Bobby and Lori Goodson Distribute Revolutionary Fire Suppression Equipment

Fire destroys more forestry equipment than anything else does. We, like many loggers, have first-hand experience with equipment fires and the associated costs.

An insurance company from the northeast approached us to distribute, install and service automatic fire suppression equipment manufactured by Fogmaker North America.

Logging is still our primary business, but we welcome the opportunity to promote safety. Its another way the show enabled us to be involved with our industry. Were all in the same boat in terms of costs for insurance and losses when they occur.

Water mist systems work byattacking all three elements of fire: oxygen, heat, fuel. The process of wetting and cooling prevents re-flash and minimizes damage.

The Fogmaker system is easy to install and quickly detects and suppresses fires by way of thermoplastic tubing, which melts and activates the distribution system. A mist of micro water droplets is then spread within the protected area.

The benefits of water over powder in fire extinguishing =reliable, easy, and low-cost.

The Swamp Logger Fire Suppression equipment is 60 percent less than a powder system (starting at approximately $5K), it does less damage to the equipment and is easy to install on skidders and other logging equipment.

It mitigates losses in terms of equipment replacement as well as the down time associated. Today, it can take up to six months to replace equipment due to production backlogs.

This technology is thirty-years-old and common in Europe. The UL certification took many years to acquire, but theres no other water system out there with the UL rating.Powder systems require electricity. Batteries must often be replaced. Theres no power involved with the Swamp Logger system.

Learn more here.


  1. I heard somewhere that y’all were thinking about filming what y’all do with a GoPro camera. My dad is in the forestry industry and him and I have worked with loggers and I thought that Swamp Loggers was real. If y’all decide to film with a GoPro and everything, will it be put on YouTube? Love the show! Can fans visit the job site?

    • Hi Clinton,
      We are considering the GoPro I actually have purchased them already but just haven’t set them up yet on the tractors.
      Yes, we will be uploading them to a YouTube account. We’ll make sure to post the information when we start.



  2. Would really like to see and learn more on the fire suppression I am a fire chief in Oklahoma have been a volunteer firefighter for 26 years looking to further my training and maybe a carrier change thank you for your time

    • Hi Justin,
      Sorry for the slow reply, but I have had some trouble with my email. I would be happy to answer any questions you have concerning the Fire Suppression System.
      Please call our office (910) 478-0881 at your convenience.

      Thank you,


  3. labolisbiotifool

    Seeing your buzziness here in France on the TV , I want to say you
    how much it’s something unknown here !
    You are free , you are courageous , you are ” doing the job ” !!!
    It’s really a pleasure to watch you on TV : some sort of freedom
    we don ‘ t know here in Europe …
    All the best for the crew ! and thanks to you all to be so faithfull !


  4. Scott Dickeson

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your show, but more importantly how impressed I’m am with you being a hard working loving family that truly cares about your employees. It’s obvious that you guy were barely making ends meet most of the time, and hardly ever caught a break, but you always put your employees and family first. I hope all is well will all of you and it sounds like your new business has a ton of potential in the future. Bless you and please know you touched many lives in a positive way. Thanks. Scott D.

    • Hi Scott,

      The Lord has provided a blessed life for us through logging, unfortunately that didn’t make good filming so they liked to show
      all our hardships! Not to say there weren’t plenty of them but we had our good days too. Family and our employee’s are very important to us!
      We know without their hard work and dedication we wouldn’t be the Company we are!

      Thank you,

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