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It Started With A Commitment

Thank you for your interest in Fire Shield Fire Protection, Inc. Fire Shield is the vision of Nelson Ligon who began operation in 1985 in a relatively small office in Dallas, Texas.

Nelson previously worked in the fire protection industry for Lewis Fire Equipment starting off as a technician and leaving as their service manager before forming Fire Shield.

Moving from employee to employer was a bit unorthodox for Nelson. Nelson recalls, “I had been with Lewis Fire Equipment for five year, I had a good position in the company, but I knew there was something more. I needed to make a firm commitment to serve the Lord. Through my time in prayer, I felt lead to start my own fire protection business and name it Fire Shield.”

Whatever You Do, Do Your Work Heartily, As For The Lord Rather Than For Men

Colossians 3:23

The Early Years

With little to invest in Fire Shield getting started, Nelson was fortunate to have a friend who was willing to allow Nelson to build off of his fire equipment business. “It was 1984 and I was using the Brinson Fire & Safety name, invoices, and bank account to get my own business off the ground. It took about a year to make the switch, but in 1985 Fire Shield was now a reality.”

Up and running, and yet Nelson still had much to learn about being a business owner. “When I first got started, I let money and fear rule my decisions.” While the new business was liberating, Nelson found the first year extremely difficult to providing for his wife, seven year old daughter, and twin four year old boys. “I found myself far too often justifying decisions that were not based upon integrity in order to survive.”

A Decision
To Live By God’s Word

Nelson Ligon circa 1988

Nelson’s growth through this period is owed to his revived

faith in Jesus Christ. “When I looked at myself and the

business, I realized I was going to have to make a

decision to live by God’s word… regardless of the


John 6:28

“Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal..

Ephesians 4:28

He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need

“…I urge you to put your life into God’s hands by committing your life to Jesus Christ. Put Him at the center of your life, for only then will you find lasting joy and peace and satisfaction.”

Billy Graham

Putting his faith into action Nelson began to see Fire Shield grow and life became stable. Nelson explains, “It’s not just about talking about God, it’s about living for him. Without Godly principles you will never make it in the long run.”

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