Traditionally known as the center of Atlanta’s business and social hub, Capital City Club has been a popular gathering place for city leaders and business professionals for the past 100 years. Through a referral from one of the world’s largest news-based organizations, Integrated Fire Protection recently “made history” by installing a kitchen suppression system in this leading social elite club.
John Bennett, President of Integrated Fire Protection, said, “Keeping one of the most prestigious social clubs in the South safe for its members was the highest priority, as well as maintaining normal business operations for their elite membership base.” High temperature cooking comes with an increased risk in fire hazards, so we designed a custom kitchen suppression system that is focused on detection and extinguishing any potential fires in the duct, plenum, appliances and in the kitchen hood, commented Bennett.
“Because Capital City Club is located in a historical building, installation of its kitchen suppression system allowed us to showcase our creative talents for specialized projects at unique venues,while at the same time respecting the integrity of the building,” noted Bennett.
Recently, Integrated Fire Protection had the pleasure of demonstrating our services at local trade shows, including the Atlanta Apartment Association (AAA) and Building Owners and Managers Association of Atlanta (BOMA).
While the experience was great for business, the best part for us was seeing familiar faces and forging new relationships.
“These relationships constitute the people that make our careers as a fire protection life safety company rewarding,” President John Bennett said. “With busy schedules, it was great to take the time to reconnect, reminisce and connect with new professionals.”
We know that first impressions mean a lot, so we put our best foot forward to establish a connection with a myriad people, as they certainly made a great impression on us, Bennett said.
We are very pleased to announce that Integrated Fire Protection’s owner, John Bennett, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for GAFSED. GAFSED is an organization comprised of fire safety equipment dealers who strive to stay up to date with their understanding of an ever changing industry. It is a group of people who have joined together to inform the public, communicate with the state officials, and learn from one another’s experiences. You can find more information on this organization by visiting their website: www.gafsed.com.
Integrated Fire Protection has started off 2011 with reaching new heights….new sky scrapers that is….we are pleased to note that we have been selected to represent 3344 Peachtree, the towering 50-story, 484,000-square-foot mixed-use building in the heart of Buckhead. The fairly new building to the Buckhead skyline, 3344 Peachtree is a mixed-used tower that contains nearly 470,000 rentable square feet of office space and 20,000 rentable square feet of retail space, along with 20 floors of residential space that includes two penthouse floors. Among its major tenants are the Buckhead Club, Fifth Third Bank and Jones Lang LaSalle.
Other IFP major recent wins include Promenade II, the 691-foot, 40-story skyscraper in Midtown, and Henry County’s 786-bed Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility, which is managed by The GEO Group, Inc. and Post Properties.
Here’s to new heights for IFP!
Although the economy has taken a toll on many of our lives, we are still thankful for the blessings we do receive every day. One such blessing is being able to give to kids in need during this special season. Our company decided to participate in donating to Santa’s Toy Run this year. It is a joy to be a part of such an incredible organization and to give to those less fortunate. What an important perspective it brings when we reach out and serve others. Here is a photo of all the toys donated by different companies around Atlanta. I hope this brought many smiles to lots of children on Christmas morning.
Integrated Fire Protection is pleased to announce we have been set up as the first and are at present the only distributor in the state of Georgia for SEVO Systems a manufacturer of waterless fire protection utilizing 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid.
We are excited about the opportunity of providing clients with the environmental friendly choice for mission critical fire protection. For more information on SEVO Systems, and applicable applications please take a few minutes to review detailed information at: www.sevosystem.com
As Atlanta Motor Speedway’s (www.atlantamotorspeedway.com) official fire protection provider, we recently had the opportunity to “give back” to AMS and its associated non-profit arm, Speedway Children’s Charities/Atlanta Chapter, during the recent Labor Day weekend.
While two of Integrated Fire Protection’s (www.integratedfireprotection.com) employees are represented on the board, we also wanted to support (for the second year) the Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Classic. Even though our team didn’t come in first place, it was evident who will….dozens of local charitable organizations that serve the medical, emotional and social needs of children in Atlanta.
