Our Approach

AEST Fire & Safety provides the best quality products, unmatched service, and an experienced sales staff. AEST does not want single visits, rather we strive to have repeat customers.    With great service and great customers we plan to be here for a long time to come.

Our Story

AEST Fire & Safety begin out of necessity.  A lack of qualified and quality Firefighter and Rescue training existed in our location.  Emergency Services workers had to travel away to receive competent training.   Our company was formed and immediately flourished.  We were able to expand our services to specialize in Confined Space Rescue training and Stand-by.  Through the years we have added highly qualified OSHA training and Consulting programs.  Our training customers wanted to purchase quality equipment from us and so we answered the call to sell quality Fire/Rescue equipment.

We started in a small community with a few customers.  Not only do we still work with those original customers, but we have expanded to sales in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama! Additionally we have trained workers from every state in the lower 48 of the US.  We have also conducted courses in numerous states across the southeastern US.   We have provided service to customers from the smallest companies up to Fortune 500 companies.   We have been blessed to meet and work with so many people.


Meet the Team

Our company would not be where it is without great employees.


David Laviner

Founder & President

From a beginning of a Firefighters son, the fire service was in my blood.  I knew it was what I wanted.  From a Junior Firefighter to Gaston College, I attended the Fire Protection Technology program.  I accepted a job at the City of Laurinburg FD.  I finished as a Lieutenant and A-Shift Supervisor.  I served as the Training Officer where, I obtained my NC Level II Fire Instructor and Hazmat Instructor.  Teaching led me into business in 2009.   I obtained my OSHA General Industry and Construction Instructor, Hazwoper Instructor, and Manager of Environmental Health and Safety certification.  I have a Wilderness EMT Instructor, Wilderness Survival Instructor, ASHI and Medic First Aid Instructor and Train the Trainer.   I am a Christian business owner who has been blessed with a loving family, team members, friends, and great customers.  I have a passion for helping others and absolutely love where God has me now.

Bio to come


Nicholas Arrington

Regional Sales Manager for NC & SC

Bio to come