Officially established in 2011, 5-Alarm Fronts and Leatherworks is owned and operated by Jody Meeks, I started in the fire service as an explorer at the young age of 13 in a volunteer dept that my father was an Assistant Chief of. Fire Service has undoubtedly been in my blood since the day that I was born. It was in the early days of spending every waking hour that I possibly could hanging out at the Firehouse, trying to be just like my Dad, that I realized that this is exactly what God has called me to do. It was in that time that my younger brother decided that there is no way that he could surpass the opportunity to serve his community either. Since that time my dad has hung his white helmet up of 33 years of service and left it in the hands of me and my brother to carry on the family tradition.
Since that time I have been employed into a career fire department. I spend a lot of time off trying to establish a hobby that I thoroughly enjoy and therefore came the business of 5-Alarm Fronts and Leatherworks. It originally started as I made myself a front to put on my leather helmet and in December of 2011, I made 4 shields for the guys on my shift since we had to work Christmas Eve that year and it just seemed fitting that I would make the fronts and give them on Christmas Eve. Since then I realized that I was getting orders one after another and decided that I would take this as far as I can.
When you order anything from 5-Alarm Fronts and Leatherworks you have the piece of mind knowing that your product will be made by a brother that understands the rich history of the best brotherhood in America!! I fully understand the traditions and will encase that into every product that we sell. Thank you for choosing 5-Alarm Fronts and Leatherworks to be your leather working partner, and if there is anything that we can do to help feel free to contact us.
Thank You for visiting 5-Alarm Front’s website. Feel free to take a tour to the “Finished Pieces Gallery” of some previously finished fronts. You may also call or email us with any questions regarding the shields and we will be happy to answer any of your questions regarding our product. At 5-Alarm Fronts we are committed to quality and will never compromise that at any cost. Our commitment to you is to provide a quality product that will last.