Meet City Fire


Paul McGrath, President
Paul has been in the fire protection field for over 32 years. He is a member of NJAA and sits on the board of directors for Society of Fire Protection Engineers’ NJ Chapter. For over 20 years, Paul has been instrumental in the production of free “Fire Facts” seminars at Seton Hall and Princeton Universities to educate fire officials. With a passion for educating the fire protection industry as a whole, he looks to spread his knowledge and expertise where ever he can in an effort to contribute to overall public safety on a regular basis.
Phone: (973) 560-1600 ex. 204

Bill Bretzger IV, Vice President & General Manager
35 years ago, Bill joined City Fire as the first third-generation Bretzger in the company. Bill’s expertise reaches across multiple areas of the company including security alarm installations, the service department, fire alarm installations and more. Bill is certified by the NJ Division of Fire Safety in all types of fire protection and is a member of AFAA. He is also licensed by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs in fire and burglar alarms. Bill’s dedication expands further than the regular 9 to 5, spending early mornings and late nights in the office to ensure City Fire continues to provide the best possible service to all customers.
Phone: (973) 560-1600 ex. 206

Laura Bretzger, Marketing & HR Manager
Laura co-owns City Fire alongside Bill Bretzger and Denise Cox. She was the last of five third-generation family members to join City Fire in 2001. After leading a career in social work, Laura started as the Marketing Manager and has additionally picked up the HR department. Laura is a member of the Rotary Club of Union, LeTip of Springfield, Morris County Chamber of Commerce and Union Township Chamber of Commerce. She holds certifications in fire extinguishers and kitchen fire suppression systems. Laura takes pride in always having her door and office chair open and ready for any employee.
Phone: (973) 560-1600 ex. 201

Garry Cox, Installation Manager
Garry Cox came to City Fire in 2000 after working 20+ years at PSE&G. He now acts as the Installation Manager, overseeing seven sprinkler crews here at City Fire. Garry is certified by IKECA in Kitchen Hood Cleaning Services. He belongs to NAFAD and AFSA and has NICET certifications in Sprinkler Design, Sprinkler inspection and testing and special hazards. Handling both large and small installations alike, Garry aims to provide an experience that includes efficiency and ease for all customers regardless of size.
Phone: (973) 560-1600 ex. 225

Denise Cox, Treasurer/Purchasing Manager
After the birth of her first child in 1991, Denise began working at City Fire in various positions before finding her niche in purchasing and inventory. Her latest project is the rebirth and growing of The Store at City Fire. She is also a member of the Morris Country Chamber of Commerce. Through The Store at City Fire, Denise is able to offer small businesses and homeowners access to fire protection equipment in a retail setting, thus saving them time and expenses.
Phone: (973) 560-1600 ex. 210