Our company

Herbert Williams is proud of our long history. We offer our clients solid experience and expert workmanship second to none. We work in partnership, helping you complete your projects on time and solving the needs relevant to your business and industry. We're team players. When you need a good team player to rely on, call us.

I guarantee that, as a Herbert Williams' customer, you will receive top quality products, competitive prices and superior service.

Bernie Anderson

Who we are

Our History. Established in 1908, Herbert Williams Fire Protection than was founded by Herbert Williams II as the first fire protection service provider in the history of the City of Toronto. The primary fire protection service than was the monthly servicing of water filled wall mounted fire buckets and the supply and repair of horse drawn pumper hoses. As years past the landscape of fire protection changed with the introduction of the very first water pump style fire extinguisher. In the mid 1920’s fire extinguisher evolved into the self pressurizing soda acid foam, and then eventually to Co2 and stored pressure dry chemical similar to what are both still used today. After the late 1930’s base building standpipe systems and fire sprinkler systems were introduced and along with them early warning fire alarm systems, pre-action sprinklers systems, and restaurant suppression systems in the early 1960’s.

As you can see fire protection has evolved since our companies inception and the need of our customers has evolved along with it, as did our services. Today we are very proud of our heritage and our ability to keep pace with the continuing advancements in fire protection technology. This is why we pride ourselves on quality services to our customers and the ability to understand the unique needs of every one of our customers.

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Top performance without compromise

This is the focus of Herbert Williams. From our team of Certified, trained professionals, certified by ULC, CFAA, TC, ANSUL & NAFED to our analysis and design engineers, to our “back-room” support staff; our organization as a whole has been built to offer you solid experience and expert workmanship second to none. We work in partnership, helping you complete your projects on time and solving the specific needs relevant to your business and industry.

Quality products, competitive prices, and Superior Service

This is our promise to you. As a ULC listed service agency our highly-trained expert staff, best of breed products, the latest in Fire Protection technology, and innovative thinking combine to deliver effective, relevant & up-to-date solutions for the Fire Protection needs that challenge us in today’s challenging workplace. From traditional Fire Protection products such as fire extinguishers, to complex Fire Alarm Systems and leading edge Special Hazard Fire Suppression Systems, Herbert Williams is your single solution fire protection service company.

Need a fast answer to a regulatory compliance issue?

Let us know. Our technical support staff is standing by to assist you. With over 150 years of industry experience that enables us to help get you where your business needs to be. At Herbert Williams, we pride ourselves on providing complete turn-key solutions for every area of Fire Protection, whether the requirement involves Fire Extinguishers, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Emergency Lighting & Exit Signs, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Suppression Systems or Fire Extinguisher Training & Demonstrations. Call us, we can help.

Risk Assessment Service

At Herbert Williams, we realize that before people can make better fire safety choices, they must first identify the problem areas where risk to life, safety, physical assets, intellectual property and liability exposure exist. That’s why we offer our Risk Assessment Service. It’s the best way we know to help you establish your Fire Safety, procedural & risk management needs, and ultimately develop a solution that best suits your needs and budget. Call us to have one of our Certified Fire Safety professionals perform a No Charge Risk Assessment Regulatory Compliance review.

Industry accreditations

Our Certifications & Association Memberships

  • Ansul
  • Canadian fire alarm association
  • NFPA
  • National accociation of fire equipment distributors
  • Pyro-Chem
  • Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada
  • FM Approved

At Herbert Williams we pride ourselves on our certifications, 3rd party quality listings and association memberships:

  • ULC Underwriters Laboratories of Canada
  • Listed Service Agency
  • NAFED National Association of Fire Equipment
  • Distributors Certification
  • Ansul Certified
  • Pyrochem Certified
  • NFPA National Fire Protection Association
  • TC Transport Canada Certified Cylinder Requalifier
  • CFAA Canadian Fire Alarm Association
  • Better Business Bureau. A+ Accredited

You may be aware that fire extinguishers offered for sale in Canada must be ULC Certified. But what about the company offering to sell and service them? Are they an Underwriters Laboratories of Canada listed service Agency? Sadly, the majority are not. We at Herbert Williams are proud of our accreditation as an Underwriters Laboratories of Canada listed service Agency.

As an Underwriters Laboratories of Canada listed service agency, we give our customers peace of mind to know that we not only say we offer quality services, we have ULC auditing our facility by monthly to ensure our quality and reaffirm our quality we offer to you as a service provider.

Top performance without compromise

End-to-end solutions and one stop shopping for all your fire related life safety, property protection & regulatory compliance needs including fast, responsive service available 24/7. And knowledgeable, highly trained professional staff … that’s Herbert Williams. From the routine & scheduled inspection, testing and annual maintenance of fire extinguishers and fire sprinkler systems to the installation and repair of all models of fire alarm systems to Assistance with the design, installation and routine inspections of Restaurant Fire Suppression systems, Herbert Williams is your one call, “turn-key” Fire Protection solution

Protecting people & property since 1908

Client testimonials

Herbert Williams Fire Equipment Ltd.
Herbert Williams has been supplying our corporation with fire supression equipment for over 10 years. We are very pleased with product quality and the knowledge and level of service is second to none.
Our company selected Herbert Williams for their rock solid reputation and knowledge. Bernie was a true pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any purchasing manager looking for a reliable fire extinguisher, sprinkler systems & fire alarm contractor. 
Francis Black
We can always rely on Herbert Williams for all of our safety storage requirements. This company stands behind its products and Rob is always more than accomadating, especially when a deadline is at stake. Great people to do business with.
Thomas Schwartz