About IPS

Thank you for affording us the opportunity to give you a brief description of Industrial Protection Services, LLC and our business philosophy.

In 1977, Dick Murphy founded Industrial Protection Products, Inc. an industrial safety distributor. IPP quickly became one of the most trusted and respected names in the safety business. IPP quickly expanded into the prescription safety eyewear business, pioneering the now famous “Vision Van” concept, involving mobile eyewear dispensation. The mobile service concept expanded within the business and, in 1989, IPP began its Mobile Safety Footwear business. IPP is now New England’s largest safety footwear supplier.

To view the IPP web page and find additional information go here: https://www.ipp4safety.com/

While spending all of his time in the private sector, Dick’s expertise in respiratory safety quickly introduced him to the fire service. In 1993, recognizing the need for a professional distributor for the fire service, IPP created a sister company, Industrial Protection Services, LLC (IPS), founded to address the needs of fire departments throughout New England. IPS quickly became the largest distributor and service provider of Scott Air-Paks in New England. Recognizing our strength in providing on-site sales in service, IPS followed in step with IPP and pioneered the first mobile Air-Pak service truck in New England. We now have five such vehicles and numerous highly trained personnel on the road to efficiently serve our industry.

In 2004, IPS created another first by designing a truck that would allow us to hydro-test S.C.B.A. cylinders at our customers locations. IPS was the first and still the only company able to provide this as a mobile service.

To better serve and meet the demands of our customers, we have been broadening our product line to provide the New England area fire service a “One Stop Shop”. We now carry, in addition to Scott Safety: Holmatro Rescue Tools, FireDex Turn-Out Gear including TecGen, Cairns Helmets, Scott Safety, Rae and BW Gas detection equipment, Zodiac Rescue Boats, EZ Loader Boat Trailers. Akron, Kochek, and TFT nozzles and adapters, ATI hose, Chemguard Foam, Fire Hooks, FireDex and Shelby Gloves, Black Diamond and FireDex Boots.

We have always invested back into our company to provide the best products, equipment, and people, which in turn has allowed us to provide the best possible service to our customers while growing our business year after year.

IPS is a company that is dedicated to customer service and satisfaction. At the present time we have nine people on our sales force and five technicians in our service division. We are currently serving all of Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire.

In closing, we at IPS have an excellent reputation for our knowledgeable sales force and unbeatable service department. With hard work, innovative thinking, and integrity, IPS is now the area’s number one fire service equipment distributor.

If you currently do business with IPS, thank you! If not, please give us a try. With our product and service offerings, coupled with the best and most dedicated staff in the industry, we guarantee a level of excellence unmatched in the industry.

Please enjoy our new website and thanks again for your business.


Kevin Murphy
General Manager
Industrial Protection Services, LLC