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Gene Ptacek and Son Fire Equipment is proud in providing prompt professional fire protection services to our valued customers located in northern Ohio at an economic cost. Our large service team and fleet enables emergency service response to our customers in a timely manor that is second to none in the industry.



The origin of Gene Ptacek and Son Fire Equipment

October 1975 Gene Ptacek Sr. founded Gene Ptacek and Son Fire Equipment. In partnership with his wife Mary Jane, they began to develop a customer data base and provide customers in greater Cleveland  superior fire protection services at a reasonable price.


November of 1975 a service shop and office is established at 4304 Ridge Rd., Brooklyn, Ohio. Two full time employees are hired to assist with the rapidly building workload. Gene Ptacek and Son obtains a Badger Fire Protection distributorship for portable fire extinguishers.

March 1978 Gene Ptacek Jr. joins the company as a part time fire extinguisher technician.

May 1979 Gene Ptacek and Son acquires Midwest Fire Protection located in Euclid, Ohio.

August 1979 Gene Ptacek and Son became a Safety First distributor for pre-engineered fire systems.

Expanding in the 80's

May 1981 Gene Ptacek Jr. becomes a full time employee and teams up with 6 full-time technicians for portable fire extinguisher service.

 July 1982 Gene Ptacek and Son acquires Reliable Fire Protection located in Painesville, Ohio and opens a Painesville service facility.

December 1982 Gene Ptacek and Son acquires Tri-County Fire Protection located in Richfield, Ohio.

October 1983 Due to rapid growth, Gene Ptacek and Son purchases a new service/sales facility located at 7316 Associate Avenue.

July 1984 Gene Ptacek and Son became a Kidde pre-engineered fire systems distributor.

July 1986 Gene Ptacek and Son becomes a Kidde engineered systems distributor.

Growth in the 90's and to the Present

 August 1991 Gene Patcek and Son moves to a larger service and sales facility located at
 7310 Associate Ave. Brooklyn, Ohio

Cleveland GPS Gene Ptacek & Son Fire Equipment Co., Inc  

August 1999 Gene Ptacek and Son becomes a Pyrochem distributor.

September 2003 Gene Ptacek and Son becomes an Edwards System Technology distributor.

November 2006 Gene Ptacek and Son purchases the Abele- Davis bldg. located at 7320 Associate Ave. for future growth.


January 2007 Gene Ptacek and Son opens a branch in Sandusky, Ohio located at 612 Popular St. to expand our services into northwestern Ohio.

Sandusky Gene Ptacek & Son, Fire Equipment


September 1, 2008  Gene Ptacek & Son acquires assets and customers from Youngstown Fire & Safety enhancing superior fire protection services in Southeast Ohio area.

Youngstown Fire & Safety

We have focused our concentration on in house, state certified factory trained technicians, which in turn gives our valued customers 7 days a week, 24 hours a day emergency service. Our technicians are dispatched to emergencies by top GPS management. When you depend on a company to provide your fire protection, think of no one else but GPS Fire. After all you are putting peoples life and property on the line. We never forget that!


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