Firematic Supply Co., Inc. was incorporated in the State of NY in 1961. The present owners Barbara and Michael Hanratty purchased the business in 1969, and began offering fire extinguisher and suppression systems to municipal and commercial customers on Long Island. The business grew substantially to include sales, service and manufacturing of equipment and apparatus for the fire rescue market worldwide. Firematic is a privately held corporation with headquarters in East Yaphank, NY and additional locations in the northeastern United States, as well as a national and international dealer network.

Everything Firematic touches is potentially a life saving piece of equipment. Every day, the company designs, manufactures and services equipment with that in mind, because lives depend on it. Firematic’s dynamic staff is renowned for developing unique solutions to complex problems. From the design of the first Halon fire suppression system on the F18 for Grumman Aerospace Corporation back in 1975, and continuing to present day, Firematic’s reputation for simple, solid solutions to complex issues is unparalleled.

The B.R.A.T.® Brush Rapid Attack Truck is a specialized fire fighting vehicle that was developed at the request of a Long Island fire department who needed a lot of fire power to protect assets in tight spaces. They weren’t alone. Soon, other departments were asking for similar trucks and The B.R.A.T. was developed. The 4x4 chassis carries up to 500 gallons of water into the toughest terrains, and its low profile can provide access into tight spaces, such as parking garages. The vehicle now sets the standard in the market for the highest quality, custom rapid attack vehicle in the market.

Porta-CAFS®, a patented Portable Compressed Air Foam System, is another unique product developed, manufactured and marketed worldwide by Firematic. The system produces high volumes of Class A or B fire fighting and suppression foam and discharges it at an extraordinary distance of up to 90 feet, providing superior fire fighter protection and exceptional reach. This revolutionary product is easy to use and costs a fraction of what traditional truck mounted CAFS systems typically cost. This product exemplifies Firematic’s innovation from concept to delivery.

In addition to their custom product offerings, Firematic holds exclusive sales territory for the sales and service of Pierce Mfg. Fire Apparatus, Hurst Jaws of Life rescue tools, MSA safety products and breathing apparatus, as well as a full line of fire rescue equipment and gear. Firematic is licensed for fire extinguisher and air cylinder sales, inspection, and maintenance in Suffolk County, NY. Firematic is also a GSA Contract holder for the B.R.A.T.


History Timeline

1961 Firematic Supply Co., Inc was incorporated in the State of New York by Hermann Schmidt to sell and service fire extinguishers and fire department supplies. He also provided 24-hour breathing air and oxygen service. There was only one employee.
1969 New owner, Mike Hanratty, focuses on excellent service and the expansion of customer base and product line.
1971 Firematic enters the fire truck business, becoming the Long Island dealer for Imperial Fire Apparatus.
1972 Appointed one of the original Hurst Jaws of Life distributors, covering Suffolk County.
1973 Hurst expands Firematic’s territory to include all of Long Island and New York City.
1973 Firematic accepts dealership for Sutphen Fire Apparatus, manufacturer of a new type aerial device called a Tower Ladder.
1973 Moves from rented 800sq.ft. facility to owned 2500 sq. ft. facility on Main Street, Yaphank.
1973-78 Firematic serves fire departments from Montauk Point to New York City, representing Sutphen, Hurst and an increasing number of fire equipment lines.
1979 New truck service facility was built at Main Street location
1980 Firematic accepts Long Island dealership for Pierce Mfg. Inc., an up-and-coming fire apparatus manufacturer from Appleton, Wisconsin.
1981 Hurst expands Firematic’s territory to include the State of Connecticut.
1989 Firematic’s Hurst territory expands into Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
1991 Pierce sales explode. Equipment sales continue to grow.
1992 Firematic moves to a new 18,000 sq. ft. sales and service facility in East Yaphank (Shirley), NY.
1996 Pierce expands Firematic’s dealership to include the State of CT.  Firematic opens a new 17,000 sq. ft. sales and service facility in Rocky Hill, CT. 
1997 Pierce names Firematic the #1 Pierce dealer, for service, on the East Coast.
1999 Pierce names Firematic the #1 Pierce dealer, for sales, in the world.
2001 Hurst expands Firematic’s territory to include Vermont and New Hampshire.
2001 Firematic opens a new sales and service facility in Sterling, MA
2001 Firematic Mfg. Corp. is formed to manufacture and market a new concept in brush-rapid attack vehicles - The B.R.A.T.
2002 The B.R.A.T. is displayed at its 1st national show, the FDIC.
2003 Firematic Mfg. Corp. launches Porta-CAFS® portable compressed air foam system
2008 Pierce expands Firematic’s dealership into the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester in the Lower Hudson Valley region of New York State.
2009 Firematic begins to sell products online, with the launch of its first e-commerce business,
2010
Firematic moves its Massachusetts operation to a larger facility in Bolton, MA
2011 Firematic celebrates its 50th Anniversary on January 9th, 2011
2011 Firematic unveils mobile training platform for personal escape systems
2011 Firematic opens fire apparatus sales & service facility for the Lower Hudson Valley region in Carmel, NY
2011 Firematic becomes a dealer for Sealegs amphibious marine craft
2015
Pierce expands Firematic's dealership to include the entire eastern portion of New York State
2015
Firematic moves its Massachusetts operation to an even larger facility in Milford, MA
2016
Firematic opens a facility in Altamont, NY to serve the newly expanded Pierce territory



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