Our History


City Fire Equipment Company was founded in 1952 by Newark firefighter William Bretzger. Driven by a combination of commitment to fire safety and an entrepreneurial spirit, Bretzger filled a need by traveling to businesses to fill fire extinguishers when they previously had to visit fire stations for this service. By bringing fire safety expertise into the community, Bretzger set the tone for City Fire Equipment Company going forward.

Today the third-generation company continues to bring expertise and a commitment to quality customer service directly to building owners and property managers to help them ensure their fire safety compliance.

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