Proudly serving Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
HSE was founded in March of 2009 with a focus on fire equipment sales in Maine and New Hampshire. Since then, we have extended our reach into Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut with many of the products and services we offer.
In addition to being a full line fire equipment distributor, HSE now has a full offering of industrial safety products with a focus on gas detection, fall protection, and respiratory protection.
As a small business, we pride ourselves on our ability to to give the customer the best possible experience of product demonstrations on the front end, and professional product training on the back end.
Our sales force offers more than 75 years of combined sales experience, coupled with great factory representative support with all of our core product lines.
Eric "E" Harrison
July 25, 1963 - December 9,2017
Eric, who was affectionately known to all of us as “E”, was a brother and great friend. He was also a very valuable member of the HSE team for many years. He was a recipient of a liver / kidney organ transplant in July 2006 to cure him of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 and went on to live each day in deep gratitude to his organ donor and his family for the gift of life. We miss him every day and wanted to share some of the things that mattered most to him in life.
Eric was a modern day Renaissance man, with a compassionate heart, keen intellect and quick sense of humor, always quietly seeking ways to better the lives of others. He carried a St. Francis coin in his pocket, with the simple inscription, "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace," living it daily. He was a firefighter, EMT and rescue diver with Washington Hose Company, Kennebunk Fire Department, cared for terminally ill people as a volunteer for EHope Foundation, keynoted numerous dinners for organ donor families for the New England Donor Bank and the Oxalosis & Hyperoxaluria Foundation, conducted organ donor drives, and was an early volunteer with Marine Animal Lifeline rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing countless marine mammals. In his last earthly act of giving, Eric donated his organs to his transplant team at Massachusetts General Hospital to further their understanding of organ transplant techniques and the effects of PH-1, hoping, in his words, "to make a difference in the lives of future patients."
Eric had an unlimited curiosity about the world. He was an avid reader, and during his lifetime a cross-country runner and Nordic skier, a certified rescue scuba diver, and member of the New England Astronomical Society. He was known for his amazing photographs of the planets and stars. In 2008, Eric competed in the International Transplant Olympic Games in Finland, Pittsburgh and Canada, earning medals in curling and the high jump in track and field. Prior to his illness, he was invited to Japan as part of a specialty dive team to rescue a seal that had become entrapped in an industrial sluiceway. He was honored by his transplant team when asked to review their case study about him, later published in a leading peer reviewed transplantation journal.
All of us at HSE hope you will consider organ donation in honor of Eric.