Pye-Barker Acquires Advanced Fire Equipment

Pictured: Members of the Advanced Fire Equipment team pose with their newly updated vehicles.

Pye-Barker was proud to acquire Advanced Fire in December 2016. Founder Ken Gaines started Advanced Fire as his second career, after completing a life of service with the fire department. Ken brought his passion, and the knowledge gained through his previous experience, to the fire extinguisher business and within seven years developed a reputation as the best quality provider in the Daytona market. Acquiring Advanced Fire meant the addition of more quality trained technicians, along with a fully certified DOT testing facility, to the Pye-Barker office in the area. Pye-Barker is now the only company you need to call for all of your fire protection needs in the Daytona, FL area.

Pye-Barker is a proud collection of small to moderate sized companies and has provided many owners with a satisfying exit strategy that provided peace of mind for themselves and their staff.  If you would like to speak to someone confidentially about the opportunities available for you and your business, please reach out to our Director of Business Development, Chuck Reimel, at 910-612-6252 or send a private email to  We look forward to hearing from you!