About Us

A Legacy of Service and Excellence

Lead your fire department confidently with Sunbelt Fire, where 
experience meets excellence in every solution.

Our Story

In 1983, Thomas “Tom” McLendon, Jr. founded Sunbelt Fire with the support of his wife, Jane, and son, Thomas III. He laid the foundation for Sunbelt Fire with an unwavering dedication and a commitment to customer service — a legacy we’re pleased to continue today. Over the past four decades, we have proudly served the Southeast fire service with our industry-leading products and services.

In the early days of Sunbelt Fire, Tom McLendon operated out of his home after securing the E-One dealership for Alabama and Mississippi. As the business thrived, he expanded operations to include his daughter, Lisa, and son, Slade, to include Louisiana, parts of Tennessee and the Florida panhandle.

Now a genuine family company, Sunbelt Fire diversified its offerings to include sales and service related to new fire trucks, fire apparatus parts, fire equipment and breathing air.

Today, Sunbelt Fire has a workforce of over 60 team members spread across five states. We not only deliver superior performance to our customers but also leave a lasting impact on the communities we serve. Rooted in dedication and teamwork, we have built enduring relationships, solidifying our position as a trusted partner in the fire service.

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Our approach

At Sunbelt Fire, we don’t just speak the language of the fire service — we live it. Many of our team members have served or are currently serving as firefighters, meaning we know what it takes to keep both firefighters and communities safe.

Choosing Sunbelt Fire doesn’t end with a transaction; it’s the beginning of a partnership.