Southwest ColdFire Law Enforcement was founded in October of 2008. We have an exclusive agreement with Cold Fire Tactical owned by Thomas Payson. Today, most major SWAT, Mobile Field Force Teams, etc, use our product. Desert Mountain Distributing was formed a year later to serve Fire Departments and all other industries that use Cold Fire. Both are family businesses. My oldest son Larry handles all the IT, my youngest son Brent takes care of all of the administrative duties as well as doing some demonstrations. My wife Barb is an attorney and does all of our legal work. My friend Ed McFadden has been with Cold Fire from the beginning, and Steve joined us a few years later.
We have come a long way from where we started, as none of us knew anything about the fire business at the time. We just saw a product that (after doing some due diligence) was the very best product out there. Our biggest hurdle was that Cold Fire seemed twice as expensive as class A foam. However, we soon discovered that it would take 2.5 pails of class A to do what Cold Fire would do with one pail. Many departments keep 2 classes of pails, so comparing the cost of 3.5+ pails of foam to Cold Fire's 1 pail, there was no contest. Additionally, it has an indefinite shelf life and is non-corrosive. In these days of budget cuts, you have to ask yourself: Why am I not utilizing Cold Fire?
So that’s our story and we have had a wonderful journey to date.