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920 documented sprinkler saves between 2004 and 2016 in Minnesota alone!

March 30, 2017 - Recently, we received an email from Jon Nisja, a Supervisor at the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division, that we were excited to share with you. In his email, Jon wrote the following: "All too often we in the fire service focus on the negative (how much was lost; how much was damaged, etc.). Each of these sprinkler saves represents someone's building being saved, someone's business being protected, someone's life being spared, someone's personal property not being destroyed, or responding firefighters not being placed at a higher risk." What an excellent reminder that what we do is more than just install fire sprinklers...we…

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Gifford accepting the 2016 Community Service Award

APi Group's 2016 Leadership Summit Awards: Mike Gifford

January 03, 2017 - At this year's 2016 Leadership Summit, several companies and employees were presented with APi Group's annual Leadership Summit awards, recognizing great achievements from across our family of companies. Congratulations to all companies and employees, especially our very own Mike Gifford, Vice President of VFP Fire Systems, for receiving the Community Service Award! This is one of two new awards created by the Talent Magnet Think Tank. This award honors an individual who truly embodies what it means to live life with a cause greater than oneself every moment of every day. Mike Gifford, the inaugural winner of this award, has…

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VFP Helps Gray Construction Swing for a Cure for ALS

July 01, 2016 - Each year Gray Construction's Patrick McCowan, project director, hosts the Annual Albert B. McCowan "Swing for A Cure for ALS" Memorial Golf Scramble and Silent Auction in Lexington, Ky. in memory of his late father. Patrick's father passed away in 2011 of Amyotrophic Lateral ​Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Held on June 4, 2016, this year marked its 5th event. Individuals and organizations are invited to support the event in a number of ways, including participating in the scramble, sponsoring a hole, donating or purchasing items from the silent auction, making a monetary contribution or simply showing up…

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Welcome to Safety Week 2016!

May 02, 2016 - The weather isn't the only exciting thing in the forecast this week--welcome to Safety Week 2016! Beginning today and running through Friday, May 6th, VFP Fire SYstems is proud to be a part of this celebratory week in the construction industry. This weeklong event is all about thanking our employees for supporting safety, increasing awareness of the importance of safety in the workplace, inspiring all industry members to share our safest practices, working together to strengthen our industry's safety culture, and emphasizing the need to be injury free. How can you get involved? Be on the lookout for special events in…

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Community Service and Fire Safety

March 28, 2016 - Did you know April is National Volunteer Month? Fortunately, it's not too late to get involved and we're here to help you out with some awesome ideas of how to give back to your community and promote fire safety at the same time.

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Why Barn Fire Safety Needs to Be Taken More Seriously

February 03, 2016 - When we think of "fire safety" we typically think of protecting people and property from the devastating effects of fire. However, the recent string of deadly barn fires across Ontario has been a harsh reminder that we need to be putting a larger focus on protecting animals, as well. On January 4th, firefighters from several communities were called in to fight a fire at Classy Lanes Stables, a prominent horse training facility. In total, 39 standardbred horses, one thoroughbred horse, and three ponies perished in the fire. According to their GoFundMe page, the preliminary cost of the damage is estimated…

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VFP's successful project

August 03, 2012 - VFP's Troy, Mich., office completes a unique project. On August 3, 2012, VFP concluded its work on the General Motors Schwartz Creek SPO Facility in Schwartz Creek, Mich.

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VFP leads the way in safety

April 26, 2012 - After careful consideration of many worthy commercial contractors, the Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) awarded VFP Fire Systems of Fort Wayne, Ind., the 2012 "Top in Category" Safety Excellence Award.Given annually, the award acknowledges VFP's outstanding safety performance in the field and on job sites. This is the fifth year that VFP of Fort Wayne, Ind. has received such a prestigious award.The BCA presented the safety awards on April 26, 2012, at the annual BCA Spring Membership Dinner and Awards Banquet. The BCA and its Safety Committee are dedicated to the pursuit of safety excellence and recognizes member…

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Pasadena fire

September 21, 2011 - Fire breaks out a major food processing plant in Pasadena, Texas. VFP's fire sprinklers extinguish the fire before the fire trucks arrive.

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VFP adds sprinklers to $78 MM facilities

February 17, 2009 - The VFP Fire Systems West Chester, Ohio, office is putting the finishing touch on one of the largest new distribution facilities in the Midwest. The Whirlpool Distribution Center, located in Columbus, Ohio, is 1.6 million square feet: large enough to hold 28 football fields.

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