About FireWatch Solutions

Founder Brian von Kraus leads a team that brings elite military combat experience to the humanitarian sector.

In his 15 years of service with the United States Marine Corps, Brian was deployed in combat to both Iraq and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, he was involved in Village Stability Operations, working with local communities in the Helmand Valley. This experience would shape his future non-profit work.

After retiring, he joined Nuru International, providing security support for country projects in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. “I realized through my experience in Iraq and Afghanistan that the military could never offer the complete solution to conflict,” says Brian. “I think the organizations that holistically address a community’s needs have a better chance of building peace.”

These dual passions – battle-proven military training, and humanitarian service – joined together in FireWatch Solutions.


We take a holistic approach to security. Our comprehensive services include:

Training and Education

  • Employee Training
    • Medical
    • Mobility
      • Evasive Driving
      • Off-Road Driving
    • Weapons Familiarization
    • Self-Defense
    • Counter Custody
    • Counter-Surveillance
    • Crisis Response Team
  • Curriculum Development

Policies, Plans, and Publications

  • Security Program Review / Development
  • Emergency Response Plan Development
    • Medical Evacuation
    • Security Response
    • Emergency Evacuation
    • Kidnap and Ransom
  • Travel Risk Management

Advisory Services

  • Security Program Coordination
  • Research
  • On-site security assessment
  • Reconnaissance
  • Operational / Logistical Preparation
  • Information Services
    • Kenya
    • Nigeria
    • Tanzania
    • Somalia
    • DR Congo
    • Uganda
    • Cameroon

Close Protection

  • Executive protection¬†
  • Secure Transportation
  • Residential security

A culturally sensitive, progressive and pragmatic approach to risk management.

Our hands-on training and live-action workshops are just a part of our 360-degree approach. We work throughout our clients’ systems to develop robust protocol that identify threats and mitigate them. We do it with a field-proven, humanitarian approach that has won the praise of clients around the world.

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