguisher Refilling, Servicing, And New Equipment Installation.... So please help me to Start and plze contact Some good Dealers. Ajai
  • Adnan Javed said on November 1, 2012
    Needs to start Fire Safety Equipment Business in Karachi,Sindh,Pakistan
  • george jongwe ronald said on November 2, 2012
    harare zimbabwe, starting up company in this industry.
  • Stephen Karika said on November 3, 2012
    Am an entrepreneur, want to start a sale of fire detector and fire fighting equipment. In Nigeria. Please advice me on how to improve on this business.
  • Abraham Foo said on November 11, 2012
    i'm Abraham Foo from Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby. Worked for PNG Fire Service and resigned in 2009 and joined oil and gas industry. i have registered business to go in distribution of fire safety equipment but need guidance of how to start this business to tap the market universal, what will be the next step from here. comments welcome
  • vishal said on November 24, 2012
    I want to work with fire safety company, who deals in complete fire safety on commission basis for delhi/ncr location.
  • Rajesh.S said on November 25, 2012
    I am Rajesh, from Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. I wish to Start Fire Safety business ie; Extinguisher Refilling, Servicing, And New Equipment Installation... Do let me know about the good Franchise i can look for and approach. So please help me out to Start and update me things with full details. let me know good Dealers information.
  • shekhar mahadik said on November 29, 2012
    Business Name- GURUKRUPA FABRICATORS & CIVIL WORKS, chiplun, ratnagiti, maharashtra
    sir, presently we are working for different kind projects of chemical factories for their installation. but now we are interested to do work in fire fighting equipment's. so what is the criteria, procedure to get the license of same to the business. and give some kind of consultancy name also .
  • tony bowen said on December 1, 2012
    i am wanting to start a fire extinguisher business in oklahoma and do not know where to start other than legalzoom for help
  • dilip solanki said on December 13, 2012
    dear sir, i want start fire extinguisher to make new product industries in small city .so pls help me way, thank you
  • Selby Madlopha said on December 15, 2012
    Hi currently I'm working as a fire fighter, I would like to open fire fighting academy. what steps must I take In terms of accreditation by SAESI, IFSAC ,and department of Labour and LGSETA ( South AFrica ). I have relevant Qualifications and still busy with related courses .plz
  • Selby Madlopha said on December 15, 2012
    The business is not yet started still planning my location is South Africa. Westrand Gauteng. you can contact me at 0724860838
  • Yuvraj said on December 24, 2012
    Hi I'm working with a fire safety company. We are looking for some valuable clients where we can enhance our business. My contact number is 9840413230. Please call me for any clarification.
  • Bongani Ntshingila said on January 2, 2013
    I'm in Dube village, Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng. I want to start a fire fighting equipment business. Do I need any training/qualifications/experience to start op just need start up funds? Do I need to register with any authorities at all? If so, which one. Do I need any accreditation?
  • Fortunato said on January 5, 2013
    I am a fireman based in mozambique i need to start a fire safety company
  • Richard beginner adviser said on January 5, 2013
    Hello everyone I hope I can be of help. I'm currently a fire protection contractor in Arizona (USA) I started this business when I was let go from a company in same line of work. We are full service meaning we do sprinkler, alarm, commercial and industrial suppression systems and also the smart things like extinguishers. We are still growing and I can help on starting you one or help with on the what to do next . I also have connection with fire equipment wholesale. Business opportunities are welcomed send me a email if interested || Expert

  • david said on January 9, 2013
    am in australia looking for a dealer in PNG, free training, assistance to support our vehicle fire suppression going on mining equipment if interested please email for further details
  • Umair Masood said on January 12, 2013
    Hi I'm Umair with a fire safety company. We are looking for some valuable companies, school, factories, Mosque, houses where we can enhance our business. My Cell Phone number is +92-313-2217965. Please call me for any clarification.
  • bobby said on January 20, 2013
    i am bobby uthup a mechanical engineer and working in the field of fire protection . i would like to start a new firm on fire protection system design & supply. i just want to know scope of this business in south india.
