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Doug and Earl
In 2005 two life long friends, Doug Schulze and Earl Pennington, started Umpqua Valley Fire Services in Roseburg, Oregon. As the supplies arrived at Doug's garage, the first calls rang in across the phone line that was newly installed. Products rolled out to customers in our Step Van that they purchased from Snap On in Portland, Oregon during Christmas of 2004.

In May 2005, Earl and Doug were offered to purchase A-1 Fire Protection, a well known business in Lane County and the South Coast areas. They both felt it was an honor to be offered a well-established business and a great opportunity for their families. In September 2006 they were able to move from Doug's garage to their current location at 1353 SE Pine Street in Roseburg. They also kept their shop at 3773 Main Street Springfield open. June 2010 they purchased Bay Area Fire in Coos Bay and May 2012, they opened an office in Medford.

Today, Umpqua Valley Fire Services/A-1 has 18 of the best service employees that cover from Brookings north to Reedsport, Douglas County, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath and Lane Counties. North to the Portland metro area and Deschutes County. They are a safety and service company that supplies a broad range of high-quality products and services to the fire safety industry. They offer fire extinguisher sales and service, hydro testing, fire hydrant testing, fire hydrant repair, fire sprinkler testing, emergency lighting testing, fire investigations, back flow testing, and installation of automatic fire suppression system.

They remain an independent, family-owned company with a motivated workforce that focuses 24 hours a day, seven days a week on their customers' needs.

Umpqua Valley Fire Services/A-1 Fire Protection is motivated to help people by building relationships. As President Doug Schulze said, "Our business is thriving due to the dedication of our valued employees and their willingness to share their knowledge and compassion for others.”