Loose Equipment Sales Team

Team Bios

Rescue Equipment Specialists

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Scott Fitzgerald | South Carolina Rescue Equipment Specialist

Email | 864-207-3509

Scott joined Safe Industries as the Rescue Equipment Specialist in 2018. He has been in the fire service for 20 years and is currently full-time at Boiling Sprngs Fire District. He currently lives in West Union, SC with his wife and 3 children.


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Jason Tilley | North Carolina Rescue Equipment Specialist

Email | 336-504-0857

Jason joined Safe Industries in 2018 as the Rescue Equipment Specialist for North Carolina. He has been in the fire service for over 24 years and has been with the Charlotte Fire Department for 17 years, moving up in the ranks to Captain. Jason and his wife currently live in Ashboro, NC with their two children. He enjoys fishing and boating in his free time. 


Emergency Medical Supplies Specialist

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Brian Cook | Emergency Medical Supplies Specialist

Email | 864-608-5248

Brian joined Safe Industries in 2018 as the Emergency Medical Supplies Specialist. He previously owned his own business selling medical supplies and equipment for many years. Brian resides in Easley, SC with his wife and 2 children.


Globe PPE Specialists


Jason Rector | Globe PPE and Turnout Gear Specialist

Email | 864-671-2240

Jason started with Safe Industries in 2007 warehousing/shipping & receiving, then moved to purchasing and inside sales. He now is our PPE specialist.


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Randy King | Globe PPE and Turnout Gear Specialist

Email | 704-577-8271

Randy joined Safe Industries in 2018 as the Globe turnout gear Specialist for North Carolina. He has been selling Globe for over 7 years. Randy lives in Denver, NC with his wife and children and is an Eagle Scout, FF1, FF2 and is EMT certified.

South Carolina


Taylor Dowling | Regional Sales Manager, SC

Email | 803-960-8979

Taylor Dowling joined Safe Industries in 2014 as an outside sales representative. She enjoys building strong customer relationships and providing great customer service. Taylor lives in Irmo, SC with her husband and daughter. 


Rick Roach | Upstate SC Sales Representative

Email | 864-671-2241

Rick been with Safe Industries since its inception. He has extensive fire service background with 36 years of service with the Greenville City Fire Department, retiring as an Assistant Chief. Rick is the loose equipment sales rep for the upstate of South Carolina.

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Charles Nicholson | Low Country Sales Rperesentative

Email | 864-254-8236

Charles joined Safe Industries in 2017. He is originally from Charleston, SC, where he was a captain and EMT with St. Johns Fire District. He also spent four years managing a public safety supply company in the Charleston area. Charles has been in the upstate for twelve years and is excited to be a part of the team at Safe Industries.


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Andy McAbee | Upstate SC Sales Representative

Email | 864-395-8783

Andy joined Safe industries February of 2017 as the Loose Equipment Sales Representative for Upstate South Carolina. He has worked for the Mauldin Fire Department for 26 years and has been involved in the fire service for over 29. Andy and his wife live in Piedmont, SC with their son.


Lee Perkins | Upstate SC Sales Representative

Email | 864-430-6354

Lee joined Safe Industries in 2013 working with MSA service and sales in North and South Carolina. He has an extensive background with 18 years’ experience in the fire service. Lee is currently a career firefighter at Travelers Rest Fire Department and also serves on a rural fire board for his local volunteer department.

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Jonathan Moore | Eastern SC Sales Representative

Email | 843-687-2935

Jonathan first joined Safe Industries in 2013 as a part-time employee in 2017. He has 11 years in the fire service and covers the Eastern/Coastal portion of South Carolina.

North Carolina

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Howard Richardson | Southeastern NC Sales Representative

Email | 864-361-3660

Howard first joined Safe Industries in 2013 as an Outside Sales Representative covering Coastal South Carolina. In 2018, he accepted a position as an Outside Sales Representative covering Coastal North Carolina. Howard has a B.A. in Emergency Management and is a graduate of the SC Fire Academy and National Fire Academy. He lives in Myrtle Beach, SC with his wife, Cindy.

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Jon Faulkner | Northeastern NC Sales Representative

Email | 252-343-4829

John joined Safe Industries in 2018 as the Loose Equipment Sales Representative, covering Central North Carolina to the Outer Banks. He has 16 years experience selling fire equipment and started as a Volunteer for Red Oak Fire Department in 1992. He has also worked for Nashville, NC Fire Department as well as the Charlotte Fire Department. Jon currently lives in Red Oak, NC with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.


Brian Ross | Western NC Sales Representative

Email | 828-817-6943

Brian joined Safe Industries in 2015, as a loose equipment sales rep for Western North Carolina. He spent 28 years in career fire service, most recently as an engineer for a tractor-drawn aerial for the Jacksonville, Florida, city fire department. 

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Jason Batten | Charlotte, NC area Sales Representative

Email | 704-215-3122

Jason joined Safe Industries in April of 2017 as the Central North Carolina Apparatus/Loose Equipment Sales Representative. He is a North Carolina native and has been in the Fire Service Industry over 13 years. Jason resides in Gastonia, NC with his wife and 2 children. He and his family are avid sports fans and involved in the local community. 



Karen Alexander | Regional Sales Manager, TN

Email | 615-625-0180

After working as the Marketing Director for the Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy for more than 10 years, Karen Alexander joined Safe Industries in 2012 as the Tennessee Sales Manager. She was tasked with opening our location in that state. Karen is married to Commander Daryl Alexander of Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue, and one of her proudest accomplishments was serving on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Fallen Firefighter Memorial and being involved with the project from conception to completion. She has also served as a Red Cross Instructor and part of DAT. 

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Bruce Wilson | Eastern TN Sales Representative

Email | 276-469-1844

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Robby Hall | Central TN Sales Representative

Email | 615-335-7785

Robby joined the Safe Industries team in 2014 as an outside sales representative covering Middle Tennessee. Robby also serves as a career firefighter with 15 years of experience. 

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Craig LaSalle | Memphis TN area Sales Representative

Email | 901-451-2876

Craig joined Safe Industries in July 2018 as the Loose Equipment Sales Representative covering Western TN. His firefighting and EMT experiences and training come while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard for 12 years. For the past 10 years, Craig worked as a Power Generation salesman/installation and doing application reviews for OEM's in regards to Emergency Response Vehilcles in the Southeast. He is a proactive individual who is results oriented and enjoys wotking with people and providing Customer Service at all levels. Originally from Southern California, Craig and his wife now live in Arlington, TN with their 5 children where he enjoys the outdoors and cooking.


Rodney Williams | TN Industrial Sales Representative

Email | 865-318-0947

Rodney joined Safe Industries in March 2019 as an Industrial/Loose Equipment Sales Representative.  Over the last 10 years, Rodney has been a Sales Engineer with experience selling, designing and installing Fire Suppression and Life Safety systems.  Rodney, his wife and three children live in Knoxville, TN where they enjoy all things Smokey Moutains.