Business Spotlight-First Alarm Entertainment

This is the first installment of the Business Spotlight series. As I progress through my journey as a photographer, I will be highlighting businesses and individuals who are either unique, kick-arse, or just plain impressive. 

Our first business in the spotlight: 

First Alarm Entertainment

First Alarm Entertainment is a Wedding/Event DJ service that provides quality entertainment without breaking your wallet.

First Alarm is owned by Eric Bender, US Air Force Veteran, of Mechanicsburg, PA. Serving actively from 1997-2001, Eric was deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1999, obtained the rank of Senior Airman, and went into the Pennsylvania Air National Guard from 2011-2013. Eric has served as a volunteer fireman for 20 years achieving the rank of Deputy Fire Chief and 16 years as a paid fireman making it to the rank of firefighter/EMT.

Eric Bender thoroughly impressed me not only with his extensive time serving our country, but with his mad DJ skills at the Walker Wedding held August 25, 2013, at the Chambersburg Country Club. 

Continue reading for a personal interview and to find out more about First Alarm Entertainment: 

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How did you get started in your business? Love of music and wanting people to have a good time

What makes you stand out from your competition? From what I am told it the price.

What is your coverage area? I cover Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and Schuylkill County areas

Are you willing to travel outside of your coverage area? If yes, how far? Yes, but it depends on the location

How long have you been providing your service? January 1, 2014 will be a year of running my own company, but I have worked with several Event/Wedding DJ's since I was 15.

What is something others may find interesting about you?  My flexibility, professionalism, and customer service.

If you were to put your playlist on shuffle, what are the first 10 songs to play?

1. Wheel In The Sky - Journey
2. Anything by The Who
3. The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby
4. Anything by AC/DC
5. Pitbull
6. Nickelback
7. Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi ( My Life's Theme Song)
8. Blaze of Glory by Jon Bon Jovi
9. Ain't No Grave by Johnny Cash
10. All of My Days by Alexi Murdoch ( Another Life Theme Song)

There is just a huge range of tunes I like.

What is one word of advice to clients selecting services you provide? Enjoy!

To book First Alarm Entertainment for your event contact:

Eric Bender



Phone: (717) 645-0174



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