How We Got Started

We’re confident enough in what we do that we’re willing to put our name on our business. Borem Fire Protection was founded in 2017 by Josh Borem and his brother, after both had led successful careers with another fire protection company.  After having worked for a large national company, Josh realized that what his Florida community needed was a local firm that would provide local businesses with the kind of service they required and deserved.

Over the last few years, Josh has grown Borem Fire Protection to a flourishing business with 12 employees that serves communities across most of Florida; from Naples to Gainesville, Clearwater to Daytona, and Sebring to Ocala. Borem’s growth is largely because the company does exactly what Josh had planned from the beginning; by offering local businesses the national company services they need at local, small business prices. 

In addition, did you know that in 2018, according to the National Fire Protection Association, fires caused an estimated $25.6 billion in property loss and cost 3,655 civilian lives? We’re also here to make a difference.

Community Commitment

We understand that there are other fire protection companies out there, and we are grateful to our customers for choosing us.  We feel that the best way to show that gratitude is through supporting the communities we serve, and here are just a few of the ways we do that:

  • Member of Bridge Local
  • Pledged to Shop Small / Local (and we truly mean it)
  • Member of Emerge; recently awarded Volunteer of the Year
  • Member of Better Business Bureau
  • Member of Florida Fire Equipment Dealers Association
  • Member of National Fire Protection Association
  • Member of National Association of Fire Equipment Distribution
  • Member of NFIB
  • Member of Lakeland Chamber of Commerce (recently nominated for Rising Business of the Year)
  • Steadfast supporter of local charitable organizations

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide superior fire protection guidance and service at a fair price, while focusing on our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve. Unlike many fire protection companies, we put our small business customers first — always — and understand their needs better than most since we’re a small business, too.


The Borem Fire Protection team has over 50 collective years of experience in the industry, and we’re growing that number every day. Honest work and great customer relationships are our top priority. With the experience we have, we can offer “big business” service to our local customers without charging big business prices.

The Problem We Solve

Running a small business is not easy.  At Borem Fire, we know this because we’re a small business, too. If you’re like us, you’re probably focused on customers and providing world-class service. As a result, fire safety/code compliance is probably not one of the first things you think about when you wake up in the morning.

We know that having your fire protection systems reviewed is not top of mind, but it is critical.  There is nothing more important than the safety of your employees and your customers. In addition, violating safety regulations could mean penalties and fines.

At Borem Fire Protection, we’re here to make sure that your fire protection systems, from kitchen hood fire suppression, extinguishers and exit lights, are in good working order and compliant with state and federal agency codes. Partner with us and you can enjoy the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing that all of your protection systems are in good working order.  And, just as importantly, you can take that off your list of things to worry about and focus on more important things… like running your business.

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