About Us

Surefire Protection, Inc. owner Jeff Sher always wanted to be a fireman, was drawn to the big red truck, the flashing lights and sirens. What started out as a boyhood interest in fire fighting has turned into a thriving business that provides complete fire protection inspection and repair services for clients throughout the Chicagoland area and northern Illinois.

Jeff began his training at Oakton Community College, receiving his associates degree in Applied Science and Certificates in Fire Science Technology & Fire Prevention Principles.  Shifting his focus to the equipment side of the industry, he went on to work for Fire Pro Equipment Company, then Sentry Fire Protection Systems, Inc., and finally Siemens Fire Safety, Inc. He founded Surefire Protection, Inc. in 2002.

His experience working on complex, high-profile jobs—particularly while working with Siemens—showed him the need for true customer service, and inspired him to start his own company.

"When we're on-site, we have the chance to interact with customers, to teach them about fire safety and educate them," says Jeff. "What they need to make them happy and confident is so simple. Our job is to ensure their facility is as safe as possible, and to teach them what they need to know about their systems so they can enjoy peace of mind in between our scheduled maintenance visits."

Surefire Protection, Inc. provides a wide range of fire protection services. Occasionally, a customer needs a custom service that requires a unique skill; that's when we call on our network of trusted professionals, who work as part of our team to ensure we can always provide any service necessary.

Licenses & Memberships

Jeff and his team are all fully licensed by NAFED, the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago. He also pursues additional factory and industry training to continue honing specific skills.

Jeff is an active member of NAFED, the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributers, and the NFPA, the National Fire Protection Association.

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No contracts. Just trust.

At Surefire Protection, Inc., we believe personal safety is paramount—and that personal trust is vital. That's why you'll never be required to sign a contract when you work with us. We believe you'll be so pleased with our work that you'll stick with us—and when it's time to make changes to your fire protection service needs, we'll work with you to make sure you're taken care of no matter what. That's our promise.