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Since State Line Fire & Safety, Inc. was formed in 1970, we have provided quality sales and service to the northern New Jersey and southern New York metropolitan areas. We pride ourselves in giving our loyal customers the attention they deserve from a family owned business where real people answer the phone.
State Line Fire & Safety, Inc. sells and services a complete line of high quality fire and safety equipment for use by municipal fire fighters, police, emergency service technicians and industrial personnel. This includes, but is not limited to, fire extinguishers, extrication tools, warning lights, sirens, emergency light bars, turnout gear, fire hose, brass goods, nozzles, hand tools (pike poles, halligan tools, axes, etc), industrial safety equipment, badges, ladders, thermal imaging cameras, heat detectors, pass alarms, emergency generators and air bags.
State Line Fire & Safety, Inc. was formed in May of 1970 by two brothers, Frederick D. Kendall and Richard C. Kendall. Both brothers had been volunteer fire fighters since the age of 18 and were also Nyack policemen. They rented an office at 4 Railroad Place in Montvale, NJ, purchased some vehicles for mobile service and a business was born. Within 3 years, they needed additional warehouse space for stock as well as an enclosed area for vehicle installations. A double garage with an upstairs loft was found on Perry Street in nearby Park Ridge.
In 1977 plans were drawn up for a new building on the corner of Grand Avenue and Kinderkamack. When the town would not approve the building due to a lack of parking spaces, the brothers searched for a building to purchase that would meet the company’s needs. In 1978, the building at 50 Park Avenue in Park Ridge, NJ was purchased. The former machine shop was renovated to meet office specifications. With a full basement for service and installation areas and plenty of warehouse space, State Line Fire & Safety, Inc. quietly settled into its new home where it remains.
In 1980, Rich opted out of the partnership to move to New Hampshire. Fred stayed on and has continued to run State Line Fire & Safety, Inc. with great success. The next generation, Fred’s three adult children, Marty, Chris and Jeanette, are invested in the company and are poised to take its success to a new level.