About Us

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Granite State Fire Helmets (GSFH) is a locally owned family business servicing New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and are available to everyone through the internet. Butch and Rhonda Quimby started GSFH in 2014 as a way to bring quality products and unmatched customer service to the firefighting community that they both have been deeply embedded in for generations. Rhonda grew up in a small Maine town and can still remember joining up with the neighborhood kids, putting water packs on, and helping put out grass fires. Her dad was a member of the local volunteer fire department, Rhonda remembers accompanying him to many fires.

Pride for the firefighting community started at a very early age for Rhonda as it did for the Quimby’s son Sage. Sage started in the Explorers program when he was a teenager and with hard work and dedication became a full time firefighter in New Hampshire.

The Quimbys know the importance of a good product  when it comes to fire safety equipment, their family’s lives depend on it and that is exactly why they have chosen to exclusively sell the Phenix line of products. Phenix Technology is an industry recognized manufacturer of high quality professional fire helmets built to industry standards. Phenix fire helmets are used by thousands of firefighters in the United States and worldwide.

Our mission at GSFH is to provide the firefighting community with the best possible product, while having the best customer service. To do this, Granite State Fire Helmets has employed a sales staff of firefighters with a combined 45 years of experience in the fire services. They have also chosen to keep an inventory of helmets in stock! All in stock items ship within two business days of placing your order.

Meet our sales staff:

Rusty Ricker


Rusty is a 3rd generation firefighter with over 25 years in the fire service. He works both as a paid-call firefighter in his hometown and a career firefighter in metro-Boston. A married father to three boys, his middle son is a United States Air Force Firefighter. A certified fire instructor who teaches throughout New England and beyond, Rusty is also a founder and President of the New England Chapter of FOOLS International. A student of history, he enjoys sharing and preserving the rich and proud history and traditions of the fire service.  


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