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Special Announcement 

The 1200 Degrees Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Ralph Briggs as their new Equipment Sales Manager for their Darch Fire facility in Ayr, ON.  With fifteen years’ experience as a Professional Fire Fighter and ten years’ experience in Regional and National fire equipment sales management, Ralph brings a strong, veteran leadership to our team.

We want to congratulate Ralph and are proud to welcome him in the team.

François Proulx, CEO


 St-François-du-Lac, December 15th 2017 –

François Proulx, president of the 1200º group is proud to announce that Darch Fire will be joining the 1200º group.

Founded by John Darch and Susan Miller, Darch Fire has been a local company dedicated to servicing the Ontario’s Fire Services with their apparatus and equipment since 1993. The Darch Fire team has 18 employees, 5 mobile service vehicles with EVT techs and offers a 12 000 square feet sales, service and parts facility with 3 bays. By joining the 1200º group, Darch Fire will become the E-ONE dealership and service center for Ontario and will also keep offering all their top brand name equipment brands.

The 1200º group was formed in 2015 by Techno Feu and Boivin & Gauvin. Techno Feu has been the sole dealer for E-ONE apparatus in Quebec and the Maritime Provinces for more than 25 years. Techno Feu’s reputation was built on the quality of its products and the professionalism and dedication of its personnel to offer the best service available to its customers. Boivin & Gauvin for its part is known through its dynamic team that specializes in sales, repairs and maintenance of firefighting and industrial equipment.

Darch Fire distinguishes itself through the quality of its service and the professionalism of its team. ‘’We chose to join the 1200º group to unite our strengths.’’, said Darch. John Darch, Susan Miller and their team are very enthusiastic about the idea of contributing to the continued growth and improvement of the group.

By adding Darch Fire to the 1200º group, we become an indisputable force in the firefighting industry. A team of 58 employees, an inventory worth more than 2.8 million dollars, 9 service vehicles and 3 service centers dedicating 30 000 square feet of workspace will be at the service of fire departments throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces.

1200º, the strength of one team at your service!

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