Ten-8 Fire Equipment Over The Years
Opening our doors as Don Bouwer Fire & Safety Equipment in the 1970s, Ten-8 Fire Equipment has continually evolved over the years. Learn more about our history becoming the #1 fire and emergency apparatus and equipment provider in Florida and Georgia by browsing our timeline below.
- Early 1970sThe company was started under the name Don Bouwer Fire & Safety Equipment.
- 1985The company was incorporated as Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc., with the first office run out of Don's home. We also became the exclusive Pierce sales and service distributor in Florida.
- 1986Offices were moved out of owner, Don Bouwer's home, and into a trailer.
- 1988The first Ten-8 Fire Equipment building was constructed at 2904 59th Ave. Dr. E., Bradenton.
- 1989We began selling and servicing MSA Fire Safety Equipment.
- 1994We began selling Fire-Dex personal protection equipment.
- 1995Additions were made to the Bradenton facility to include 4 additional bays and upstairs offices.
The Sanford, FL facility was built.
- 2001The Bradenton, FL facility expanded again, to include 4 additional bays and a paint booth.
- 2004Ten-8 Fire Equipment was honored as Pierce Dealer of the Year, and named #1 in Sales. We also expanded the Sanford, FL facility to include a body and paint shop.
- 2005We opened our facility in Forsyth, GA and began selling and servicing Pierce apparatus. We were also named Pierce Dealer of the Year and #1 in Sales for a second year in a row.
- 2008The Ten-8 Fire Equipment DeFuniak Springs, FL facility was built.
- 2010The new facility in Pompano Beach, FL was opened. We also began selling and servicing Braun Ambulances, and representing TNT Rescue Tools as a dealer in Florida and Georgia.
- 2013Ten-8 Fire Equipment moved into our newly purchased facility in Pompano Beach. We also began selling and servicing Osage Ambulances.