Emergency DECON Services is owned and operated by First Responders. Our suite of products has been carefully selected to better protect and meet the needs of Fire and EMS, Law Enforcement, Healthcare, Schools and Universities, Businesses and more. We offer products from leading manufactures that will protect you against the real-world hazards that you might face as well as keep the communities you serve safe.
Our products and solutions look to Protect the Protectors – we are here to keep you safe.
Prior to co-founding Emergency DECON Services Corp. Rich Gross was the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating officer of a division of the Rockefeller Group International. In addition to his career, Rich has dedicated over 40-years of service to the Bohemia Fire Department. During his tenure, he has served as Department Lieutenant, Chaplain and Fire Prevention Officer. Today, Rich coordinates much of the department’s events such as the September 11th remembrance services as well as the Memorial Day parade and services. In addition to these activities, He has helped organize fundraisers for the Wounded Warrior Project and NYC Meals on Wheels. Rich also coordinates the Sayville Food Pantry’s annual “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” food drive.
Rich has received many awards for his outstanding community work. He has twice been named Fireman of the Year as well as Bohemia Citizen of the year, Senator Thomas D. Croci Everyday Heroes Recipient, Sayville Rotary Club Unsung Hero Recipient and the New York Newsday Citizenship award.
Tom is one of the co-founders of Emergency DECON Services Corp. and a life-long resident of Long Island. His diverse career has spanned everything from: Fire Marshal (current) to being an Engineer, Training Specialist, Rules Examiner and Road Foreman of Engines on the Long Island Railroad. Tom has spent the majority of his life serving his community. He is a 47 year member of the Bohemia Fire Department, where he had served as Chief for two terms. He is also a certified Hazmat technician, Fire Service Instructor and is presently the Department’s Incident Safety Officer. Tom is currently Chairman of the Board for the Bohemia Fire District and had recently completed his term as the President of the Islip Fire District Association.
For his outstanding work, Tom has received a number of awards and accolades. He has been named fireman of the year three times over his career as a volunteer fire fighter.