In 1947, Bob Keane started Keane Fire & Safety in the basement of his home. Bob, pictured on the right, was a pioneer in fire prevention, and a former Boston firefighter and Fire Marshal at the Watertown Arsenal.
He wanted to make sure neighborhood businesses could afford essential fire safety protection and built the business on that principle. After Bob passed his wife Betty took over the business. Betty stayed true to Bob’s vision to deliver the best available products and highest quality service at competitive prices, a vision that still drives our company today.
As a woman Betty defied all odds at the time to keep the business running. She brought in her son-in-law George Hayes who grew and built the business over the next 20 years.
Now in its third generation, Keane Fire & Safety is one of the largest family owned businesses in New England. Keane operates three state-of-the-art facilities in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Our company remains committed to Bob’s principles and our customers. Let us bring The Keane Difference™ to you.