Western States Fire Protection - California (Sacramento)
The Western States Fire Protection Sacramento, California office serves Sacramento and San Francisco, along with the northern and central areas of California. This WSFP fire protection group started in 2004 to handle a project in the Northern California area. Jack White is the current Area Manager. Jack started with Western States Fire Protection in 2006, and has over 30 years experience in the fire protection field.
There are 46 employees based out of Sacramento, with 14 office staff and 32 field personnel and over 600 years of combined fire protection design, installation and service experience. Field and office staff includes designers, fitters, a Fire Protection Engineer (FPE), inspectors, pump installation/service specialists, foremen, superintendents, and alarm and detection (A&D) technicians. Along with Jack White, key personnel include Fire Protection Engineer Donald Wulbers, with over 50 years experience in all phases of fire protection design, installation and service; Design Manager Troy Lancaster, with over 15 years in the fire protection field; Bay Area Superintendent Jim Brown, with over 30 years expertise in fire protection design, installation and sales; Sacramento and Valley Superintendent James Salmon, with over 28 years of knowledge in the fire suppression field; Service Manager (Pump Installation Expert) Miles Morris, with over 20 years of experience in fire pump installation and service of fire protection systems; and Robert Soehner, Residential Manager (Single and Multi-Family) with over 25 years of fire protection design, installation and service experience. The WSFP Sacramento design team has a number of industry certifications, with two staff members and one field member NICET Level 2 certified; three employees that have a NICET Level 3 Certification; and one team member with NICET Level 4 Certification.
Western States Fire Protection Sacramento is regarded in the business community as one of the best fire sprinkler companies in California. WSFP Sacramento specializes in pre-design consulting in fire suppression systems and associated equipment. The Sacramento design and sales teams work closely with the customer, developing the right fire protection design for the specific application - no overselling or over-designing is involved. Throughout every step of the fire suppression system design and installation process - from design concept to final sign-off - there is oversight in terms of reviewing fire system drawings and quality assurance/quality control inspection of installed piping, valves, sprinkler heads, pumps, tanks, etc.
Western States Fire Protection Sacramento has worked with a wide variety of industries and customers, including general and engineering contractors, power plant facilities, retirement homes, package distribution centers, hospitals, single- and multi-family residences, medical centers, construction companies, nursing care facilities, homeowners associations (HOAs), building and property managers, home builders, high-rise office buildings and fire departments. Testimonials have been received from a variety of clients, including one from a large, well-known general and engineering contracting firm that has offices in California, Arizona and Texas.
When asked, Jack White noted three common fire protection concerns in the Central and Northern California areas. First, many building and property managers/owners are not keeping up with the general maintenance of their fire sprinklers and fire suppression equipment. Second, record keeping in terms of fire protection system testing and inspection paperwork is not complete - which will eventually be a problem with fire marshals and/or municipal code inspectors. Finally, the winterization of fire protection systems (for those areas prone to freezing) is overlooked - leading to leaks or inoperability of fire suppression systems. With its one-stop, full package of installation, service, and repair capabilities, WSFP Sacramento can meet or exceed a customer's most complex fire protection needs and requirements.
The Western States Fire Protection Sacramento office and/or staff are members and participants of the following professional associations and organizations:
- Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
- Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)
- American Subcontractors Association (ASA)
- North State Building Industry Association
- Society of American Military Engineers
- National Society of Professional Engineers
- Mentor/Group Leader, Local College (Construction Management Program)
- Mentors, Local High Schools
Jack White and Miles Morris can be reached at the Sacramento office, as well as through LinkedIn:
When asked about future trends in fire protection, Jack White mentioned two items. First, Jack is convinced that, over the next 20 years, radio monitoring (and equivalent wireless fire alarm and burglar systems) will entirely replace conventional wired (telephone) alarm systems. Using dedicated radio frequencies and backup power systems, radio monitoring is more dependable than conventional wired alarm systems. Currently, WSFP Sacramento has a dedicated monitoring station, wholly operated and owned by Western States Fire Protection, ensuring quick response. Second, Jack predicts that water mist systems will become the fire sprinkler system of choice for many applications in the future. Although expensive now, Jack believes the cost of a water mist system will continue to decrease. Water mist systems would be an excellent choice for a fire suppression system, where gas suppression systems or conventional fire sprinkler systems would cause too much damage (if activated).