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Complete Protection. Quality Service. 855-WFX-1978 We Provide Protection Against

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Keeping You Safe Since 1978.
New Name, Same Great Service!

That’s right, we’ve changed our name from Westminster Fire Extinguisher to WFX to better reflect ALL we offer our valued customers. At WFX, we are 100% focused on protecting you and your business from fire, theft, property damage and security threats.

Complete Protection. Quality Service.

For more than 40 years, WFX (formerly Westminster Fire) has been designing and delivering the best in fire, lock and security protection. Count on WFX for complete protection and stay secure in the knowledge that our business is built on a legacy of protecting yours.

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WFX OFFERS THE BEST
PRODUCTS

Highest-rated products to match our top-notch service and expert installation.

A HISTORY OF KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE
History

Founded in 1978 by Fred Plunkert during his 30-year career as a professional firefighter (and 20 subsequent years as a Volunteer!), WFX has delivered fire safety products and services to Carroll County and Baltimore County Maryland and Pennsylvania businesses for more than 40 years.

WESTMINSTER FIRE ESTABLISHED
May 1978
WF RELOCATES TO DOWNTOWN WESTMINSTER.
March 1982
WF EXPANDS; MOVES TO LARGER FACILITY.
October 2002
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March 2008
WF OPENS BRANCH IN HANOVER, PA.
January 2009
WF EXPANDS AGAIN–INTO FREDERICK MARKET.
July 2013
WF CONTINUES TO EXPAND—ADDS SECURITY AND LOCKSMITH SERVICES.
November 2017
WESTMINSTER FIRE BECOMES WFX!
September 2019
WESTMINSTER FIRE ESTABLISHED

WESTMINSTER FIRE ESTABLISHED.

May 1978

Westminster Fire Extinguisher Service founded by Fred Plunkert, a career and volunteer firefighter. The company was originally located in a single car garage behind his residence in Westminster, MD.

WF RELOCATES TO DOWNTOWN WESTMINSTER.

WF RELOCATES TO DOWNTOWN WESTMINSTER.

March 1982

Westminster Fire Extinguisher Service relocates to downtown Westminster…

WF EXPANDS; MOVES TO LARGER FACILITY.

October 2002

Westminster Fire Extinguisher Service, Inc. relocates to the Westminster Trade Center, next to the Carroll County Regional Airport.

WF EXPANDS; MOVES TO LARGER FACILITY.

2ND GENERATION OF PLUNKERTS TAKE THE REINS!

March 2008

Westminster Fire Extinguisher Service, Inc. is purchased by Bob Plunkert, Fred’s son…

2ND GENERATION OF PLUNKERTS TAKE THE REINS!
WF OPENS BRANCH IN HANOVER, PA.

WF OPENS BRANCH IN HANOVER, PA.

January 2009

Westminster Fire Extinguisher Service, Inc. opens a branch location in Hanover, PA, after acquiring Dale E. Ness Co – a local company providing fire protection services since 1972.

WF EXPANDS AGAIN–INTO FREDERICK MARKET.

WF EXPANDS AGAIN–INTO FREDERICK MARKET.

July 2013

Westminster Fire Extinguisher Service, Inc. opens a branch location in Frederick, MD after acquiring Baker’s Fire & Safety – a local company providing fire protection services since 1958.

WF CONTINUES TO EXPAND—ADDS SECURITY AND LOCKSMITH SERVICES.

WF CONTINUES TO EXPAND—ADDS SECURITY AND LOCKSMITH SERVICES.

November 2017

Westminster Fire Extinguisher Service, Inc. expands its presence in the Hanover, PA community and its product lines and services by acquiring Channell’s Locksmith shop and Law Security – a local company providing services since 1971.

WESTMINSTER FIRE BECOMES WFX!

WESTMINSTER FIRE BECOMES WFX!

September 2019

Westminster Fire Extinguisher Service, Inc. becomes WFX Fire, Lock & Security…

Our customers have been counting on WFX for more than 40 years. Here’s what they say about why they stay!
Testimonials
Jeffrey Singer
Jeffrey Singer
May 15, 2020.
Our orthodontic office has nothing but great respect and praise for this fantastic company. Their attention to detail and timely response to our concerns are the best. We not only use their security systems, but our fire systems are also integrated with their service, as well as our telephone system which their technician Mike S. is extremely knowlegeable about. He is a pleasure to work with. When we have a minor issue their response to a need for service is almost immediate. We highly recommend this great local company for all they do. Give them a call...you'll be very happy you did!
Nick P
Nick P
May 11, 2020.
I have been going to WFX Fire (Westminster) for years to get CO2 tanks refilled. Aside from excellent prices, they have fantastic customer service. You won't be disappointed.
Ed
Ed
May 2, 2020.
Took care of my co2 refill needs during covid 19 lockdown
Superfoods Cafe
Superfoods Cafe
August 16, 2019.
Another great experience with Westminster Fire Extinguisher Company. Barry came out and took care of all our emergency lights. We needed an electrician to finish the job. They came out immediately and took care of everything neatly and professionally. Thank you again Barry. Would highly recommend this company. Prompt and courteous service. Prices are very reasonable.
Darlene Union
Darlene Union
August 15, 2019.
Mike came out today to service our fire extinguishers and emergency lights. He was very courteous and professional. He was on time, worked quickly, and he explained what was done. Would recommend this company and we are planning to continue to have them come out to handle the maintenance.
Jim Lilley
Jim Lilley
May 3, 2019.
Great local company that serves the PA and MD markets with a ton of safety and security services.
Judy Wilke
Judy Wilke
March 10, 2019.
They are very friendly and courteous when setting up our appointments. The service technician that comes and does our service is very prompt and knowledge and pleasant to deal with.

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