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Clarience Technologies Acquires Safe Fleet

Thursday, February 15th, 2024


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Mark Johnson
Clarience Technologies
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Clarience Technologies Acquires Safe Fleet to Expand Safety Technology Portfolio, Broaden Customer Reach into new Market Segments

Southfield, MI, Feb 15, 2024 – Clarience Technologies, a global provider of visibility and safety technology solutions for transportation, announced today that it has acquired Safe Fleet, a leader in safety solutions for fleet vehicles, reinforcing the company’s mission to bring total visibility to transportation by providing technologies that enhance safety, security and productivity for customers across the industry.


Jack McLoughlin, Founder, passes

Monday, 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.

Peggy McKeever, former employee, passes

Tuesday, 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.


Safe Fleet Fire, EMS, and Industrial New Hire

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Safe Fleet Fire, EMS, and Industrial ( FRC, FoamPro, Elkhart Brass, ROM ) is excited to announce the addition of Deron Stambaugh as Vice President of Global Fire/EMS Sales. In his role, Deron will be responsible for the leadership of the Fire/EMS sales team, developing new business opportunities, and expanding into new markets and geographies. Deron has extensive experience in both executive sales leadership and product development. Most recently, Deron served in a senior sales leadership position at Diehl Controls where he led a team that helped grow global OEM customers’ businesses. Prior to Diehl Controls, Deron led a global business development group at Flex Inc. Deron holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from DePaul University and has been granted 6 U.S. patents as part of his product design and development work throughout his career.


Richard Blake, former employee passes

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Chief Richard J. Blake

It is with deep regret that the Chiefs Office of the St. James Volunteer Fire Department announces that Past Chief Richard J. Blake has answered his last alarm. We ask that you please keep Richard and his family in your prayers at this most difficult time.

“Richie” as we knew him worked at FRC for a time and would stop by to visit after he retired. Sometimes he would ride his bike (always a Harley) all the way to NY from Florida.

He transitioned to a three wheeled version (pictured below) in around 2009 when we all gathered around to admire it in the parking lot, but we remember some similarly beautiful two wheeled version of his from years before as well. Richie was born in 1928 which means he was 81 when he rolled in on this bike which none of us realized at that time.

Richie’s prior bike at FRC in 2007 below