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About Us

FireCatt is a wholly owned private company dedicated to serving the testing needs of fire departments, governmental agencies and industrial companies throughout the country.

Based in Troy, Michigan, FireCatt uses patented technology to provide precision service testing for fire hose, ground ladders, nozzles, and appliances, helping keep fire departments, agencies and industrial companies safe from injury and liability.

Our Background

Formed nearly a decade ago, FireCatt was created to ensure the best available technology was employed to create the most accurate and safest process for hose testing.  During the prototype validation of the Mobile Test Lab, Zachary Savas was asked by the lead engineer to manually release 400 pounds of pressure trapped in a fire hose through a manual valve.  “I realized the new Mobile Test Lab still wasn’t safe enough,” said Savas.  “So we looked at other methods and came up with the idea for a remote, automated pressure release system.”

Savas teamed up with leading hose manufacturer Snap-Tite to develop this breakthrough technology. A Snap-Tite board member at the time, Savas also solicited the expertise of engineers, firefighters and industry experts. The end result is FireCatt’s patented state of the art technology, which has revolutionized fire equipment testing and is now considered the gold standard in the industry.

Today, while others are still using stopwatches, needle gauges and hand-stenciling numbers on hoses, trained FireCatt technicians are in Mobile Test Labs using the only computerized, automated and objective hose testing technology in the nation, along with a unique barcoding system to track and document performance.

Many of FireCatt’s greatest achievements and advancements have been built upon firsthand experiences and a need to do more for the firefighters that selflessly serve and protect our communities, added FireCatt co-owner Marc Radecky. “We saw others manually turning dials and estimating their data and thought testing should be more accurate,” said Radecky.  “We decided the best technology wasn’t available to the fire service, so we created it ourselves.”

Proven, patented and fire chief approved, FireCatt is now a technology leader and precision authority in fire equipment testing.

Executive Team

Zachary Savas
zsavas@firecatt.com
Founder and co-owner, FireCatt

Zachary Savas is founder and co-owner of FireCatt. A financial expert, entrepreneur and patent creator, Savas began his career in 1985 with Citicorp Mergers and Acquisitions. Since that time, he has been fortunate to have a diverse experience in a number of industries from manufacturing to information technology to financial services. He has served as a member of the board of directors for hose manufacturing leader Snap-Tite (2002-2010), Tecumseh Products Company (2009-2014) and was part owner and president of Andover Industries (1996-2000), a tier 1 manufacturer to the automotive industry.

Today, Savas also owns and operates Cranbrook Partners & Co. and creates value for employees, customers and all stakeholders through the active ownership of private business.

Someone who has long respected firefighters and what they do for our communities, Savas is the driving force behind FireCatt’s patented testing technology and continued growth as a leading authority in precision fire equipment testing.

Savas graduated with honors from the University of Michigan, School of Business Administration (B.B.A.). He is a member of the YPO, sits on the board of St. George Greek Orthodox Church and co-chaired the Capital Campaign for The Roeper School. He is married with three children.

Marc Radecky
mradecky@firecatt.com
Founder and co-owner, FireCatt

Marc Radecky is president and co-owner of FireCatt. A self-starter, business owner and man dedicated to quality and customer service for his entire career, Radecky was part owner and vice president of tier 2 automotive supplier X-Cel Industries (1987-2004), growing the company 20 times during his 17 years. In 2004, he founded his own automotive company, Specular, to focus on short run painting and assembly. In 2008, Radecky joined the FireCatt team and quickly took on a sales leadership role, increasing FireCatt’s client base in Michigan and other markets. In 2010, Radecky became president and co-owner of FireCatt. Passionate about providing exceptional customer service and protecting our first responders, Radecky believes every process can be improved, employees deserve growth opportunities and the highest quality is a requirement, never an option.

Radecky graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in communications and marketing. He plays an active role in coaching his children in soccer, mountain bike racing and alpine ski racing. Through his church, he enjoys serving others, participating in home remodeling projects, building urban gardens and delivering food baskets to those less fortunate in Detroit. He is married with two children.

Contact Us

3250 West Big Beaver Road
Suite 544,Troy, MI 48084
248-643-7200 ext 13
contact@firecatt.com

I would highly recommend your services to anyone that is on the fence on contracting these services out. The only issue was I wish I would have done this years ago.

Sean Okerlund – Fire Chief, Cambridge Fire Department

The crew that came to Douglas County did a really great job and worked as a team. They were on the job on time and had our hose tested in a timely manner. These past years of having your company come in and do the testing for us is the only way to go and is sure painless on our part. Please thank them for a job well done and look forward to next year.

Chief Riley

I just wanted to send a thank you to you guys. It was a long day of testing 12,000 feet of hose, and I have to say the guys you sent did an awesome job. They were very easy to work with and they worked their tails off! It was a pleasure working with FireCatt this year. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Rob, MTFD

We think the testing process, with your company, was awesome. The crew that came to Hartford Township was great to work with, and are exceptional workers. We will defiantly pass on to other Departments, what a great experience it was to use your company to do our hose testing, and we look forward to working with you for years to come. Thank you.

Captain Wilson

I understand you and your staff were able to test our hose successfully even in far less-than-desirable conditions. I appreciate the dedication of your employees in doing so. We are much appreciative of your efforts and look forward to working with you again next year.

Chief Brumfield

It went great, the guys got a few sprinkles but got it all done in one day. Fabulous group to work with. It is always nice that the crew remembers the trucks from last time and put it all away the way they found it. Thanks again for a good job.

Chief Wolff

We are grateful you built the best technology for testing, because at the end of the day, if the hose fails, nothing else matters.

Chief Barnwell, Mackinac Island