History of Fire Station Software
Fire Station began when Mark’s chief needed a software solution to the problem of paper records that were being kept for training. These records were getting hard to organize and manage. The chief knew that Mark had a background in software development and asked him to write a program so that those training records could be kept electronically. He also wanted to be able to run reports using that data.
The training records program saved a remarkable amount of time! Next the chief asked for a program to record the monthly apparatus checks. Eventually, there were programs for Apparatus Checks, Expiration Date Tracking, Hose Testing, and Training. These programs merged into Fire Station and the company was officially marketing it to other departments.
Since then, we have grown to serve over 650 departments across the United States, Canada, China, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand.
Mark Horwich founded Fire Station Software in 2010. He and his wife, Sarah, operated the business together until January 2020, when Mark was killed in the line of duty while responding to a structure fire. Mark was a volunteer firefighter from 2001 to 2020. He held many certifications, including EMT-B, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Instructor I. Mark was also a principle member of the NFPA 901 (Fire Reporting FIP-AAA) committee. After his death, Sarah sought out the perfect buyer to provide the right “fit” and future for Fire Station Software. This is when Danny became the new face of the company.
Meet the Team
We are dedicated to providing the best easy to use and affordable software solution for record keeping at your fire department. Our mission is to make you a raving fan so that you will tell other departments about us.
Owner and President – Danny Cometto
Owner and Finance – Kathy Cometto, CPA
Support – Andria DeSmet
Sales and Marketing – Gino Quodala
Software Development – Starlight Consultants, LLC
Office Manager – RussAnn Jennings