Just before and during the recent NASCAR race at AMS, Speedway Children’s Charities/Atlanta Chapter raised funds through a series of events, including the Golf Classic, NASCAR memorabilia auction (bid on sheet metal and other NASCAR-related items), Track Walk (walk with NASCAR drivers around the famous Atlanta Motor Speedway prior to the race on Sunday) and Hot Laps on the High Banks (drive your own vehicle around the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway track). In the end, the Atlanta Chapter raised more than $80,000 for locally based children’s charities.
As a “life safety” company, we couldn’t think of a better way to give back. Please support Speedway Children’s Charities by donating. Visit www.speedwaycharities.org for more information.
As a leader in fire and life safety in the Southeast, it is our desire to continue to grow as a company and provide our customers with the best service possible. As we have expanded our business through the years, we knew that when the time was right- it would be imperative for Integrated Fire Protection to become a completely full service firm with no outside contracting. While contracting can be an essential part of serving your customer, ultimately it’s impossible to guarantee a consistent level or service and expertise across the board.
That is why Integrated Fire Protection is proud to introduce our own in house Fire Alarm Division! The new in-house division will encompass Fire Alarm inspection and testing services, monitoring, CCTV and access control. IFP can now self perform all fire extinguisher, kitchen suppression, exit and emergency lighting, fire sprinkler, and fire alarm services in house with our licensed staff members!
We knew that if we were going to make this move, it had to be at the right time and involve the perfect people to fill that spot. So at this time we would like introduce the perfect person for the job- Marty Carr. Marty (pictured below) comes to Integrated Fire Protection with many years of industry experience and all the essential NICET certifications to give our customers the peace of mind they are getting knowledgeable, qualified, and professional support. To support Marty, we have a technician base that carries some of the highest credentials acheivable for our Fire Alarm Divsion.
With the addition of the Fire Alarm division, it will be essential for Integrated Fire Protection to keep up with the increased demand. IFP would therefore like to welcome Joe McVay (pictured below) as our newest Sales Executive. As always, great consideration was made in selecting this top notch addition!
Clearly, this is an exciting time for Integrated Fire Protection. We feel so blessed to be in a position of growth even during tough seasons for everyone. IFP would like to thank all of our current customers for your continued business and we are looking forward to serving all of you with even more expertise!
Friday March 19th looked to be just another day for some members of the Integrated sales team- checking up on current customers and making visits to some potential new ones.
While at the front of the property and examining the vault, Shawn McMichen noticed some thick, black smoke billowing up from one of the buildings in the apartment community. After readjusting their perspective, Clinton Reed could tell this was a substantial fire. The maintenance technician for the complex started running towards the fire as Clinton and Shawn jumped in their truck to the scene.
By the time they arrived, flames were reaching up the sides of the building. The smoke was intense and had engulfed the breezeway. Knowing that in the breezeway were fire extinguishers, Clinton ran through the smoke into the breezeway, broke the glass, pulled out the fire extinguisher and ran back coming back through the near flames and black smoke. After pulling the pin and discharging the extinguisher, Clinton noticed he’d been joined by the maintenance technician with another extinguisher. Together the 3 put out the entire fire by sweeping the dry chemical away from the apartments and finally completely extinguishing it in the grass.
Further examination revealed a simple black and mild had been the culprit. Not soon after the fire department showed up to a surprising scene. The fire was out, the building was saved, and potential lives spared. The fire department confirmed these men did a “wonderful job” and confirmed that because they were able to extinguish the fire soon enough and the insulation did not ignite- this literally saved the building! All that was left for them to do was spray some water mist to wet the ground to prevent any flare ups.
Although the landscaping was torched and the vinyl siding melted, it was a small price to pay. The management company was ecstatic to say the least.
When asked about their quick thinking, Clinton Reed affirmed that “we were in the right place at the right time, and had the training, and experience needed to act fast in an emergency situation such as this.”