ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. acquires Extinguishing Systems Inc.

PITTSBURGH — ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. has officially acquired Extinguisher Systems Inc., also known as ESI. Their services will complement the 59-year legacy of ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. and allow for a greater range of service in the greater Western Pennsylvania region.

ESI is a 40-year old company that provides fire alarms and detection, clean agent, special hazard suppression, restaurant fire suppression systems, and fire extinguisher sales and service.

“ABC Fire Extinguisher believes whether a customer has one fire extinguisher or one hundred fire extinguishers, you are important and deserve the best service,” said Debbie Fannie, owner of ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. and Extinguishing Systems Inc. “ESI shared the same family-oriented feel and holds fast to the belief in serving others with integrity. The merging of Extinguishing Systems personnel with ABC employees has proven seamless as all have chose a career in safety and are trained and certified to professionally serve our customers. Too, ABC is proud to provide and manage as many safety-related products and services as possible, relieving the customer of the chore to locate other vendors and to keep a maintenance schedule. That’s an important reason ESI was acquired by ABC: to provide multiple fire protection services and products in a larger service territory.”

With the new acquisition, ABC Fire will be able to continue serving and offering their newly-acquired services to the counties of Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland, Lawrence, Armstrong, as well as be able to offer services in Green County and Indiana county. Hopefully, this will expand to include parts of West Virginia and Ohio.

In a statement to their customers, ESI said: “We are very excited to continue the maintenance schedule you have come to know and appreciate throughout the years. We are proud to offer additional products and services; such as, sprinkler, emergency lighting, sensitivity testing, and first aid cabinets and restocking services through our successor, ABC Fire Extinguisher Inc..”

ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. strives to be considered “Your One Stop Safety Shop” and this
acquisition brings it closer to the goal of being able to help customers meet compliance issues,
maintain cost-effective safety, and provide safety products and services to protect people, businesses, and facilities.

“I’m proud of ABC’s growth and our plans for a continued successful future already underway with the third generation,” said Fannie.

ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. has served the greater Pittsburgh area with the knowledge and reliability that can only come from nearly 60 years of experience. When William Groomes founded ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. in 1960, his goal was to protect property and save lives. Groomes quickly became known as the founder of a family business you could trust, giving ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. the solid foundation to grow into the successful company it is today.


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