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Kistler O'Brien employees battle it out again in the GREAT BALLS OF FIRE Dodgeball Tournament.

Come out and support KOB employees as they battle it out to win the GREAT BALLS OF FIRE TROPHY. More importantly, 100% of proceeds go to burn survivors and Lehigh Valley Health Network Burn Survivor Programs. When: Saturday April 16th, 11am-until we have a winner (THEN FREE APPETIZERS @ Krocks Grille Pub) Where: Lower Macungie Middle School, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, Macungie PA 18062 Cost:$5 for spectators, $2 for children.

Kistler O'Brien employees raise funds for Camp Susquehanna

Kistler O'Brien employees once again donate funds to send children to Camp Susquehanna, a camp that provides children who have been burned, the opportunity to face social and physical challenges, develop self- esteem, and promote a positive attitude while encouraging healthy independence. For more information about Camp Susquehanna, please visit their Website at: http://www.campsusquehanna.org/.

Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection Named 2015 ANSUL Diamond Distributor

For Immediate Release

Local distributor achieves level of distinction

Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection Named 2015 ANSUL Diamond Distributor

Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection of Bethlehem, PA has received the honor of being named an ANSUL "Single Diamond" Distributor as part of the ANSUL Alliance Rewards Program. This level of distinction is a testament to the hard work put forth by the organization over the past year.

Diamond Distributor distinction is based on achieving measurable goals established by Tyco Fire Production Products. At this time, less than 20% of ANSUL distributors have achieved Diamond status. Companies that meet this milestone must earn that partnership each year through sales performance.

"Reaching Diamond Distributor status is not easy and we're proud to recognize and reward our top-producing ANSUL distributors for achieving this goal," explained Rick Foster, U.S. Sales Director, Special Hazard Products.

There are three Diamond levels for a distributor to achieve - Single, Double and Triple. Each recipient receives premium website position on ansul.com, a recognition award, and can choose from a variety of rewards including promotional merchandise, co-op advertising, free training, sales event support, and more.

Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection Named 2014 ANSUL Diamond Distributor

For Immediate Release

Local distributor achieves level of distinction

Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection Named ANSUL Diamond Distributor

Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection of Bethlehem, PA has received the honor of being named an ANSUL "Single Diamond" Distributor as part of the ANSUL Alliance Rewards Program. This level of distinction is a testament to the hard work put forth by the organization over the past year.

Diamond Distributor distinction is based on achieving measurable goals established by Tyco Fire Production Products. At this time, less than 20% of ANSUL distributors have achieved Diamond status. Companies that meet this milestone must earn that partnership each year through sales performance.

"Reaching Diamond Distributor status is not easy and we're proud to recognize and reward our top-producing ANSUL distributors for achieving this goal," explained Rick Foster, U.S. Sales Director, Special Hazard Products.

There are three Diamond levels for a distributor to achieve - Single, Double and Triple. Each recipient receives premium website position on ansul.com, a recognition award, and can choose from a variety of rewards including promotional merchandise, co-op advertising, free training, sales event support, and more.

KOB Attends Lehigh Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Event

Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection is a very proud sponsor and participator of the Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Award Celebration. The event was held on Tuesday October 6, 2015 at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, PA. It benefits the Burn Prevention Network and Lehigh Valley Health Network. "Honoring the Heroes of Burn Safety". The night honored the selfless courage of the region's first responders, uniformed professionals, and civilian volunteers. Thank You First Responders!

Video of Honor Guard and Bagpipes.

Emergency Preparedness Day

This past Saturday was Emergency Preparedness Day. KOB attended the event at St. Luke’s West End Medical Center providing Bullex training to families. This is another great example of how KOB builds our relationship with the community.

In memory of 911

In remembrance of 9/11, KOB was flying it's flag at half staff on 911. Our hearts go out to the families of those that were lost in this tragedy.

KOB Supports the United Way

Our KOB team assisted with their new latex paint recycling program! We help sorted and mixed paint, packageed it, labeled it, and got it out on their shelves for sale! This program is Habitat LV's new Re|Mix latex paint recycling program which allows donors to recycle usable latex based to create a new reusable paint product to be sold in our ReStore.

Employees that participated this year were: Nelson Fogle, Bob Reppert, Patti Kudla, Katie Dremock, Corey Frommer and Jaime Cser.

