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Holiday safety tips for retailers by Telgian’s Tom Parrish

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Holiday Fire Safety Tips for Retailers‘Tis the season for fire exits blocked by holiday merchandise, fire extinguishers hidden by holiday decorations, overused power strips, extension cords and… candles. If you are a busy store owner or facility manager, it’s easy to overlook fire safety during the mad holiday rush. But, common mistakes can lead to tragic consequences. Telgian’s fire safety expert Tom Parrish recently outlined the tasks you need to tackle now to protect life, property and your business. in Holiday Safety Tips for Retailers for the Delaware Business Times.

Parrish has more than 25 years of experience in fire protection and emergency response. He has held multiple positions with municipal fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services, as well as in private industry system design and installation programs.

As an industry leader, he serves on several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees including NFPA 72 Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property and Emergency Communications Systems. In addition, Parrish is a Board Member of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (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. 

He is board-certified as a Physical Security Professional by ASIS and the current Fire Marshal at Putnam Township Fire Department in Pinckney, Michigan.

Read all of Tom’s Holiday Safety Tips for Retailers at the Delaware Business Times.

About Telgian Fire Safety

Since 1985, Telgian Fire Safety has served as a trusted partner to clients around the globe, providing innovative solutions and keeping facilities safe, compliant and on budget. Telgian’s expertise includes testing, inspections and repair of Fire Life Safety Systems including Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Extinguishers, Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems, Backflow Systems, Emergency/Exit Lights, Special Hazards, Clean Agent Systems and Fire Alarm Monitoring. 

Our industry-leading experts provide fire, life safety, and security solutions worldwide.  We are active in global code development organizations, as well as industry-leading organizations such as NFPA, SFPE and ICC, providing our clients the ultimate advantage in code compliance—a voice.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can provide fire safety systems testing, inspections, and repair services for you.  To arrange a meeting to discuss your specific needs, please contact us at or give us a call at 1.480.753.5444.

Media and Interview Inquiries:
Susan McNeill
Telgian Holdings, Inc.

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