Today

Thirty-two years and hundreds of firetrucks later, Sentinel Emergency Solutions employs 41 dedicated people throughout three states. Our eleven-bay service department in Freeburg, Illinois allows us the ability to do basic service all the way up to wreck repair and...

2014

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

2007

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...

2000

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...

1995

After two separate moves, the company finally found a home at 23 Grandview Park Drive in Arnold, Missouri. With the new location, Battalion Three began a service department with two bays and one mechanic who also did road service while working out of his pickup...

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