About Us

To All of Our Public Safety Officials,

The foundation of our success is our valued customers and our commitment of providing quality products. This has proven to be a formula that can’t be beat!

We realize you have many choices when it comes to making your safety/emergency equipment purchases and we take pride in providing that product with the technical support when needed.

The D.R. Ebel team wishes you and your family a heartfelt thanks for your support.

May God Bless,
Dennis R. Ebel

Our History

D.R. Ebel is a privately owned corporation that has been owned and operated by the same two principals (Dennis R. and Alice E.) since its inception in 1978. At that time, our primary sales focused on the design, engineering and installation of fire suppression systems such as halon, CO2 and restaurant kitchen hoods.

In 1979, D.R. Ebel relocated to the Northwest Ohio which afforded the company the ability to expand its product lines with a number of quality distributorships already reserved in the Detroit area.

With the 1983 acquisition of a fire equipment company in the Sandusky, Ohio area, our sales and service area doubled. It became necessary for all of our service vehicles to be radio dispatched for the convenience of our customers. Because our home base was in Northwood, Ohio (a suburb of Toledo), it was an economically sound decision.

In 1985, a new division was formed at D.R. Ebel to provide police and fire departments with all of their equipment needs. At that time, we also began installing and servicing emergency equipment in vehicles.

We purchased our present location in Northwood in October of 1992. Because of the company’s continued growth and the great demand for our diverse product lines, two subsequent expansions were necessary.

We launched our catalog division in late 1997 in order to expand our market to a multi-state area. Overseas sales began in early 1998 with the advent of our Web site.

Because of increased demands for sales and service, our new Web site has allowed us to expand our service area for all of northwestern Ohio. Because of the capability of our Web site, we are able to serve customers through sales all over the world.

Our sales associates, service technicians and managers continually focus on meeting the needs of our customers with our mission statement in mind.

Our Mission Statement

Our commitment to our customers is to provide the highest quality products at the lowest prices; ensure to our clients the support service needed after the sale and resolve any difficulties as promptly as possible.

Our Commitment

D.R. Ebel is a family-owned company that is committed to providing our customers with not only excellent products but also superior customer service. This company has a reputation in the community and in the industry for meeting and exceeding the needs of area police and fire departments. D.R. Ebel is a reliable company that you count on to be around today, tomorrow and in 10 years.

At D.R. Ebel, we are proud to have been selected to be a member of the PI (Police Installer) program, a select group hand-picked by Public Safety Equipment Inc. (Code 3) & Kustom Signals. This group meets annually to discuss and set standards in our industry as it relates to after-market equipment installed on public-safety vehicles. We also set ourselves apart from the competition by providing radar certification. In addition, we are an authorized repair center for Federal Signal and a regional repair center for both Streamlight Flashlights and Kustom Signals.

We are proud to say that we have developed our own installation method to provide our installs with a process to avoid cutting any wires during installation. Innovation makes it so that we do not void any of the after-market warranties through the installation process. We take pride in this proven method that was developed by our experienced and senior technicians.

At D.R. Ebel, we are committed to providing our customers with the care and expertise that you deserve. We handle orders big and small and ensure that every order is processed and shipped in a timely manner. We are happy to help you with all of your police and fire equipment needs; we are just a phone call away.