Fire Lion’s director, 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.