Wednesday, January 4, 2012


In January, Ingalls Harbor Pavilion will play host to over 20 manufacturer representatives from several states at North America Fire Equipment Company's

NAFECO 2012 Vendor Expo. The event will bring companies that provide equipment and apparel to fire, police, sheriff, EMS and industrial safety personnel to Decatur. Companies from as far away as Virginia, Indiana and Colorado will be coming to the River City to display their products for members of area public safety departments as well as the local public.

The event, sponsored by NAFECO, has been held on a smaller scale for several years, however due to the absence of a larger venue, only NAFECO employees have been able to participate. “We are excited to bring an expo of this scale to the public safety personnel here in the Southeast.” said Jerrell Oaks, President of NAFECO. Mr. Oaks believes the benefit will go beyond that of our local public safety personnel by bringing exposure to the Decatur area and this new facility, as well as bringing increased revenue to the city as these manufacturer representatives will be staying in local hotels, eating at local restaurants and purchasing gas from local stations.
In addition to the vendor representatives, Mr. Oaks stated that public safety personnel from not only Morgan and surrounding counties, but from departments within a 150-mile radius are being invited to attend. “This will be the first event of this scale in our area. We look forward to showing departments from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi what is available to them, right here in their own backyard.”
The 2012 Vendor Expo will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2012, from 2:00 – 7:00pm at Ingalls Harbor Pavilion. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
North America Fire Equipment Co., Inc.
(NAFECO)is a Decatur-based company owned by Jerrell Oaks and has been in business since 1968. NAFECO maintains their corporate office, warehouse and retail stores in Decatur, along with their

Fire Division, Public Safety Division and Fire Apparatus Repair and Service Center. NAFECO also has offices located in Ashland, VA, Rock Hill, SC, Morganton, NC, Norcross, GA, Clearwater, FL and New Braunfels, TX.
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If you would like more information about this upcoming event, or to schedule an interview, please contact Mr. Kevin Naumann, Director of Marketing, at 256/353-7100, ext. 145 or via email at

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