Western States Fire Protection - Colorado Springs
The Western States Fire Protection Colorado Springs, Colorado office services Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, including portions of New Mexico and Utah, and even worked closely with a general contractor on a project in the Bahamas. This fire protection group started in 1998 as an offshoot of the Denver branch. Don Brown has been Area Manager since 2006.
There are 29 employees based out of Colorado Springs, with 9 office and support staff and 20 field personnel. The field staff average 15 years experience in the fire protection field, with over 300 years combined fire protection expertise. Field staff includes 5 service staff, 12 contract personnel, and 2 alarm and detection (A&D) technicians. There are 3 project managers/designers that are NICET Level 3 certified, and 13 foremen and superintendents with UA STAR certifications. Two salesmen in the office each have over 20 years of experience in the fire protection systems field. Key personnel include Rick Charles, Project Manager; Tim Runyon, Service Department Manager; and Mark Wulfkuhle, Senior Inspector. All WSFP fire alarm service and installation technicians are factory certified on the entire range of fire equipment that is serviced and installed.
One of the most important factors for the Western States Fire Protection Colorado Springs office is life safety - that is, protecting lives and property. The office prides itself on having strong and stable relationships with its core group of customers. It is not unusual for 3-4 clients to stop by the WSFP Colorado Springs office every week. This exemplary record of customer service and satisfied customers is probably a significant factor in the Western States Fire Protection Colorado Springs office having been awarded the "Traveling Trophy" for 12 consecutive years. The trophy is given to the Western States Fire Protection branch with the highest net profit (percentage wise).
WSFP Colorado Springs has a number of government and military customers, including the Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, and Cheyenne Mountain (NORAD). Other clients are hospitals, nursing homes, health care facilities, production and manufacturing plants, residential complexes and single-family homes, especially in the Broadmoor and Cliffside areas. Western States Fire Protection Colorado Springs office handles service calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the entire southern Colorado region.
The Western States Fire Protection Colorado Springs and/or staff are members of the following professional organizations and associations:
- El Paso County Contractor Association
- Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
- Apartment Association of Southern Colorado
Don Brown can be contacted through the Colorado Springs office, as well as through LinkedIn:
The WSFP Colorado Springs office has excellent relationships with fire marshals and municipal building inspectors and officials, which greatly enhances work being directed to Western States Fire Protection. Being a one-stop shop for a wide range of services, from fire protection system inspection, repairs, alarm & detection system checks, special hazards, corrosion management, and service capabilities, the WSFP Colorado Springs office can meet and exceed existing and prospective clients' needs. The Western States Fire Protection Colorado Springs staff specializes in bringing outdated fire protection systems up to code, as well as repairing and remedying sub-standard installation work. WSFP Colorado Springs also prides itself on developing unique fire suppression solutions, including more functional and aesthetically pleasing systems depending on the customer's requirements.
What trends are foreseen for the WSFP Colorado Springs office? Don Brown predicts that radio monitoring will become more popular in all areas of southern Colorado. With the use of dedicated radio frequencies and backup power systems, radio monitoring can be more dependable than conventional alarm systems. Western States Fire Protection has its own dedicated monitoring stations, guaranteeing rapid response. Another major trend Don expects is the end of service life for many fire sprinkler systems, due to pipe corrosion, system reliability, and the like. Replacement and retrofit of these sprinkler systems will be a significant work segment for WSFP in the future. Related to this, Don foresees non-metal piping being used in newer sprinkler systems, as opposed to metal pipe (such as Schedule 40). Finally, Don expects that water mist systems will take a larger role as fire suppression systems as component prices decrease. One large advantage of fire suppression systems utilizing water mist equipment is the tendency for these systems to minimize or prevent water damages.