Jayme Townsend

Who We Are

South Coast Fire and Safety (SCFS) is a top-quality emergency response equipment provider based in Houston, Texas that specializes in delivering fire protection products and managed PPE and uniform services to large and small companies. The origins of South Coast Fire and Safety can be traced back to the early 1980s when a group of fire protection professionals came together with the goal of providing comprehensive fire protection services to customers.

At the time, there was a growing need for reliable and affordable fire protection services, and the founders of South Coast Fire and Safety recognized this need. They decided to start a business that would focus on providing top-notch fire protection and safety products and services to their clients.

Over the years, South Coast Fire and Safety has expanded its services and product offerings to include bunker gear, communication equipment, rescue must-haves, and highly rated managed PPE and uniform programs. The company has built a strong reputation for its exceptional customer service and dedication to ensuring the safety of its clients and is proud to operate as a Tier 1 Distributor in the fire and safety industry.

South Coast Fire and Safety offers a wide range of firefighting goods and services to meet the needs of customers. In addition to a robust line of firefighting and safety equipment, South Coast offers comprehensive fire-resistant clothing (FR) and PPE Programs. SCFS is a leader in FR, ARC-rated uniform and PPE programs nationally. Keeping employees and facilities safe from fire is South Coast’s mission – so much so, it’s in our name. South Coast is a premier distributor of the highest quality, most trusted FR clothing and PPE available. Trusting South Coast Fire and Safety to manage an organizations FR Uniform and PPE programs saves money, increases employee satisfaction, and increases compliance by providing the latest, most durable products and apparel when and how they are needed, on time and done right.

Another of the key strengths of South Coast Fire and Safety is their commitment to customer service. The company has a team of experienced professionals who are knowledgeable about fire and safety equipment and can help customers find the right products for their fire protection needs. Equally, South Coast Fire and Safety focuses on quality. The company only carries fire protection equipment from reputable manufacturers who meet their strict quality standards.

South Coast Fire and Safety has a diverse customer base that includes businesses of all sizes with a variety of missions. South Coast customers come from a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, chemical
manufacturing, electricity providers, and education. South Coast takes great pride in the extraordinary service delivered and the quality of the products sold. That means going the extra mile and doing the little things that inspire confidence in customers. Why? Who you work with reflects your values, dedication, and commitment to each other and to this industry. With that in mind, South Coast Fire and Safety believes that attention to detail and memorable customer service are the keys to success for over three decades. We are here for you; enjoy old fashioned customer service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Join us!

Simple Soap Kills the Coronavirus

Guidelines from the CDC on Laundering

Clothing including FRC’s, and other items that go in the laundry

If possible, do not shake dirty laundry. This will minimize the possibility of dispersing the virus through the air. Launder items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.

  1. Wear Gloves for Laundry
  2. Use Laundry Detergent – Soap Kills the Virus
  3. Use Warm Water 
  4. Dry Completely – Heat Kills the Virus
Washing with soap and water for 20 seconds will kill the coronavirus. Extended washing machine cycles guarantee your clothes are Covid-19 free.

Covid-19 can remain active on porous surfaces like carpet, clothing for hours and on non-porous surfaces like steel and aluminum for days.

You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others – and if you wear FRC’s, a Fire Retardant Mask ensures your outer layer is compliant when on the job. 

  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to    the grocery store, to pick up other necessities. 
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. 
  • The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Can N95 Masks Protect Me from a Virus?

The emergence of coronavirus (and SARS before that) has a lot of people concerned and stocking up on N95 masks. Viruses and bacteria are generally too small for a mask to protect against, though they are almost always in a droplet from a sneeze or cough. The mask will stop the droplets.

Please also remember that your eyes are another pathway, so glasses or goggles may be prudent. Another good thing about wearing a mask is that it prevents you from touching your nose and mouth! This is a prime route for the spread of viruses.

If you are the infected person, please avoid the masks that have an exhalation valve. They do breathe easier than those without, but they allow unfiltered air to escape the mask, and this may not be what you have in mind.

It’s also recommended that you wear a face mask if you have symptoms and are entering a healthcare facility for treatment, and healthcare professionals would likely benefit from wearing one as well. If you do wear a mask, choose one that can be fitted to your face, and use the same health and hygiene practices you would use to prevent the flu (stay home if you’re sick, wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, avoid close contact with others, and keep the disinfectant handy).

Choosing the right PPE for your workers and job can seem like a daunting prospect, but it’s a necessary one to make sure that everyone stays healthy on the job.

If you have questions regarding how to properly clean your equipment during this time, please contact us at salesandservice@scfire.com or call 800-747-6690