American Fire Protection Group, Inc. News

AFPG Little Rock Recognized For Their Work On The Crawford County Detention Center With Excellence In Construction Eagle Award

The new Detention Center in Crawford County, Arkansas has raised the bar when it comes to Life Safety measures. The new Crawford County Justice Center was built due to alarming overcrowding issues that endangered the safety of the inmates and staff. The new 307 bed facility is now a beacon of safety, especially when it comes to Life Safety & Fire Protection. Installing Life Safety system In February of 2018, The Association of Builders and Contractors of Arkansas awarded American Fire Prot...

American Fire Protection Group And Honeywell Focus On Bi-Directional Amplification And Its Requirement In Buildings

First responder radio signal and communications can be significantly impacted by building construction, building size, and other factors. Because of that, it is important that emergency personnel have the ability to communicate in the event of an emergency. The good news is that there is a solution! Bi-Directional Amplification (BDA) Bi-Directional Amplification (BDA) is an Emergency Radio Communication System that provides reliable communication radio transmissions between first responders in...

American Fire Protection Group Explains The Use Of Backflow Preventers In Sprinklers To Avoid Wastage Of Water

It is safe to say that water is vital to the existence on this planet. What was once in abundant supply is now being rationed due to the growth of the populous; therefore making it crucial to protect what resources one has as best they can. In the fire protection industry, one must do their part to protect the water supply. The most sensible way, at present, is through a Backflow Protection Program. An ever-growing number of cities and small towns are requiring approved backflow preventers to b...

American Fire Protection Group Highlights The Importance Of QUELL Training And Certification Program

With the ever expanding construction of refrigerated food distribution warehouses, owners are maximizing building heights in order to increase storage rack heights and the amount of product that can be retained. This sets the stage for large high-challenge fires to develop. Traditional fire protection of these refrigerated and freezer type facilities was limited to double interlock pre-action systems with rows of fire sprinklers also being included in the storage racks. In-rack type sprinklers...

American Fire Protection Group’s Cory Fry Achieves NICET IV Fire Alarm System Certification

Congratulations to Cory Fry from the AFPG Jackson office for achieving his NICET IV Fire Alarm System Certification. The NICET Level IV Fire Alarm certification is a robust credential, based on inter-related elements of fire alarm system designs, installation, maintenance, and inspections. Most AHJ’s have accepted it as evidence of qualification to perform maintenance and periodic inspections of fire alarm systems. Recognized certification programs Each of NICET’s nationally recog...

AFPG Shares A Series of Post Titled 12 Days Of Fire Protection

American Fire Protection Group (AFPG) is sharing a daily fire protection guideline designed to educate on different aspects of the fire protection system that one may not be aware of. Day 1: Fire Alarm Monitoring Uses Analog Technology A lot of facilities utilize telephone lines for alarm monitoring. Plain Old Telephone Systems lines (POTS) are being sunset very soon, leaving the fire alarm monitoring at risk. This technology will leave thousands of facilities without monitoring capabiliti...

American Fire Protection Group, Inc. Honored With APi Group Synergy Award

American Fire Protection Group, Inc. (APFG) was recently recognized at the annual APi Group Leadership Summit. The Leadership Summit provides an opportunity to recognize the achievements of all APi Group companies and team members. AFPG gets APi Synergy Award American Fire Protection Group, Inc. was presented with the ‘Synergy Award’ which recognizes the APi Group company that has been the most dedicated to collaborating with their APi Group sister companies. One of the core values...

American Fire Protection Group Study Compares The Different Types Of Fire Sprinkler Systems And Their Application

The first step to learning about fire sprinkler systems is to understand the different types of sprinkler systems, and what type of facilities each is most efficient for. The type of sprinkler system needed for a facility changes based on several factors: What type of equipment/inventory is stored in the facility? How is the equipment/inventory being stored? Would a sprinkler discharge cause expensive damage to any inventory or equipment? How fast does the sprinkler system need to be activ...

APi Group, AES Corporation And AFPG Highlight The Benefits Of The AES-IntelliNet Mesh Radio Network

AES-IntelliNet is a private wireless mesh radio network used for fire alarm and burglar system monitoring. The radio network is made up of subscriber units, each acting as a receiver, transmitter, and repeater of signals. Each protected premise outfitted with an AES subscriber unit is linked to the AES-IntelliNet network. AES-IntelliNet network The AES-IntelliNet network allows subscriber units to use one of many other units in the same network to relay the alarm message to the IP links, which...

AFPG Shows Readiness To Inspect And Service The Fire Sprinklers, Suppression And Alarm Systems Of Organizations

There are news articles on fire deaths too many times during any given calendar year. Witnessing this unnecessary pain and suffering in person or through the news media is truly heartbreaking. Most often these fires originate in mobile or permanent homes causing nearly 4,000 deaths and many more disfiguring injuries each and every year in the United States. The larger death tolls occur in nightclubs, motels and factories that are unequipped with fire sprinkler systems. Mandatory installation o...

ADI Global Distribution Hands Over Keys To A New Jaguar F-Pace Car To American Fire Protection Group’s Roddy Bieber

Roddy Bieber, a senior executive at American Fire Protection Group, is riding around in style these days in a new Jaguar F-PACE after winning ADI Global Distribution’s 2018 Customer Appreciation Car Giveaway Sweepstakes. For over 16 years, the company has been showing appreciation to its customers by presenting one lucky dealer each year with a new car. Entries for the Customer Appreciation Car Giveaway Sweepstakes are collected at all U.S. ADI Expos, and major industry trade shows throug...

AFPG Engineer, Luther Pringle Placed In Top 10% Of The National Fire Sprinkler Association’s Design Technician Competition

Congratulations are in order for Luther Pringle of the American Fire Protection Group’s (AFPG) Los Angeles Division, who placed 15th out of 150 total contestants in the Design Technician Competition held at the National Fire Sprinkler Association conference in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Design Technician Competition NFSA’s Design Technician Competition pits engineers from around the country against one another in a competition of skill, accuracy and precision pertaining to the desi...

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