As a life safety system, the primary function of a Fire Detection and Alarm system is for notification and evacuation of personnel.

A Fire Detection system can add the secondary benefit of providing a much earlier warning of a fire when compared to buildings protected exclusively by a sprinkler system.

Fire & Life Safety America sells, installs, services, and monitors fire alarm and detection systems, clean agent fire suppression systems, and other special hazard suppression systems. Our fire protection systems protect lives and property in a variety of facilities including, but not limited to, military installations, food processing and storage facilities, plywood and paper mills, hospitals, residential complexes, railroad transportation systems and even the new National Audio Visual Conservation Center in northern Virginia.

FLSA uses state of the art suppression and detection systems to meet your life safety needs. Our product line includes Ansul, Chemetron, FIKE, Gamewell/FCI, ProtectoWire, Vesda Air Sampling, Spectrex Flame Detection, and other manufacturers as specifically required.

Alarms and Special Hazards (ASH) is supported at each location by managers with over 100 years combined experience. Our installation and design team is made up of factory trained, NICET certified, technicians.

We install our ASH systems meeting UL certification guidelines for fire alarm systems and ISO 9001:2008 quality standards. Over our history, FLSA has designed and installed over 2,000 alarms/special hazard systems.

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Need to Speak with an Expert?

John McDade

Vice President, Alarms & Special Hazards

John McDadeJohn joined FLSA in 2013 to lead the service and contract alarm and special hazards divisions. He is an innovative professional with over 23 years of advanced experience within the special systems industry. He has the knowledge and experience to drive business growth, capitalize on new incremental revenue potential, recognize and deploy new technologies while managing the daily activities of the divisions. Expertise in low voltage building systems including commercial fire alarm, monitoring, security, CCTV, card access, special hazards suppression, FOAM and mass notification. Previously, John was a regional manager for Eaton Corporation in the fire technical solutions division; he managed sales for mass notification, situational awareness deployment and AtHoc interoperable emergency communications. Prior to his departure John responsibilities moved into roles as trainer for new regional representation internally. Additionally, while with Eaton he was a course instructor on wide-area mass notification. John has the responsibility for FLSA regarding alarms and special hazards across our entire US footprint.


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