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Multifamily Housing Trend: Centralization of Fire Protection

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Multifamily Housing Trend: Centralization of Fire ProtectionTo reduce the chance of incidents, maintain proper compliance with fire regulations and keep costs under control, as well as consolidate recordkeeping and streamline processes, many multifamily property owners and operators are turning to the centralization of fire safety systems inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) activities. Telgian’s Tom Parrish recently weighed in on this important topic in the article “Multifamily Housing Trend: Centralization of Fire Protection” for NAA’s Units magazine.

“Although most owners and property managers are not fire safety experts, they are nevertheless tasked with keeping their residents and communities safe,” says Parrish.  “Fire safety system centralization can be used to reduce risk and ensure compliance.”

Parrish has more than 30 years of experience in fire protection and emergency response and is the retired Fire Marshal for Putnam Township Michigan, as well as Vice President of Telgian. 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. Parrish is also the President of Automatic Fire Alarm Associate (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.

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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 (ITM) of Fire Life Safety Systems including Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency/Exit Lights, Special Hazards, and Clean Agent Systems as well as Elevator and Fire Alarm Monitoring. We specialize in service to multi-location properties, as well as large single-campus facilities. Telgian services approximately 50,000 locations annually throughout the US and abroad, providing a centralized approach and standardized way for clients to manage FLS programs including Inventory Tracking, Capital Replacement Programs, Budgeting and Forecasting. In addition, our customer-first culture ensures that clients receive the best service for their unique needs. Telgian is an unbiased provider, separating the inspection and testing process from the repairs, and eliminating all conflict of interest.

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