Telgian’s Vice President Tom Parrish recently shared his vast knowledge of the fire alarm and evacuation industry with A&S Magazine for the October issue. Since 1991, A&S Magazine has been dedicated to providing the latest in news and updates on the global physical and electronic security industry. Parrish’s expertise, which includes more than 25 years in fire protection and emergency response, provided a unique perspective for the article, “What’s Trending in the Fire Alarm and Evacuation Market?” With the rapid rise in popularity of building automation systems, the integration of fire alarms and evacuation systems is currently experiencing a strong rise in demand. In the piece, author Prasanth Aby Thomas explores fire alarm industry trends, limited intrusion of technological advancements, and technological and market challenges.
Tom Parrish has more than 25 years’ of experience in fire protection and emergency response. He has held positions with municipal fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services, and in private industry system design and installation programs. He serves on several NFPA technical committees including NFPA 72 Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property and Emergency Communications Systems. Parrish is also a board member of AFAA and is a senior instructor for NFPA.
His professional credentials include Level IV NICET Certified Fire Alarm Technician, Level III NICET Inspections and Testing, Certified Fire Protection Specialist and Master Electrician. Parrish is board-certified as a Physical Security Professional by ASIS and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology from the Kean University of New Jersey.
In addition to Parrish, industry experts such a Rex Lam, senior Consultant for Guardian Forest Security, and Paul Winjinstra, Fire Safety Consultant with Royal HaskoningDHV, also contributed insight on what the future holds for the fire alarm and evacuation industry.
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