Fire Lion's Director

Aaron Johnson has been in the special hazards fire protection industry since 2007
Aaron Johnson, Director

Aaron has been in the special hazards fire protection industry since 2007.  He started at Johnson Controls (Ansul) and worked as a firefighter for foam agents in R&D.  He also tested and used foam hardware during that time.  Later, he moved into technical services, foam system design and maintenance training for about 10 years.  Then, transitioned to Sales Engineering, performing design, application and inside sales for customers with the outside sales team.

In early 2021, Fire Lion Global hired him as the business development and sales manager globally.   With Tom Reser’s retirement in Aug of 2022, Aaron has been promoted to Director of Fire Lion.

He is also an active member of the Oconto Fire Department and has been a certified Wisconsin FF since 2006.

Fire Lion's Beginnings

Located in Vancouver, Washington USA, Fire Lion has become the premier global foam pump manufacturer.

Looking for a rewarding career that offered independence and daily challenges, the idea of Fire Lion started in 1988 with discussions during meals at Tom Resers’, Fire Lion Global’s Founder, kitchen table.  Thirty years later, Tom got what he wanted and so much more. His small start-up evolved into the leading foam pump manufacturer that protects buildings and equipment from severe fire damage for major companies worldwide.

Tom Reser, purchased Edwards Manufacturing, the manufacturer of the “Edwards Foam Pump” in 1988. Tom grew sales for Edwards up to the point of selling to Pentair in 2004. His next project began in 2009 working with Chemguard, a leader in fire suppression systems and chemicals, to get their foam pumps UL listed and approved – a big and complex undertaking.

During those years, Tom envisioned a series of foam pumps that were designed specifically for foam concentrate and that were easily repaired in the field. In 2009, he launched his new venture with the help of engineering students from nearby Washington State University. Together, they created the ideal foam pump design – simple, easily repaired, and robust – a design that allows them to offer the most extended foam pump warranty on the market.

Fire Lion Global later achieved UL listing, FM approval, and ISO certification for the unique foam pump design.

Hard work has paid off, and the business is rapidly growing. Tom has added employees, purchased new equipment, and is currently planning for a larger facility.

Our Brand

Fire Lion Global – the very name implies strength and a fierce commitment to nothing but the best!

The Lion is the king of the jungle, and Fire Lion Global is the worldwide king of foam pump manufacturing. Flammable liquids and special hazards are a global concern. Fire Lion provides the best foam pumps and foam pump systems and prides itself on exceeding customer demands from every corner and part of the world.

No job is too big or too small for Fire Lion – the company serves to protect – just like the king of the jungle.

We are grateful for our customers – thank you!

The Firepacks Group

In September 2021, Fire Lion Global became part of the Firepacks Group, a dynamic and international family of companies specializing in fire prevention applications.

The Firepacks Group comprises four leading fire prevention companies: WB Firepacks (based in The Netherlands), HSA Firepacks (located in Germany), Firepacks France (situated in France), and Fire Lion Global (established in the USA). WB Firepacks, HSA Firepacks, and Firepacks France serve as comprehensive suppliers of water-based fire prevention systems. WB Firepacks supplies to sprinkler fitters and end-users across Europe, while HSA Firepacks focuses on German-speaking countries, and Firepacks France targets the French market. Additionally, Fire Lion Global excels as the expert in positive displacement foam pumps, manufacturing and distributing their products from Vancouver (USA) to clients across the globe. Serving as a strategic partner within the Firepacks Group, Fire Lion actively contributes to all foam-related projects undertaken by WB Firepacks, HSA Firepacks, and Firepacks France.

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