An Important Notice ... Our Winter Hours ...
The nature of our business is highly seasonal. In order to keep expenses to a minimum — and give our batteries a chance to recharge, our primary warehouse closes from November 25th to near the end of January. During those 2 months, no merchandise is shipped from our primary warehouse. Occasionally, factory shipping may be possible.
Please note that communication channels are open. Emails will be answered and phone calls taken — but not necessarily by a real person. You may have to leave a message, but your call will be returned. Response times may be somewhat slow, however.
It is a good time to do your planning for the coming fire season — and with your patience, we will work with you.
Winter is our hibernation opportunity. Thank you for your understanding.
Wrapping Up 2018?
As I write this, devastating fires are pummelling California. The area impacted and the property losses are staggering. But it is the loss of life that should get our attention. For those of us north of the border, it is a news story in a distant place — we feel insulated. A town of 26,000 people wiped off the map. Should we take notice?
This summer, Ontario recorded 1,325 fires with central Ontario getting a wake-up call. Major fire events in the Temagami, Parry Sound and North Bay areas provided city-dwelling cottagers with concerns and challenges not experienced in many years. Early morning & late night phone calls and pickups kept us very busy. British Columbia suffered through another bad fire season. They don't seem to be able to catch a break. For the moment, the Canada has calmed, but we know that 2019 will see the return of the 'beasts'.
Although fall/winter is our quiet time, we have been working with a steady stream of customers already getting their ducks in a row for the upcoming season. Numerous orders have already been received for new equipment and protection upgrades — most deliveries will wait until the weather breaks.
Now is the time to do your planning and get your orders in. Do not wait until you smell smoke. This past summer our warehouse was emptied in under 2 weeks. Although we have a good inventory on hand for the high season, some products are manufactured upon order or shipped from distant warehouses. Some orders take time to pull together. Delivery times can be up to 6 weeks.
Our website shows our most popular products along with descriptions and current pricing. Orders can be placed online. Note that price increases normally appear in January & February. If you are looking for bigger pumps or planning larger protection systems, please contact us so that we can work with you. Please keep in mind that a complete system consists of many pieces that must work with each other. Compatibility of components is paramount. Contact us if you have questions.
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About Product Availability ...We do attempt to have the most popular items on-hand, but as we move into the summer months, our warehouse does get depleted. A fire crisis anywhere in North America (or around the world) can strip our shelves within hours, create product shortages and cause havoc with our supply chain. It is advised to plan ahead as much as you can -- we will try our best to meet your needs.
One Stop Fire Products Inc.
Tel: (905) 946-1033