Reliable Fire & Security

Reliable Fire Equipment Company announces a strategic rebranding in the Fire and Security Industries.


 Alsip, IL. (January 1, 2015) –

Reliable Fire Equipment Company is proud to announce the new logo and name rebranding to Reliable Fire & Security.


The announcement is part of a strategic plan for expanded customer service and products within an expanding security market of products and services, in which, we are able to offer our existing account base, as well as, new customers in the Chicagoland/NW Indiana Markets. As a result of this offering to our customers, we’re very proud to introduce our new name, logo, brochures and website. You’ll continue to see our “Reliable Green” color on all of our vehicles, which will never change.


Celebrating our 60th Anniversary in 2015, Reliable Fire Equipment was founded by Ernest E Horvath. Ernest grew the business from a one man truck located on the Southside of Chicago to become a National and Worldwide leader in fire protection, always providing quality products and services, up to his passing in 2009. The growth of the Company has been led by his daughter Debra A Horvath, who began her career at Reliable in 1983 as the Controller of Reliable, to become President in 1998.


Reliable Fire & Security will always advocate the strong characteristics of integrity and honesty when doing business with its customers.  Our attention will always focus on earning your business by protecting your most important assets; people and property. As we continue to provide excellent products and services to you in the fire industry, the name change will bring awareness to the security markets, whereby, expanding the capabilities of Reliable Fire & Security.


Reliable Fire & Security will be working diligently to transition the name/logo change over the next several months. This will include educating our existing customers of the additional services Reliable Fire & Security can offer, such as; Surveillance, Card Access, Managed/Hosted services, Perimeter Protection and Mass Notification. “This is a great opportunity for Reliable Fire & Security to grow its product & service footprint in the Chicagoland/NW Indiana markets.” says Debra Horvath, Reliable Fire & Security’s president. “We have built a great business on taking extra care of our customers- many have been loyal to Reliable Fire Equipment for over 40 years. We plan to continue the level of service you have come to expect and partner with you as future opportunities unfold in life safety and security.”


About Reliable Fire & Security

Reliable Fire Equipment was founded in 1955 by Ernest E Horvath, as one of the first companies in the nation to specialize in the fire equipment distribution and service business. Now one of the largest fire protection distributors in the country, with more than 80 employees, Reliable Fire & Security is headquartered in Alsip, Illinois. Reliable Fire & Security is also a Charter Member of the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED), the Charter Member of Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA), the American Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), The Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the National Association of Fire Alarm Distributors (NIFAD) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). For more information, call 708-597-4600 or visit