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Incorporated in 1989 in Portsmouth, RI, FIREX has steadily grown as a leader in the fire protection industry. Specializing in Marine Fire Protection, our service technicians are experienced in all types of vessels and equipment. Firex can provide service to our marine customers throughout New England. Whether it’s a passenger vessel, mega yacht, workboat or recreational vessel, Firex has the expertise to assist you with your  marine needs.We also service extinguishers and commercial kitchen fire suppression systems.

About us: Welcome

meet our staff

Our team is conformed for qualify personal

Janice McLaughlin

Founder and president of FIREX. She has been working in the fire suppression industry for over 20 years. Janice opened FIREX in 1989 as an division of Life Raft & Survival Equipment, and has continued to grow the business and her personal expertise since then, building a strong reputation for quality service in marine, industrial and  commercial fire protection in this time. She resides in Portsmouth, RI and is the mother of three grown sons.


Jim O'Connor

Employed part time for many years, Jim joined the team full time after graduating from Portsmouth High School in 2008. With Jim’s focus in the marine division of Firex, he has provided services aboard vessels ranging from Military Sealift Command vessels, mega yachts, fishing boats and passenger vessels. A talented musician, Jim is lead guitarist for the “Little Compton Band”, aka LCB.


Chris Newsham

Chris is our service technician with the right skills to swing between inspecting and servicing kitchen systems as well as work on marine vessels. 


Andrew Alix

Andy is our full-time shop guy, inspecting cylinders, filling extinguishers and SCUBA tanks. When he's not at the shop, he's probably out fishing. 


Brendan Corey

Brendan specializes in the inspection of the fire extinguishers for businesses, public buildings, and residences throughout the southern Rhode Island and Massachusetts area. 

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42 Russo Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871

(401) 683-5200

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