Contributed by Susan Ray / Amerex

Pictured are Rogers (left), and Jones (right).

United States Congressman Mike Rogers of Alabama’s Third District visited Amerex Corporation in Trussville, Alabama, on Tuesday for a plant tour and to receive the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association 2021 Fire Safety Award.

The annual Life Safety Advocate Award is given to a fire safety professional who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing the safety of the public through innovative efforts, including legislative, educational, enforcement or other effective means. The award was presented to Rogers by Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association President and Amerex Product Manager Guy Jones.

“As the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, Representative Rogers has worked tirelessly to ensure fire extinguishers remain part of the life safety strategy on Department of Defense installations,” Jones said. “The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association appreciates all Rep. Rogers’ efforts, and we congratulate him on this award.”

Amerex, a division of McWane, Inc., was honored to host the presentation of this national award to recognize this distinguished Alabamian dedicated to saving lives and protecting property through the advancement of fire safety.

Members from the Amerex and McWane leadership teams met with Rogers and gave him a plant tour. The Alabama congressman was first elected to Congress in 2002. He is a recognized leader on key national security issues, and with three military bases located within his congressional district, a strong advocate for military installations. Rogers is a sixth-generation East Alabamian and son of a firefighter.

About the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association:

The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is a more than 60-year-old non-profit trade association dedicated to saving lives and protecting property by providing education of a balanced fire protection design.

For additional information, including videos, interactive questionnaires and training websites about fire safety and protection, visit

About Amerex Corporation:

Known for quality, service and innovation, Amerex has been a trusted leader in the fire suppression industry for 50 years. Part of the McWane, Inc., family of businesses and located in Trussville, Alabama, Amerex is recognized worldwide as the premium developer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems. With a commitment to rigorous testing, customer service and training, Amerex provides innovative solutions to protect people and property. For more news and information on Amerex, visit

About Representative Mike Rogers:

Mike Rogers is a sixth-generation East Alabamian. He is a conservative, a Christian, the father of three and married to his wife, Beth, for over 35 years. Mike grew up in Calhoun County, Alabama, in the small mill village of Blue Mountain. His mother worked in the local textile mill and his father was a firefighter. Mike learned the values of family, hard work and sacrifice from his parents. Since first elected in 2002, Mike has been known for his tireless advocacy for the people and interests of Alabama’s Third Congressional District. He currently serves as ranking member of the Armed Services Committee ( and served as the ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security in the 116th Congress ( both vital to Alabama’s interests. Nationally, he has built a reputation as a recognized leader on key national security issues. On the Armed Services Committee, he will work to ensure that our military is properly funded, focus on the threats coming from China and better train and equip our service members and cyber personal with cyber and artificial intelligence capabilities.


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