Thirty-eight years and hundreds of firetrucks later, Sentinel Emergency Solutions employs over 65 dedicated people throughout three states. Our 30,000sqft facility based in St. Louis allows us to serve our customers to the best of our ability. Our sixteen-bay service...


In September of 2020, Sentinel combined our offices in Freeburg, IL and Arnold, MO to a brand-new 30,000sqft. facility in St. Louis, MO. This building includes a showroom, sixteen-bay service department, 60ft. paint booth, delivery bay, parts warehouse and more!


In December of 2014, Franco Fire Equipment purchased the other Rosenbauer dealer, Towers Fire Apparatus in Freeburg IL, and formed Sentinel Emergency Solutions.


In 2007, Bill and Norma sold Battalion Three to a group based in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Brian started Franco Fire Equipment.  Amy, who was living in England at the time, flew home for a couple of months and the two of them got things going.  Most prior employees...


In 2000, the company made a big switch from selling Ferrara Firetrucks to the new Rosenbauer America brand. Around this time two of the three Franz family children, Amy and Brian, became involved in the family business. Amy started off in the accounting department and...

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