Western States Fire Protection - Missouri (St. Louis)
The National Fire Suppression (a division of Western States Fire Protection Company) St. Louis, Missouri office services St. Louis and the surrounding areas. This branch also has a sub-office in Decatur, Illinois providing coverage in Central Illinois. The origin of National St. Louis operations (located in Maryland Heights, a suburb of St. Louis) dates back to 1926 as part of the original Walton Viking Corporation. Mark Harris is the current Operations Manager. Mark has over 30 years of extensive experience in fire protection and life safety systems, with 14 years at National Fire Suppression (WSFP).
There are 21 employees based out of St. Louis. This includes office staff and field personnel that have hundreds of years combined fire protection design, installation and service expertise. Each member of the National Fire Suppression St. Louis team has an average of 20 years fire protection experience. Field and office staff includes fitters, designers, inspectors, foremen, office administrators, and project managers. Along with Mark Harris, key office personnel include Ed Musket and Fred Hartbank, Project Managers; Chase Murray, Lead Designer; Valerie Kern, Office Administrator and Apryl Hartbank, Service Coordinator.
National Fire Suppression (Western States Fire Protection Company) has an excellent customer reputation and strong client base throughout the St. Louis and Central Illinois regions. While the primary focus has been water-based systems, they have also designed and installed many clean agent suppression and specialty detection system projects. National Fire Suppression has worked with a wide range of industries and customers, including large national conglomerates, chemical plants, grain processing plants, general contractors, fire marshals, retirement homes, building and property managers, municipal code/building inspectors, medical centers, libraries, commercial laboratories, nursing care facilities, and fire departments. In fact, National Fire Suppression (WSFP) has been serving one large multinational company in the area for over 50 years. Testimonials have been received from a variety of clients, from fire marshals to large, international companies, reflecting the exceptional level of customer service and standards of safety that National Fire Suppression (WSFP) St. Louis strives to consistently deliver 365 days a year.
Even though the National Fire Suppression St. Louis office is a relatively small group, the staff strives to be a professional, world-class fire protection organization. The St. Louis team is committed to providing quality fire suppression solutions in a timely manner at a fair price. When quality fire protection products and services are delivered as promised and the customer is happy, NFS/Western States Fire Protection sees repeat business and referrals, a work segment the group is particularly proud of. Although they work in many hazardous and owner occupied environments, the St. Louis and Decatur operations recently completed three consecutive years without an OSHA 300 log reportable incident.
The National Fire Suppression (Western States Fire Protection) St. Louis office and/or staff are members/participants of the following professional associations and charitable groups:
- Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) - St. Louis Chapter
- National Institute of Certified Engineering Technicians (NICET)
- St. Louis Metro Fire Marshal Association
- National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)
- Adopt a Troop Program - Participants
- Contributor, General Contractor Donations to U.S. Military in Afghanistan
Mark Harris and Fred Hartbank can be contacted through the St Louis office, as well as through LinkedIn:
As part of the APi Group, National Fire Suppression (WSFP) St. Louis enjoys an advantage in terms of volume purchasing power, excellent safety programs, financial stability and bonding capacity. This often provides better overall value for current and prospective customers. However, the primary focus of getting to know the client's needs, quality workmanship, and paying attention to details continues to keep National Fire Protection ahead of the competition.