North America Fire Equipment Company, Inc. (NAFECO) was established in 1968 by its founder, Jerrell Oaks. It began primarily as a service business to local factories and businesses doing fire extinguisher service. Over the years, NAFECO has developed into a full line distributor of fire, law enforcement, EMS and industrial safety apparel and equipment as well as Fire Apparatus, Ambulances, and ATV/UTV-mounted SKID units. NAFECO is headquartered in Decatur, Alabama with four branch offices located in the southeastern United States. We inventory many of our products in the Decatur, AL warehouse for immediate shipment. We take great pride in our customer service, realizing that customers today expect a high level of service to take care of their needs. We have an inside sales staff who work diligently to answer questions and process orders on a daily basis. We place great value on EXCELLENCE in all that we do. Our vision is to be recognized by our customers and suppliers as the best in our industry. We pledge courtesy, integrity, honesty and respect.
We understand customers have a choice and believe superior customer service, timely delivery and competitive prices have been the very foundation of NAFECO.
NAFECO has an outstanding relationship with Paratech and is the dealer for Alabama, Tenneessee and Mississippi. In 2020 NAFECO established a rescue tool specialist position within the company. The rescue tool specialist duties include demonstrations and training throughout the territory. What makes Paratech unique is not only the vast amount of products they offer, which encompasses shoring, lifting and stabilization but also the ability to use many of the different products in numerous deployment applications. Paratech is the “go to” for heavy lifts and shoring!
PICTURED BELOW IS LUKE REAVES, NAFECO PARATECH/RESCUE TOOL SPECIALIST
Paratech is the industry leader in Air Lifting Bags with top quality traditional flat bags while also leading the way with entirely new innovative designs. Paratech Air Lifting Bags are made of the highest quality materials to provide peak performance and with dozens of 'ease of use' design choices.
For more than 50 years Paratech has set the standard for high quality heavy-duty forcible entry tools. These tools are designed to pry, pound, puncture, twist and cut open or remove all types of barriers between emergency personnel and the life they are saving. From our popular full line of Hooligan Tools to our powerful Percussive Rescue Tool (PRT), to our compact & versatile Pry-Axe, Paratech has led the way in design and manufacturing of dependable and unstoppable forcible entry tools.
Paratech Pod Systems (Tri, Bi and Mono) are the strongest high angle systems available. All kits come with a carrying case and all of the bases needed. Use AcmeThread or LongShore Struts and Extenstions to create a system for your desired length. Paratech's elevator rescue equipment can lock down an elevator car or securely attach to an elevator entry door casing for rope rescue down the elevator shaft.
From breaking concrete to cutting the remains of a melted tanker shell apart, Paratech delivers the punch.
The Paratech Damage Control System (DCS) brings maritime damage control shoring into the 21st century. Speed, strength, flexibility and capability are the hallmarks of Paratech’s DCS . Everything about the system has been designed to simplify the difficult task of damage control shoring and improve response time.
The Special Mission Tender (SMT) is a rescue response trailer containing equipment packages for Trench Rescue, USAR or both. It's a one-stop-shop for everything you need for rescue, organized for quick mobile response.
Paratech's Rescue Support Systems for Structural Collapse consists of a full array of vertical shoring equipment and raker shores. With the Absolute Raker, Paratech has the only fully mechanical raker shore available. Absolutely no wood is needed for cross-bracing. Standard Rakers (with wood cross-bracing) are still available as well as upgrade kits, Expansion Kits, and Flying Raker Kits. Urban Search and Rescue Teams around the world rely on the strength and simplicity of Paratech's Structural Shoring equipment to successfully accomplish rescues safely and efficiently.
Paratech offers a 2-day, 3-day and week-long training courses to enhance your department’s capabilities with Paratech equipment. We will discuss, demonstrate, and perform techniques for real world applications. The training will be performed by certified Instructors that have gone through a rigorous Paratech training program that enables them to provide the finest instruction on Paratech products available.
Paratech offers void fill cushions, pneumatic control equipment and shoring struts for trench rescue. Paratech's strut systems are unrivaled in strength and simplicity, making them perfect for trench rescue scenarios.
Vehicle stabilization is the first step in extrication. Paratech offers a wide range of stabilization solutions from passenger cars to fully loaded tractor trailers and even locomotives.