  • GANESH TAWARE said on January 21, 2013
  • salim said on January 27, 2013
    i am from oman gulf country i want to start this business in my country like fire and safety equipment selling and fire extinguisher recharging any body went partner or sharing this business send to me
  • LACFPS said on January 29, 2013
  • Nyangate said on February 1, 2013
    Cogent safety services. My firm is in Nairobi, Kenya. Advice me on marketing strategies.
  • Khalid Bin Ali said on February 9, 2013
    i would like to set up a firefighting equipment sales and service company in Oman. Please guide me. ruwi, muscat, Sultanate of Oman,
  • ramesh said on February 17, 2013
    Dear Khalid, Pl contact me in 99697989 and will give u a good proposal
  • Mike said on February 19, 2013
    i am mike from Nigerian , nigeria is a well business are with many companies around it i will like to be one of your distributor on safety business my number is +22544286681 , we still have branches in some africa you can email via ( ) hope to do business with your company. thanks
  • salam monsuru ayinla said on February 21, 2013
    I am presently a fire officer in Lagos state fire service,Lagos Nigeria. I wish to start a fire safety business here in Lagos. I would appreciate if i get useful advice
  • pravin ghaturle said on March 4, 2013
    i am presently working in privet sector company in india i wish to start a fire & safety business here in india i would appreciate if i get useful advice.
  • Aashish Tungare said on March 4, 2013
    I am in Mumbai and I intend to import a Automatic Fire extinguishing Ball and market the product in India. Is there any other product similar to this and what will be the potential of the market.
  • uday said on March 13, 2013
    i am in hyderabad with ample of experience and planning to start a business in fire fighting equipments and traffic equipments in india is there any companies to support in this segment.
  • raju said on March 20, 2013
    i raju want to start fire equipments marketing job in nagpur region if anyone interested contact me
  • Ranjan sarma said on March 21, 2013
    I would like to start at guwahati, assam. I am new. Pl. Guide me.
  • KJ said on April 2, 2013
    Hi I am from Oman and want to start manufacturing Fire Extinguishers and fire safety equipment with production of gas cylinders . I need a company that will supply me the production machinery. If anyone can help me out as to where can i purchase the machinery i would appreciate it. Thanks
  • George Zhang said on April 4, 2013
    Hi, guys. We are a manufacturer for specializing in firefighting equipments in Shangyu, Zhejiang, China, with attractive designs, reasonable price and fast shipment. Any further information, pls contact me or call me directly. Thanks. My E-mail is
  • Michael said on April 7, 2013
    I am interested in starting a fire extinguisher sales and service business in Kansas, can anyone provide me guidance on product and ideas?
  • moiz maredia said on April 13, 2013
    Hi, i am from atlanta georgia i am looking for partner in india mumbai to start fire extinguisher business, my contact #is 404-786-8302 or email
  • chitranjan sharma said on April 16, 2013
    hi i want to know how to start fire fighting business . where to get the equipment and the methodology to install wet systems. thanks
  • vimalkumar said on April 17, 2013
    hi am plan to start fire equipment selling and maintenance business, so guide me what is the procedure and ideas
  • peterson saramu mochama said on May 7, 2013
    Hi sir we have afire equipment sales and service business in Eldiret kenya, but the main challenges we have is finance. how can we partner with big companies so that they supply us with equipments on credit so that we pay them after sales.
  • Abbasali Diwan said on May 20, 2013
    Dear @PRABHAKARAN KV, I am a captain on oil tankers and wish to open a fire fighting sales and service centre in bombay. i wish to know what certification is required to open the same.Also i wish to take a franchise of some reputed company. Please contact me my mobile no is 919619523323.
  • said on May 27, 2013
    I am looking for a partner with experience to set up a manufacturing plant to produce fire extinguishers in Malaysia. A factory lot will be available in about 6 months. Please call me on +603 0122182111 to discuss details.
  • ajay yati said on June 15, 2013
    I want to start my business in the transport area where different transports are located which are engaged in the transportation of hazardous goods transportation SO I want details regarding how to start my own fire extinguisher business.
