First Response Inc.

We are a family owned business and have been serving the Chicago land area for over 25 years. We provide first aid service to a variety of businesses including factories, offices, restaurants, dealerships and hotels.

Included in our service is restocking, cleaning, checking for expired product and compliance of your first aid kits. We also check and refill eye wash stations, check the pads and batteries on AED’s and provide a variety of training.

First Response is not a franchise; we go to the sources that provide the best products available at the best prices. We have a large amount of suppliers that can get your company the best prices on first aid and safety products. We have a great routing system for our service people that contain our costs so we do not charge you for a service call.  We also provide the first aid kit cleaning supplies at no cost. All of our products are complete items, meaning we do not sell partial refills on a box of bandages.

Our Line of First Aid Products

First Response, Inc. offers a complete line of first aid kits, eye wash stations and  AED’s, along with a number of classes and safety items.  All are offered at discounted prices compared to our competition, which is great for you!

  1. First Aid Cabinets & Supplies

    All of our tablets and first aid supplies are in single use packaging to prevent cross contamination or tampering.

  2. OSHA Classes

    OSHA classes such as Fire Extinguisher, Forklift and GHS classes, as well as American Heart Association first aid/cpr, blood borne and aed classes

  3. Safety Supplies

    Safety supplies including glasses, earplugs, eye wash stations, vests, gloves and hardhats.

  4. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

    AED sales, inspection and replacement parts

Responsive Service and Honest Pricing

First Response, Inc. believes in offering reliable delivery schedules and friendly and dedicated customer service; the kind you can rely on and trust. We do this in a highly professional and positive way.

In our industry, honesty and accountability are of utmost importance. You will only be charged with what you use with our company. That’s not true with all companies in our industry. Price integrity and honest billing is very important to all businesses, regardless of size.

If your business is looking for great customer service for your medical supplies, look no further than FIRST RESPONSE. We understand the importance of treating customer’s right and creating a positive working environment.

Our Professional Team

The people who make it all happen at First Response

Kaytee Tannhauser
Warehouse & Trade Shows
Kaytee oversees our product warehouse and is the point person for all trade show activities.
Kurt Tannhauser
Kurt is our President and oversees the Sales, Delivery and Operations side of the business at First Response Inc.
Peggy Tannhauser
Office Manager
Peggy is our Office Manager at First Response Inc., which is a multi-faceted position.
Amy Tannhauser
Client Invoicing & Recycling Coordinator
Amy is responsible for client invoicing and oversees our company wide recycling program.
98Percent – Customer Retention Over Last 5 Years
32Average Percentage Customers Save with Us
80Percentage of Customers Retained Over Last 10 Years
0The Cost of Switching to Us

Brief History of First Response

May, 2016

Quality website is initiated to get exposure to fill additional routes.

February, 2013

Response is approached by Radians and starts carrying a line of safety products.

January, 2008

First Response private labels their own brand Pros Choice bandages.

June, 2000

First Response starts teaching First aid / CPR classes.

November, 1998

Sold the franchise when parent company was purchased by a national chain and today’s First Response purchased Trinity and started working in the Chicagoland area.

October, 1991

Bought a franchise business in Milwaukee, WI.

April, 1989

First Response starts as Trinity Co.


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