International Fire-Shield, Inc. History

Fire safety circle

Innovations in World Class Fire Coatings

International Fire-Shield, Inc. is an internationally recognized technology leader in the fire-retardant chemical market.

Our firm got its start in 1983 as a developer of fire-retardant products and services, and in 1994 we incorporated under International Fire-Shield, Inc.

Our staff of professionals combined with international consultants has enabled us to develop, patent and produce fire retardant technologies for a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications, and has extensive experience in code compliance issues.

International Fire-Shield, Inc. has a full line of UL, ULC and ICC Classified paints, varnishes and other "Class A" coatings for interior finishes, decorative materials and Thermal Barrier applications. We have extensive testing and are Environmentally Green.

While our corporate headquarters is in Auburn, N.Y., we have manufacturing facilities in:

Boston, MA Niagara Falls, NY
Manufacturing plant 1 Manufacturing plant 2
Atlanta, GA Los Angeles, CA
Manufacturing plant 3 Manufacturing plant 4

A New History - The Final Link in Fire Safety

In 2009 all trade names, technical and intellectual properties were merged into International Fire-Shield, Inc. to better serve our customer base.

Our founder, Patrick D. Bumpus, came back to International Fire-Shield after two years and saw a major nationwide need for a more effective approach to fire retardant applications and maintenance. Specifically, improved fire-retardant products were needed in the areas of:

  • healthcare
  • educational facilities
  • housing for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • areas of public assembly

Tree and EarthIFS developed a broad package to help these institutions determine the best products for their needs, apply them correctly, and then track and maintain those applications.

In April 2012, New York State’s OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) began adopting our programs, and a number of universities are looking into incorporating our services and products.

Mr. Bumpus and his staff have over 100 years of combined experience with fire-retardant products, testing and compliance standards in the USA.

Relying on this extensive experience, the International Fire-Shield team has put together the most thorough, comprehensive specifications and programs in the country to help their clients bring their facilities into code compliance (interior finishes and decorative materials).

Many are calling International Fire-Shield's Flame-Retardant Programs 'the final link' in the fire safety circle.

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