Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP

Vice President of Compliance & Training
Telgian Fire Safety

Mr. 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 the NFPA Technical Committee on Loss Prevention Procedures and Practices and NFPA 72 Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property and Emergency Communications Systems. In addition, Parrish is the President 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, a retired firefighter and the retired Fire Marshal at Putnam Township Fire Department in Pinckney, Michigan.

Parrish holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology from the Kean University of New Jersey.