The US wildfire season is off to its worst start in a decade, especially in California. Fortunately, when it comes to protecting our lives and properties, there are a number of practical steps that can be taken to significantly lower the losses from fire. Telgian Vice President Tom Parrish recently discussed some of these essential wildfire mitigation strategies with AccuWeather.
Parrish is uniquely qualified to speak on the topic. He has more than 25 years of experience in fire protection and emergency response, is a retired firefighter, and is the retired Fire Marshal at Putnam Township Fire Department in Pinckney, Michigan. Parrish has also held multiple positions with municipal law enforcement and emergency medical services, as well as in private industry system fire protection design and installation programs.
Parrish’s AccuWeather interview focuses on wildfire mitigation strategies which reduce the risk of ignition from embers including the establishment of a perimeter. In addition, he explores the need for residents to develop potentially life-saving plans for emergency action.
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Telgian Holdings, Inc. is comprised of two business units, Telgian Fire Safety and Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC. Combined, they provide comprehensive fire, security, life safety consulting and engineering/design services, partnering with clients around the globe to reduce exposure to loss from fire and disasters.
Telgian Fire Safety (TFS) offers industry-leading expertise which includes Fire Life Safety Systems testing, inspections and repair of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Extinguishers, Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems, Backflow Systems, Emergency/Exit Lights, Special Hazards, and Clean Agent Systems, as well as Fire Alarm Monitoring.
Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC (TEC) is a full-service global engineering and risk consulting firm which specializes in complex, multi-discipline public and private sector projects. TEC provides professional services such as fire protection engineering, security risk consulting, emergency management and operations continuity.
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