Firetrol, was founded in the early 1970’s and incorporated in Erie, Pennsylvania by an entrepreneur who saw an opportunity in a unique marketplace; the fire pump control industry. The business grew steadily between 1971 and 1980 as the company developed the first fire pump controller with molded case circuit breakers which drastically reduced their size, the first manual wound rotor controller for the New York City high-rise marketplace, the first medium voltage controller, and the first UL Listed controller with an automatic power transfer switch.
In 1982 the company relocated to Cary, North Carolina and continued to bring innovative new products to the fire pump market.
In 1998 the Firetrol Mark II product line was introduced offering communications, advanced monitoring, and data collection from the pump room. Other new to the market products launched were the first UL Listed for fire pump service bypass/isolation type transfer switch, and the first listed fire pump diesel controller approved for use in Class1, Division 2 hazardous locations. A VFD electric fire pump controller was developed to meet market demand.
After more than four decades of service to the fire pump market Firetrol returned to its entrepreneurial roots and is once again Firetrol, Inc., an independent company with a passion for innovative products, collaboration with customers, and engineering expertise. The 2020 launch of the new Mark III product line will add to Firetrol’s long line of innovative products.