My name is Bill Donahue, owner of Crown Supply. I don’t make a habit of asking friends or business associates to make contributions of any kind but hope you are open to the following. My sister-in-law, Madeline Reilly, is awaiting a lifesaving double lung transplant. My Niece and Nephew have set up a vehicle to collect donations for this extremely expensive procedure. If charitable contributions and giving are something you would consider, I urge you to donate at . Your support is greatly appreciated and will be helping Madeline, a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, life time Rhode Islander, teacher and most importantly a perpetual source of positivity and humor to all that come in contact with her regardless her own circumstances. Thank you for your consideration.

Fire Alarm Training

Fire Alarm Training from Crown Supply

Mike Mulvey speaks to a group of electricians in our Providence training facility, about Basic Fire Alarm. Mike discussed initiation devices, notification devices and how to troubleshoot common problems he has seen in his 10+ year career. If you would like to set up this entry level fire training for your apprentices and journeymen, please contact us.

Important announcement from Kidde

Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure

This recall involves Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014, combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO with manufacture dates between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014. They are hard-wired into a home’s electric power. The il2010S and il2010SCO come with sealed 10 year batteries inside. The KN-COSM-IBA model has a compartment on the front for installation of replaceable AA backup batteries. The alarms are white, round and measure about 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Kidde is engraved on the front of the alarm. Kidde, the model number and manufacture dates are printed on a label on the back of the alarm. “Always On” is also engraved on the front of alarms with sealed 10-year batteries.

Gamewell-FCI Outstanding Performance Award

Crown Supply receives prestigious Gamewell-FCI Outstanding Performance Award

Crown Supply received the prestigious Gamewell-FCI Outstanding Performance Award at the Gamewell-FCI’s 2014 Annual Distributor Conference held October 16 through October 24, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida. Crown Supply is grateful for this recognition and continues its commitment to provide the highest quality fire protection services possible for its clients. Crown Supply is a Platinum Level Distributor for Gamewell-FCI’s cutting edge technology.

ULTRA Pro Challenge

ULTRA Pro Challenge held at Crown Supply Providence

Congratulations to Louie Diaz from LAD Electric who won the ULTRA Pro Challenge held on October 7th at Crown Supply Providence. He completed the Challenge in 3 mins and 45 secs!

There are only 53 events left in the 2014 ULTRA Pro Challenge qualifying round. Check out Broan-NuTone to find an event near you!

Crown Supply Men's League Softball Team

Congratulations to the Crown Supply Men's League Softball Team. 2014 State Champions!!

Wireless Technology Friend or Foe?

Crown Supply president Bill Donahue’s article on wireless technology friend or foe was recently published in INSIGHTS, the magazine of the IEC Independent Electrical Contractors. To read the article click here: The article also appeared in EC&M magazine and the Hartford Business Journal.

Mass Concerns

Bill Donahue also commented on the need to establish a mass notification system, particularly in the wake of recent school and campus shootings. To read the article in American School & University, click here:.The article also appeared in the Hartford Business Journal and Today’s Facility Manager magazine.

Wireless alarms finding place in mainstream

The Providence Business News recently did a profile on Crown Supply, Inc. as a leader in the wireless technology field. To read the article, click here:

Important Notice from Honeywell

Honeywell Fire Systems would like to make you aware of a potential issue that could affect normal operation of BG-10 Series fire alarm pull stations manufactured from 1992 through 2010. The large majority of these pull stations were manufactured more than a decade ago and distributed under multiple brand names.

The Website,, has been created to provide more information on these pull stations, including how to identify BG-10 Series models, pull station pictures, and guidance on the repair and replacement of these devices. We strongly encourage facility owners and fire alarm service providers to visit this site to ensure you can accurately identify any potentially affected BG-10 Series pull stations within the facilities you own or serve.

Click here to visit for more information about this important information.

Crown Cited by Major Manufacturer

Many thanks to the Protectowire Company, Inc. for recognizing Crown Supply by including the company on the "Protectowire Top Ten Distributors" list for 2012. In making the announcement, John Whaling, Executive VP/Director of Sales for Protectowire said, “We extend not only our congratulations but also our sincere thanks to Bill Donahue and his staff for their outstanding efforts in the sales and marketing of Protectowire Linear Heat Detection Systems.

Production Slowdown Impacts Wire & Cable Industry

Changes in the aluminum smelting production cycle have begun to impact the wire and cable industry in a significant and long term way. On Dec 31st RioTinto, the world's third largest mining company, locked out 755 union workers at their Alma aluminum smelter, one of the largest in North America. Capacity...

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China's Government Cracks Down on Lead-Acid Batteries

China, a leader in the manufacturing of lead-acid batteries, has shuttered almost 90% of its plants as its government cracks down on lead poisoning cases. This means prices are going up and supply is going down, affecting not only the pricing of batteries but their availability for use in alarm...

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Deep Discount Replacement Program

February 09, 2012Gamewell-FCI has re-introduced the FC7200/IF600 Upgrade Program, which will be offered until March 31, 2012. This is a great opportunity for you to offer your existing customers a new state-of-the-art E-3 Series System, which ensures replacement parts will be available far into the future, all at...

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NEW Fire Alarm Cable Requirements

A complete explanation of where CI rating is not required for Fire Alarm Cable FACC. Find out more by downloading the Fire Alarm Bulletin.

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Gamewell-FCI's Outstanding achievement award goes to Crown Supply

December 13, 2010Gamewell-FCI's Outstanding achievement award goes to Crown Supply The award goes to those Engineered Systems Distributors that stand out in their market and that take the initiative to build fire protection best practices in their market. Crown Supply honored with fire alarm manufacturer’s...

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Crown Supply to announce major wireless fire alarm system installation

The CWSI wireless system is in the final stage of testing. When that's completed, an announcement will be made as to its scope and location.

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Crown Supply's Bill Donahue Named to National Buying Group's Advisory Council

Crown Supply's Bill Donahue Named to National Buying Group's Advisory Council Crown Supply's president, Bill Donahue, now serves on the 10-member Advisory Council of the IMARK Group, Inc., a member-owned marketing group made up of over 1,100 independently-owned electrical distributors throughout...

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