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About Us

FlameFighter Corporation was established in 1987 with the introduction of an innovative Piercing Nozzle called the “FlameFighter” to be used by Fire Departments. The Flamefighter was invented by retired Fire Chief Arlen Bakke from Northern Minnesota to help keep Fire Fighters safe when extinguishing fires in dangerous concealed spaces such as attics, basements, vents, voids, which has grown to include 7 models.

Starting with the success of this one product, we have grown into a company with 6 product groups with 100’s of items in many variations.


Our Products are distributed through a North American network of over 400 Fire Equipment Dealers, Safety Supply Distributors, Wholesale suppliers and Export worldwide.

FlameFighter Corporation prides itself on high quality workmanship and top quality service to our customers. We are constantly searching for ways in which we can provide our customers with new and better products to help them accomplish their jobs safely and effectively.

As a result of that commitment:

  • 1994 – The product line was expanded to include SCBA Seating products, SCBA Brackets and related items.

  • 1996 – Fire Hose Washers and Hose Bridges, Stor-It Conversion Kits for 4-door crew cabs and Air Bottle Carriers were added together with “Mobile Show Rooms” to display and provide a hands-on medium for firefighters to experience each product.

  • 1998 – Collapsible Air Bottle Carriers for storing and transporting 6 ¾”; and 7 ¼” bottles were introduced.

  • 1999 – The Companies NFPA Compliant 3-Point Release Strap was patented and successfully introduced for restraining SCBA bottles in transit while at the same time allowing for a simple lanyard pull to release it.

  • 2000 – FlameFighter Corporation introduced its 900 Series Piercing Nozzles. Four differently designed nozzles offer more varied piercing nozzle applications and provide a lighter and more maneuverable version of its bigger brothers The Original and Light Weight.

  • 2002 – Saw the introduction of a new line of Plastic Storage Boxes for fire extinguishers, SCBAs and other safety equipment.

  • 2003 –Rear View Backup camera systems to our line. Options include a rugged color or black and white system, all with infrared technology.

  • 2004 – Relocated into an 8,000 square ft. office warehouse facility in Waconia MN.

  • 2006 – Introduced our first line of Hand Tools. This has grown to cover, Pike Poles, Drywall Hooks, Trash Hooks, Axes, Sledge Hammers and Bolt Cutters.

  • 2007 – We purchased the Augustus Fire Tool product line. These nozzles are used to combat vehicle fires or fires in confined spaces.

  • 2012 - Moved from Waconia, MN to our current location in Buffalo, MN

  • 2013 – Added Hose Testers to our product line, with 4 models

  • 2014 - Launched a  New “foldable” Rubber Hose Bridge, in 2 models  

  • 2015 – Added Hose Testers with gas engines, which now included 12 models.

  • 2016 - Forcible entry tools where added to our hand tool line.

  • 2017 – Expanded our storage bag line into Custom Gear bags for Fire Fighters.





​Our pledge to the industry is to provide products of high quality workmanship backed up by first class service.

230 Hardman Ave S.
South St Paul, MN 55075
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