Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry has recorded impressive growth over the past decade, with double-digit revenue gains. A rising trend toward privatization has been driven by cutbacks in state and local funding for public sector fire departments. Consequently, governments are increasingly contracting with private sector fire departments, which can be hired on an as-needed basis. Furthermore, insurance companies are increasingly employing private firefighters for cost savings on fire suppression services. Industry growth will continue over the next five years as client volumes expand.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Emergency response services
Emergency response services represent the greatest share of industry revenue at an estimated 40.0% in 2012. These services are offered during an actual emergency. Emergency response services include fire suppression, evacuation assistance and emergency consultations. In this area, private firefighting companies offer similar services to government-supported fire departments.
Consultation and pretreatment
Prevention services, including consultation and pretreatment, will comprise an estimated 35.0% of revenue in 2012. Firms meet with the consumer or business client and inspect the property in question to determine its fire protection needs... purchase to read more