Strategic Response Division History

HistoryThe Roots of Success

Bound Tree Medical originated in 1978, when David Currier, an entrepreneur, politician and former Emergency Medical Technician, started a small emergency medical supply company in Henniker, New Hampshire.

In 1987, Bound Tree created the Federal Government Division, committing to support the medical needs of the Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal agencies.

In 2008, Bound Tree Medical merged with Tri-anim Health Services, Inc., another well-respected medical supply company. Today, Bound Tree and Tri-anim are subsidiaries of Sarnova, Inc., a leading specialty provider of healthcare products across the EMS and acute care continuum.

The Story Behind the Name

When David Currier founded Bound Tree Medical, he was serving as a Henniker Selectman. A Selectman is a member of the executive arm of the government of New England towns in the United States. Since the early 1700s, Selectmen have been required to perambulate — to make an official inspection by foot — of the Henniker town boundaries at least every five years.

At the town's northeast boundary point was a large white oak tree – a bound tree. It had served as a guidepost for the Selectmen since 1752 when what was originally called “Town Number Six” was first surveyed. The historical significance of the tree prompted David to name his new business “Bound Tree Corporation.”

Visit Bound Tree Medical's History and Timeline for more information.