About Us

Fire Equipment, Firefighting Gear, and
EMS Equipment Experts

Welcome to Fire & EMS, LLC, your premier destination for top-quality fire equipment and EMS supplies. As a trusted provider, we offer a comprehensive range of products available for online purchase, catering to customers nationwide. Additionally, our commitment extends beyond virtual transactions, as we proudly serve the Southeast region by personally visiting fire departments and conducting equipment demonstrations. Whether you're in need of fire gear or EMS essentials, rely on Fire & EMS, LLC to deliver exceptional products and unparalleled service.


It started in 1996 at a Metro Atlanta, GA fire department. Two guys began fire recruit school together and would go on to share over 20 years of service many times in the same battalion and shift. Then one day, these two guys came up with a simple plan: transform the fire department product community by making rugged products to survive the fire and EMS service while helping first responders save lives, stabilize incidents and protect property. This simple plan would lead to complex product development, testing, and sourcing of products worldwide. To this day, we only provide products we believe in, and we continually develop new products and improve current products so they work better, last longer, and help you get the job done. Because of this commitment to creating products for us and by us, Fire & EMS, LLC. is on track to become one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry. We are also a family of current and retired firefighters who work hard to ensure you have the tools you need to get the job done when lives are on the line. 

Meet Jake

Jake Cordle- Owner/CEO

Jake started with a professional fire service in 1996 after watching his father work in the same profession for over 36 years at a municipal fire department in the same area.  Jake quickly rose through the ranks making Lieutenant and then Captain.  He spent several years as Captain of the training division overseeing eight recruit schools in 2 years.  He holds multiple NPQ certifications and Blue Card certifications.  He is the former head of Camp Puzzle, one day camp for individuals on the spectrum, and has chaired numerous committees during his career.  He has an Associate's degree from West Georgia Technical College in Fire Science and a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia Southern University in Fire Science.  He has also taught Fire Fighter I and II on the college level at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. 

Meet Chris

Chris Smith- Owner

Chris joined the fire service in 1996. Over the years, Chris was promoted through the ranks from firefighter until he retired early in 2018 at the rank of Captain. Chris served on the Hazardous Materials team for almost a decade and holds the certification of hazmat specialist in radiological, biological, and nerve agent response. Chris obtained his paramedic license just before his promotion to Lieutenant. Chris served as a training officer in the training division for two years and then served on the med-ops team as a tactical medic with the SWAT team just before his promotion to Captain. Chris resigned/retired early from the fire service in 2018 with 21 years of service after a close friend experienced a medical-related line of duty death while Chris was the acting battalion chief. 

Mission Statement:

We exist to solve the Fire & EMS product acquisition problems to deliver every product and every order, taking all payment methods to make the process simple and fast while providing the highest level of customer service.


To provide the best fire and EMS product acquisition process to every fire department, ambulance service, and military organization across the world.

Cultural Commitments:

  1. Customer Service– we know that customer service is important to you and to your organization.
  2. Product Quality– a selection of the best products from the best manufacturers, ensuring that your tools and equipment work as hard as you do to protect life safety, stabilize incidents, and protect property.
  3. Product Reliability– ensuring that the tools and equipment you depend on every day are readily available and easy to obtain.
  4. Value– we know you have limited budgets and have to work to get the tools and equipment you need while staying under budget.
  5. Partnership– we will work hard to help you get the right products and avoid making purchasing mistakes. 


 Partnership with GAFC

We Are Proud To Offer Top-Quality Fire Equipment,
Firefighting Gear, Emergency Medical Supplies,
EMS Equipment, and Fire and EMS Supplies Nationwide