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TLS Emergency Equipment is a family-owned business that is a “one-stop shop” offering top-quality fire and rescue equipment. We also provide custom firefighter badges and uniform insignia for fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and security firms.

At TLS, our vision is to value each individual department’s needs and requirements by providing excellence in customer care with courteous, competent, and personal customer service to our clients throughout the entire purchase cycle, from the first meeting all the way through to the finished product.

  • We encourage in-person meetings that allow us to understand the specific needs through firsthand communication.
  • We are also available by phone or Zoom meetings.
  • We offer a diverse range of products and brands.
  • We offer competitive pricing.
  • We offer a convenient online purchase platform.
  • We provide expert knowledge, experience, and attention to detail with a personal touch.
  • We provide prompt service and on-time deliveries.

TLS was founded by Tina Schwab in March 2020, taking inspiration from our predecessor’s strong legacy and decades of experience. We have a passionate team who seeks out manufacturers that embody dedication, professionalism, and modern technology.

Tina Schwab has over 30 years of entrepreneurial and professional sales experience, including serving as Vice President of a Global Telecommunications Company. Tina, a Colorado native, and resident is no stranger to the fire service. She is the daughter of a retired Battalion Chief of the Aurora Fire Department. Additionally, her grandfather was the Assistant Chief of the Buckley Fire Department, and her brother-in-law was Fire Marshal for the Aurora Fire Department. She understands the rigorous needs of this industry, the importance of quality equipment and tools, and the driving forces of the purchase decisions.

“I believe it is critical to meet with you and your team to better understand the department’s needs so that I can identify areas of value TLS can deliver to you.”
~Tina Schwab

No matter how unique these needs are, our top-notch manufacturers provide the best solutions available. TLS only works with the best in the industry. “We have chosen Blackinton Badges & Insignia, PETZL, and CMC as our preferred partners. “I have provided products from these companies for several years and am pleased that they have the same business ethic as TLS.  We believe in true collaboration and transparency. I always say We’re all in this together. If a problem arises, we can all rely on one another to find the best”.

Thanks to these partnerships and our transparent processes, we have been able to overcome many obstacles and continue to build strong relationships with the Emergency Services sector throughout Colorado.