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Bullard and MES Expand Partnership to Western States

DECEMBER 5, 2017 – CYNTHIANA, KY – Municipal Emergency Services (MES) and Bullard are expanding their partnership to provide firefighters in the western United States with Bullard fire helmets and accessories. Since 2007, the two companies have worked together to serve firefighters in the eastern United States with fire helmet products.

MES has a rich history of providing the fire service with protective products for firefighting. “We are excited to partner with MES to provide firefighters in the western United States with our fire helmet products,” said Mark Mellinger, Director of Global Emergency Responder Sales for Bullard. “Our two companies have a long history of providing high-quality products to the fire service, making this partnership a natural fit. MES’ expansive reach in the west will make it easy for firefighters to have access to Bullard’s innovative fire helmets, including the new ReTrak® helmets.”

More than 40 MES sales representatives across 13 western states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) are equipped with Bullard’s full line of structural, wildland, proximity, search and rescue, and EMS fire helmets and accessory products for the fire service.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to expand our Bullard relationship in the 13 western states,” said John Skaryak, Senior Vice President of Sales and Service for MES. “The Bullard brand and its market leading line up of fire helmets will allow MES to better serve our fire service customers in this geography while demonstrating why MES is North America’s leading distributor of fire equipment.”


Bullard is an internationally known manufacturer of high-quality personal protective equipment and systems designed to help save lives. Founded in 1898, Bullard serves workers in the industrial, fire, and law enforcement markets with product lines that include respiratory protection devices, hard hats, face protection, thermal imagers, and fire and rescue helmets. Headquartered in Cynthiana, Kentucky, Bullard is a fifth-generation family-owned company. Bullard maintains sales offices in Europe and Asia in addition to its headquarters. For more information, visit Bullard’s website at or call Bullard Customer Service at 877-BULLARD in the U.S. or + 1-859-234-6616.


Established in 2001, Municipal Emergency Services has quickly grown to be the largest supplier of SCBA and PPE to first responders in North America. With over 180+ sales representatives, 80+ mobile service technicians, and 19 in-house service centers strategically located around the United States, we can assure that our customers are purchasing quality name brand equipment that remains functioning to the appropriate NFPA and manufacturer's specifications throughout the life of the product. Headquartered in Southbury, CT, the company utilizes 150,000 plus square feet of warehouse space throughout the United States. MES can be reached at 1-877-MESFire (1-877-637-3473) or visit our website