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Jack McLoughlin, Founder, passes

November 7th, 2022

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jack McLoughlin. Jack was the founder of Fire Research. He was an inventor and had been in the forefront of technological innovations in the fire service industry.

His engineering background and creative thinking helped him create a company whose sole purpose was to advance and modernize equipment in the fire service. Jack had one intention, and that is to make everything better and safer. His lifelong contributions to the fire service are a testament to his dedication and love for the fire service.

Throughout the years, Jack had offered support to the firefighting community and aided others in ways most of us will never hear about. Jack will be greatly missed, and our thoughts and condolences go out to his family.

FRC Lifetime Warranty

May 25th, 2022

FRC offers a lifetime warranty for all Spectra Series*, Evolution II , CrestLight and SoBrite products installed on fire or emergency medical services apparatus.

For full terms and conditions please see the FRC Warranty Policy.

*Excludes Model KR700 Portable, Model 600 Tripod Series, and Spectra Mobile

SPECTRA MOBILE portable LED light released

April 8th, 2022

The SPECTRA MOBILE is a powerful 15,000 lumen bright LED battery operated portable light designed for the fire service. It’s unique design allows it to be deployed in many different ways and runs off a common commercially available battery. Read more about this new light!

Peggy McKeever, former employee, passes

January 4th, 2022

Margaret (Peggy) McKeever (nee McLoughlin) , 91, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey passed away on Sunday December 26, 2021. Peggy was the Inside Sales Manager for Fire Research Corporation (FRC), Nescsonset, NY before retiring in 2014 at the age of 84. Everyone who worked with her here at FRC remembers Peggy fondly.

Having previously worked for many years at MC Products, Peggy came to FRC with many strong industry contacts which was a great boon for us. She was known for being a fierce customer advocate and would be their voice in every production and sales meeting. In her earlier years at FRC, before some knee trouble put an end to it, Peggy would attend the industry fire shows and this is where she shined brightest – meeting old friends, making new ones, and getting folks excited about whatever FRC product was new that year. Peggy always kept the sales room bright with many different types of flowering plants, a tradition which those in the Sales and Service offices maintain to this day. Christmas was always a special time of year for her and the Sales office was always decorated for the season. Peggy will be missed.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad, PO Box 471 Lyndhurst, NJ 07071.

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The Great Pumpkin Contest

November 1st, 2021

FRC held a contest for employees on Thu Oct 28th to bring in their carved, painted or decorated pumpkins for display in the lobby. Several generous gift cards were the prizes! The winners were decided by vote (each employee was given a ticket and cast their vote by adding it to each submission’s attached trick or treat bag). The competition was fierce! Which is your favorite?