As a career Fire Dept. Company Officer my job is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of my crew. "First In-Last Out" has always been my way of ensuring those priorities. I believe in leading from the front, never asking anyone to do what I won't do first, and putting "crew before self", hence
"First In-Last Out". This philosophy leads to our business motto "if we won't use it, we won't sell it." We will not trade these values for profit from mediocre products or training.
First In-Last Out Fire Equipment & Training LLC was founded on the principals of offering quality, life saving equipment at affordable prices, with outstanding customer service and training. Many of the products we offer are designed by firefighters for firefighters. We strongly believe that firefighter designed products are superior because they have been "battle tested" in real world circumstances. Most firefighter designed products are born out of necessity to make our jobs safer, easier, and more effective. Products created by firefighters have been developed and refined in the real world before even coming to market. Most start as crude prototypes and are refined after each real world use. This type of "R&D" leads to simple, durable, and reliable products that work when it matters most.
First In-Last Out Fire Equipment & Training LLC is a completely firefighter owned and operated business. I serve as the company President. I am a US Navy veteran, and have been a Firefighter/ Paramedic for 16 years with 11 of those years as a Lieutenant. I am also an active member of the Queen City F.O.O.L.S. The CFO is a 3rd generation firefighter.
We look forward to working with you. Please contact us with any inquiries.
Stay Safe and Smart!
Chris Gilpin, President
First In-Last Out Fire Equipment & Training LLC