KOB at Leesport Community Days

A two day carnival with rides, games, food, music, & fireworks, a program of the Leesport Area Historical Society showcasing several local community organizations. The dates and times for this years event are Friday, September 11 from 5:00-10:00 pm. and Saturday September 12 from 4:00-9:00 pm.

KOB, A Proud Partner of Musikfest 2015

Musikfest

Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection is a proud partner of Musikfest, providing fire extinguishers to help protect over 1 million people that attend the festival. Fire extinguishers are located in every music tent, ticket booth and beer tent as well as the SteelStacks Visitors Center on South Side Bethlehem. This year, the Musikfest Street Team handed out awesome KOB keychains with a stylus and phone cleaner in the Sands Steel Stage VIP area. These limited edition keychains came widely received by companies like Adams Outdoor, WFMZ, PenTeleData, Air Products, The Morning Call and many other corporate sponsors of Musikfest.

KOB attends 80's themed Ingerman Trade Show

Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection had a rockin' good time at the Ingerman Trade Show in Atlantic City yesterday. This years theme was like totally 80's. Visitors to the Kistler O'Brien booth were treated to 80's candy favorites and educated about some of KOB's fire protection products and services. It's more than just a tag! It's about protecting your most valuable assets!

Preventing Mulch Fires

Did you know that mulch fires are one of the top overlooked fire hazards during the summer? Many start by mulch that smolders under the surface, breaking out into open flame. They start easier when it's hot and humid, or extremely dry or windy conditions. Mulch piled too high can spontaneously catch on fire. Download a free PDF with additional information about preventing mulch fires.

Quaker Safety Catolog

Quaker Safety is a leading manufacturer of quality fire protective gear. Quaker Safety offers a wide variety of clothing including proximity gear, traditional and responder gear, QS-103, Patriot, Axis, and Radius coat and pants, In the latest Quaker Safety Catalog, one of Kistler O'Brien employees is featured in full gear on the cover and backcover. View the Quaker Safety Catalog here.

KOB employees raise over $1,000 for Camp Susquehanna

Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection employees showed their generosity in raising over $1,000 for Camp Susquehanna this year. In return, KOB matched these employee funds.

This money will help send children to this incredible camp that provides children who have been burned, the opportunity to face social and physical challenges, develop self- esteem, and promote a positive attitude while encouraging healthy independence.

For more information about Camp Susquehanna, please visit their Website at: http://www.campsusquehanna.org.

KOB attends Lehigh Valley B2B EXPO

Join Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection at the Lehigh Valley B2B EXPO on Thursday, April 30th from 9am-2pm at Stabler Arena. Stop by our booth and enter to win a 4 pack of IronPigs tickets right behind homeplate. More than 100 booths and admission is free!

Great Balls of Fire Dodgeball Tournament

KOB participated in the 5th Annual Great Balls of Fire Dodgeball Tournament on April 18 in Lower Macungie. This is an annual event that brings together companies and the community to raise money for burn victims. All proceeds benefit Lehigh Valley Health Network Burn Survivor programs.

KOB hosts Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems Training

KOB hosted a Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems Training on April 16, 2015 in its new state of the art corporate training room. The training included:

  • Kitchen Fire Suppression System Overview
  • Installation Guidelines
  • Manufacturer-Specified Fusible Links
  • System Cylinder Hydrotesting
  • UL300 and Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems
  • Kitchen Fire Suppression System - Electric Requirements
  • Semi-Annual Inspection
This event is a Preferred (Training) Provider Program and the CEUs earned can be applied to meet the ICC's new PPP CEU requirements. If you are interested in hosting a fire training seminar, please call 1-800-322-9060.

Happy St. Paddys Day!

KOB will be celebrating our Irish heritage this Saturday March 14 at the Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks in Historic Downtown Bethlehem. Hope to see you there!

KOB Launches new Website

We have launched a new website to help businesses learn more about Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection and how we can help them keep their people, business and assets safe with industry leading fire protection technology and premiere service.

KOB Supports the United Way

Stop by our corporate headquarters to see what United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is offering one lucky contributor this year. Support this excellent cause and get entered to win some amazing prizes! Visit www.unitedwayglv.org for rules and details.