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FireWatch America, LLC

FireWatch is a patented, early wildfire detection system currently in use in Europe. FireWatch America is the exclusive distributor for USA.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Auburn, AL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

FireWatch America is the exclusive distributor for the patented Firewatch system. The award-winning system is deployed in Europe, but new to the US/Canada. The system provides for early wildfire detection via sensor technology developed by the German Aerospace Institute. One in three homes is in the wildland-urban interface. Firewatch sells, leases and has a fee for service based revenue model. Early customers are cities, large landowners, gov't.


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    Joseph Rice Turnham

    Joe is a 53 year old consultant, economic developer and business owner. Joe is the former Chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party and Congressional Nominee. Joe has worked for dozens of clients and has been working on the business rollout for FireWatch for over two years. Joe is married to Paula Turnham for 24 years and has two children. Joe is an author and has served on numerous boards. You can check Joe out at

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    Richard Alan Carne
    VP of Externa & Government Affairs

    Rick lives in Dayton, Ohio and served as a Chief of Staff to retired Congressman and Ambassador Tony Hall for 20 years. Rick is a professional lobbyist and community leader. Rick is co-founder of FireWatch America. Rick is a former County Treasurer of Montgomery County, Ohio and was an executive for Dayton Power and Light. Rick has represented dozens of high profile clients around the country.

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    Randall G Wells
    General Counsel

    Randy is an award winning labor attorney and co-founder of FireWatch America. Randy lives in Baton Rogue, LA. Randy is semi-retired and has been a plaintiff trial and labor attorney for over 30 years. Randy will assist in all facets of FireWatch business and finance activities as well as marketing and sales support.


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    Chris Harmon & Maggie Johnson - Maynard Cooper & Gale
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    Hilyer & Associates, CPA

Previous Investors

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    Rick Carne
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    Jerry Gulley
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    Randy Wells & Mike Godeaux