Reliable Fire has been a family-owned business for sixty years. The leadership team consists of Debra Horvath, Owner and President, a Senior Executive Vice-President, Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Sales along with department managers. Together, they ensure the fulfillment of Reliable Fire’s mission, uphold its core values and manage its operations.
Debra A. Horvath
President and CEO
Debbie is a past President of NAFED (National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors), she is active with Notifier, and is a current member of FSSA, NIFAD, and PSA. Debbie can also be credited with many contributions to our industry, following in the footsteps of her father Ernie Horvath.
Debbie is always on a mission, willing to learn more about new products, services and the IOT focusing on improving life safety and protecting lives. She has been featured in Security Sales & Integration magazine and has spoken at many industry events. You can often find her collaborating with peers in the fire and security industry; she has an innate commitment to help others reach their goals and finds it rewarding to give back to others. Debbie’s strengths are closing deals on mergers and acquisitions, and she is always looking for ways to use technology in the workplace to find unique ways to work smarter.
Most notably, through her never ending and decade long efforts, Reliable Fire & Security was recently certified as a WBE – Women’s Business Enterprise for the City of Chicago, Local Counties and Government entities…of which she is extremely honored and proud to have accomplished.
Senior Vice President
Vice President of Operations
Customer Care Manager
NICET Level III Fire Alarm Systems certified
Systems Service Manager