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Member Spotlight: Mike Kraling

Mar 21, 2019 | Articles, Member Spotlight

Mike Kraling is in the Fire Protection category and a member of the LeTip of El Cajon, CA chapter. His company, ABC Fire Equipment Co. is a family owned business that was started by his father in 1977. He was invited to visit a LeTip meeting by a locksmith who was a LeTip member and ended up joining right away.

Their yearly certified company services and sells fire extinguishers. They also do fire extinguisher training. Companies who want to teach their employees can get live training and practice with real fire extinguishers through their services. Protecting your home and business against fires is both an important and valuable ordeal to undertake. ABC Fire also services apartment buildings, trucking companies, stores, condominiums and more. Their mobile accessibility even affords their business to service on location, right on site wherever needed.

ABC Fire Equipment Co. has been in business for over 40 years and in LeTip for over 35 years. Mike said that LeTip is a big part of his company, and he still does business with members from 30 years ago. His company even furnished the fire extinguishers back in the original LeTip corporate office when it was in San Diego. Mike has two children who are also part of the fight to defend people, homes and property against fires. They are both firefighters for the forest service, one was a Hot Shot for 9 years and the other is a Battalion Chief.

In closing, Mike has been a dedicated member of LeTip and services the fire protection industry. He went on to tell us: “I’ve been in LeTip for 35 years it has worked out for me, and if it hasn’t, I wouldn’t have stayed this long. It helps me build my business with the new members that come along and is well worth the investment”.