  • taiwo lawrence said on June 16, 2013
    my names are, Tawo Adeola Lawrence. am here in Nigeria Lagos Alagbado, am seriously interested in business of fire fighter, am looking forward to see if only your orgnization can help me in the area, mostly training so, i can stand to help my society in large in reducing the fire tension
  • dt said on June 24, 2013
    own 700 sq ft showroom space with 22 ft frontage on ground floor in the heart of guwahati city, Assam
  • Deepak Dhondiyal said on June 25, 2013
    I am interested in starting a fire extinguisher sales and service business in Dehradun( Uttarakhand). Have any idea how to setup business, please contact.
  • ajithkumar said on July 11, 2013
    Like to start a business in kerala for fire protection equipment sales.
  • vinoth kumar said on July 15, 2013
    i am interested in starting a fire extinguisher sales and service business. I want details regarding how to start my own fire extinguisher business in chennai Have any idea how to setup own fire extinguisher business
  • santosh kumar said on August 11, 2013
    i am interested to start the business but i am aware of document which required for start the business mumbai maharashtra
  • Latoya Fire Prevention Co; Ltd. said on August 22, 2013
    Supply, installation, refilling & servicing of Fire and Safety equipment. Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • SunilBhardwaj said on August 23, 2013
    Got our set up in New Delhi, precisely in South Delhi, and are in this business since 4 years but has worked in this field for 16 years
  • Dayton said on September 11, 2013
    Hi everyone, I'm Gabriella from Hungary. We have a brand new product, for the fire safety systems. We are looking for some new dealers around the World. For further Information:
  • rasheed badshah beginner adviser said on September 13, 2013
    Dear mr. vinod kumar, Being a foreign experienced professional in fire&safety business, I can help you for start up business in India. Plz contact me = || Expert

  • M.Jagadeesh said on September 21, 2013
    Hi, I am Jagadeesh from Salem. I interest To start in FIRE and SAFETY EXTINGUISHER Business. So please Request to How To Starting New dealership and Procedures. Fire Extinguisher Product Purchase and price Detail Inform. I wait further information Mail-Id:-
  • Ramachandran said on October 6, 2013
    I am Ram from safeway systems, Kerala, we are the channel partners of Morley, Fire lite and System sensor. We also deal with all type of fire hydrant and alarm accessories, pipe fittings, MCC etc. I am in the field for past 11 yrs in Kerala., Ph: 0484 6594055, 9995894055
  • SAJEEVKUMAR said on October 11, 2013
  • Bruce Mott said on October 27, 2013
    I would like to start a business to provide firefighting equipment and safety equipment for my area. Please provide information that will help me start this opportunity.
  • Pramod said on November 3, 2013
    i am pramod from mumbai, my co. Name Firetech systems, start from 2002, design, supply, installation & recommissioning of fire alarm, hydrant, sprinkler, & security system - by maharashtra governments new fire & safety rule, my business is step down, & im not able to receive fire license as per rule - please suggest how to do & where my business.
  • soumavo mukherjee said on November 4, 2013
    i want some customers to sell a good safety product .
  • nishad kk said on November 6, 2013
    helo, currently i am working in qatar as fire alarm engineer and i have a plan to start fire alarm installation sub contract work in south india. i have a strong team to install both addressable and conventional systems...if any inquiry please contact....
  • makamure said on November 19, 2013
    I am based in south Africa and would like to start a serious supply and fix business of fire fighting supplies. please assist on the procedure.
  • e. praveen kumar nag said on November 27, 2013
    hi, i want to start my own fire extinguishers business of repair, sales and maintenance can you help me in this. i am from hyderabad , andhra pradesh, india
  • vishnu mohan said on December 8, 2013
    I am based in Kerala, having experience in Design, estimating, planning and execution of fire fighting systems (including FM 200, pre action and other fire suppuration systems) , I have experience in design of fire fighting systems according to NFPA Standards and likely to start a company for fire fighting including design ,Planning and execution , And also willing to work as a team for installation work and ready to make BOQ for the fire fighting materials for the entire projects, my Email id is
  • Ravinder gupta said on December 12, 2013
    Hi, I am currently doing a security services business (CCTV camera, Bio-metric devices, Intercom and EPBAX System, Projectors etc) in Delhi NCR now i want to also start a fire safety and equipment sale/purchase business kindly suggest


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