Jerry Geissler

Jerry Geissler

Director of Product Development & Testing

Jerry'’s professional career in fire protection and public safety services spans nearly 40 years, beginning his career as a volunteer firefighter and becoming a full-time company officer before working his way into executive management for what was then and remains the second-largest fire protection system in the United States. As Assistant Deputy Director of Fire Protection, Jerry was 2nd in command of a fire department that numbered nearly 115,000 firefighters and an annual fire protection budget of $450 million dollars. Jerry also modernized CAL FIRE’s turbine-powered fixed-wing air tankers (Air Attack OV-10) and upgraded the Department’s Super Huey helicopter fleet. Throughout his career, Jerry has responded to thousands of emergency alarms, fires, medical aids, hazardous materials incidents, and other public assistance calls. Jerry has consulted with numerous federal, state, and local government agencies on Master Fire Protection Planning, designing effective fire protection systems for both small and large communities.