About Our President

William Barnes Jr. took over operation of Interstate Fire & Safety in 1971. As the dynamics of the fire protection industry demanded change and education, Interstate Fire & Safety met the demand and requirements.

William Barnes Jr. holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration, Master’s Degree in Executive Fire Officer Leadership, is a Graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program, Certified Code Enforcement Officer, Certified Exhaust System Specialist, Certified Exhaust System Inspector and a licensed fire protection contractor in the State of Connecticut, State of New Jersey, State of Massachusetts, State of Rhode Island, Nassau County, NY, Suffolk County, NY and New York City.


Mr. Barnes has over 41 years in the Fire Service and over 54 years in the Fire Protection Industry. Mr. Barnes understands both the fire suppression activities and the fire prevention activities, which shape our fire protection environment.


A Caliber of Excellence

This has been the hallmark of Interstate Fire & Safety for more than half a century of distinguished service. Our team of fire safety experts aligned with the company’s tradition of extraordinary professionalism delivers a caliber of service that is unrivaled in the industry. We stand ready to serve as your round-the-clock fire sentries.

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