The History of TSF Fire Equipment
2006: Our story begins with Tom Smith. Tom is a retired United States Air Force and former USAFE Chief of Fire Protection. In 2006, as a disabled veteran, he decided to open Tom Smith Fire as a distributor of firefighter gear and equipment.
2011: In 2011, Todd Katz joins the Tom Smith Fire team. Todd is a 28-year United States Air Force active duty veteran and former Chief Master Sergeant.
2011 - 2017: Tom Smith and Todd Katz work together to advance the company's mission -- "To provide the first responder with the best emergency response equipment, training and related services that fulfill their wants and needs, at the right price”
2013: This year, Tom Smith is nominated for Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation Lifetime Achievement.
2015: Todd Katz is promoted to President of Tom Smith Fire.
2017: Tom Smith retires and officially transfers ownership of the company to Todd Katz. Todd remains committed to the longstanding company values and in meeting the equipment needs of the nation's first responders.
2017: Tom Smith Fire officially changes and shortens their name to TSF Fire Equipment.