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Contact GCS for your Bunker Gear Inspection, Cleaning and Repair

Inquire about our NFPA 1851 Training Classes and Consultation. Our expert staff is glad to help you with your questions, to make sure you have the best experience possible. If you have questions or comments we would also love to hear from you!  Just drop us an email below with your inquiry, contact information and a good time to call you. You can also reach out to us on our Facebook page.

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Who Are We?

Rick Johnson - President

Rick Johnson, along with Co-owner Tim Tomlinson was a founding member of Gear Cleaning Solutions. Mr. Johnson is a 19 yr veteran of the fire service and is currently employed as a Lieutenant for the Town of Addison Fire Department (Addison, Texas), where he was the PPE officer for several years.

Rick is the President of GCS and his primary roles are establishing and maintaining relationships between the Fire Department and GCS. Rick has been instrumental in the education, and assisted in the implementation of numerous NFPA 1851 programs across the United States. He currently serves as an alternate voting member on the NFPA 1851/1971 Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment Technical Committee and Technical Correlating Committee.

Rick will be your contact person for:

  • General Questions about the Company
  • New Accounts
  • Setup of Contracts
  • NFPA 1851 Training

Contact Rick at rick@gearcleaningsolutions.com

Tim Tomlinson - Vice President

Tim Tomlinson, along with Co-owner Rick Johnson was a founding member of Gear Cleaning Solutions. Mr. Tomlinson is a 15 yr veteran of the fire service, which began in California. Tim is currently employed as a Fire Equipment Operator (Driver) for the Town of Addison Fire Department (Addison, Texas), where he is currently the PPE officer.

Tim is the Vice President of GCS and his primary roles are maintaining relationships with vendors and manufactures, quality assurance, technical support and warranty programs. Tim also provides administrative support to operations of GCS. Tim currently serves as chairmen on the NFPA 1851/1971 Technical Committee on Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment and the Technical Correlating Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment.

Tim will be your contact person for:

  • Technical Support
  • Warranty Support
  • NFPA 1851 and NFPA 1971 training
  • General inquires

Contact Tim at tim@gearcleaningsolutions.com

Richard Berkobien - Sales, Rental Gear, San Antonio Branch Manager

Richard Berkobien is a 20 yr. veteran of the fire service that began as a Firefighter/Paramedic at the Richland Hills Fire Department (Richland Hills. TX).  Richard retired from the fire service as Chief of Sunnyvale Fire Department (Sunnyvale, TX). He was responsible for the PPE program at both departments.

Richard is the customer service and account representative of GCS. He works closely with current customers and ensures that the needs of the departments and their PPE officers are met.  He also coordinates the rental gear program for departments and academies.

Richard will be your contact for:

  • Ongoing working relationships
  • Customer service
  • New Accounts
  • Rental Gear

Contact Mike at richard@gearcleaningsolutions.com

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