Fire Equipment Services

We are Fire Equipment Sales & Services.
Proudly serving the fire and rescue industry since 1984


The FES Demo Brush Truck is being offered for Bid for the month of July.

This truck is a 2014 Standard Cab F550 Diesel 4x4 with 5,300 miles with the following features: a Fab Four Bumper and a 12,000 pound Warn Winch; Whelen Siren and Microphone, as well as a Whelen light package; UPF 400 Gallon with a lifetime warranty tank; Hale HPX200 Gasoline Pump; Hannay Polished Hose Reel; 200 feet of lightweight poly booster hose; Custom compartments; Driver side hose bed and passage side tool storage; Kussmaul charging system; built on a Featherlite Aluminum Bed.

The minimum reserve for this Brush Truck is $86,000. A decision will be made on July 31st as to whom the truck will be sold to. If you have any further questions regarding this truck, please call Randy Porter at 864-498-3122. Please email all bid proposals to Randy Porter and please include payment terms:


Leaders in designing and fabricating specialty fire equipment


Our technicians have designed and built or refurbished over 350 fire apparatus, including brush/skid units, service/rescues, tankers, pumpers, and aerials. Our in-house inventory also includes a complete line of component replacement parts and equipment.

In the slideshows below are our most recent completed projects - Rescue Trucks for Duke Oconee and Duke Brunswick, Brush Trucks for the Sardis Timmonsville Fire Department and the West End Fire Department, as well as a new tanker for Johnsonville.

Lumberton Rescue & EMS new Heavy Rescue Apparatus

Hickory Tavern Fire Department Brush Truck

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Duke Energy Rescue Trucks

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Johnsonville Tanker

City of Woodruff Fire Department Brush Truck

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Check out more of our recent work:


FES can meet and design your tanker needs with custom fabricated components....


Unlimited customization options are available for your ideal Rescue Truck....

Brush Trucks

Custom fabricated Brush Truck bodies and Skid Units are available for complete builds or to add to your existing vehicle....


We design and build any custom skid & storage unit to meet your fire & EMS needs. These can be new builds or retrofitted t...

In Progress Projects


Leaders in Innovation

FES is a custom sheet metal fabrication shop that specializes in fire apparatus. We are committed to meeting the unique needs of fire departments throughout the Eastern United States with quality, made-to-order equipment.

Whatever your fire apparatus needs and specifications, our process serves you from design to delivery.

Some of our customers come in with a concept, and we go from there. Others have seen and like something we did for another customer, so we build something similar, making minor changes as needed like tool placement, lights, artwork, etc. We offer a very specific unique process to meet each customer’s needs.

Once the type of truck has been decided, the chassis is ordered and production starts. Everything happens in house: fabrication, welding, painting, artwork. If you can dream it, we can do it.


We understand that accidents happen. It's a fact of life and--unfortunately--one especially true of our industry. Our repair shop will get your equipment back in action, so that you can get back on the road doing what you do best.

Project 1


Abbeville City Truck - BEFORE


Abbeville City Truck - BEFORE

Abbeville City Truck - AFTER

Abbeville City Truck - AFTER

Project 2


Apparatus - BEFORE

Fire Truck - AFTER

Apparatus - AFTER


Our technicians’ training includes EVT Certification and specialty training per the original equipment manufacturers’ recommendations to meet your needs. We are your service center for all makes of fire apparatus, including Hale Pumps, Spartan Chassis, Will-burt Lighting, and HME.

In addition, through our twelve-foot mobile service center, we guarantee 24-hour emergency repair service on apparatus during the applicable warranty period. We are capable of providing warranty service for HME, Spartan, Hale, Waterous, and Darley.

We can also perform all of your apparatus testing and maintenance needs.



Leaders in the industry

Our History

FES’s story began with Tom Garrity. He owned and managed the company for 28 years before passing away in November 2012. Fortunately, Mr. Garrity had built a strong group of employees who remain the “backbone” of FES, continuing his passion for fire equipment.

Thanks to these employees, FES was in a strong position when its current owner, Al Willimon, acquired the company in 2013.

“My goal for FES is to continue to produce fire apparatus that is known for its quality and attention to detail. Our employees in Sumter are excited to continue doing what they love: building the finest brush trucks, rescues, and tankers around,” Willimon said.

“Tom Garrity created a great company. We want to continue that legacy and help FES reach its full potential.”

Meet Al Willimon

After serving in the US Army and as an officer with the Simpsonville Fire Department, Al Willimon founded Safe Industries in 2005, which reflected Al’s passion for taking care of the needs of firefighters. So too does FES, which Al acquired in 2013, knowing it would be a great partner with FES. Safe Industries sells equipment such as hose, nozzles, and portable breathing apparatuses which can be packaged with the trucks that are manufactured in Sumter.

  • Our Crew

The Rest of the Crew

Randy Porter

VP of Operations

Ryan Steen

General Manager

Missie Altman

Office Manager

Karen Thevenet

Procurement Specialist


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1665 Stamey Livestock Rd, Sumter, South Carolina