Western States Fire Protection - Arizona
The Western States Fire Protection Phoenix, Arizona office services Phoenix and the entire state of Arizona. This fire protection group started in 1996 to handle the fire protection needs and requirements of Intel Corporation. Travis Sticka is the current Operations Manager. Travis has been with WSFP Arizona for over 7 years, starting as a Designer, then promoted to Project Manager, and finally advancing to Operations Manager.
There are 67 employees based out of Phoenix, with 22 office and support staff and 45 field personnel. The field staff average ten years experience in the fire protection field, with over 400 years combined fire protection expertise. Field staff includes service staff, alarm and detection (A&D) technicians, fitters, foremen and inspectors. Service Manager Jim Lei has over 15 years experience in design of fire suppression systems. Five field staff are back flow certified; one field employee is UA STAR certified. All WSFP fire alarm service and installation technicians are factory certified on the entire range of fire equipment that is installed.
One of the most important factors for the Western States Fire Protection Arizona office is protecting lives and property, with the emphasis on life safety. This statement holds true for the smallest to the largest customer. For a company such as Intel, WSFP field personnel are part of the monthly safety walks through Intel facilities, ensuring that all fire protection systems and equipment are in top working order. For job sites, the Western States Fire Protection Arizona office offers a wide range of construction services, working with the general contractor or builder on the fire protection system design early in the process. For residential clients, WSFP Arizona works directly with homeowners and contractors, researching what fire suppression equipment will be needed to meet local codes. The Western States Fire Protection Arizona office has worked with a wide range of other industries and clients, including the semiconductor and high-tech industry, hotels, building and property managers, national sales facilities, homebuilders, general contractors, and many others. Testimonials have been received from a variety of clients, from general contractors to Fortune 500 companies - which shows the exceptional level of customer service that WSFP Arizona delivers every day, 365 days a year.
The Western States Fire Protection Arizona office and/or staff are members of the following professional organizations and associations:
- International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
- Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
- Arizona Contractors Association
- Arizona Multihousing Association
Travis Sticka can be contacted through the Phoenix office, as well as through LinkedIn:
The WSFP Arizona office assists customers with bringing their structures, buildings and facilities up to current building and municipal codes. For general contractors, the Western States Fire Protection Arizona office offers three-dimensional (3D) Building Informational Modeling (BIM), which is invaluable in terms of planning fire protection systems and equipment in the early design phase. Additionally, the WSFP Arizona office delivers quick emergency response service through Arizona, including Flagstaff. The Western States Fire Protection Arizona office can also assist customers with backflow sprinkler system testing, bringing existing fire protection systems up to code, and providing the paperwork and documentation required by fire marshals and insurance companies.
What does the future hold for the WSFP Arizona offices? Travis Sticka expects that there will be a strong initiative in the green/lean movement, especially green initiatives that will impact fire protection installation and remediation. Travis believes there will be a renewed emphasis on not wasting water (especially in arid areas), but on reclamation systems for gray water waste and water runoff. Travis also foresees radio monitoring becoming more popular in both urban and remote areas of Arizona. With the use of backup power systems and dedicated radio frequencies, radio monitoring can be more reliable than conventional wired alarm systems. Western States Fire Protection has dedicated monitoring stations, which are wholly owned and operated by WSFP, guaranteeing rapid response.