We’re kicking off our Fire Prevention Month blog series by featuring a conversation with President Shane Ray, President of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). Shane has seen the fire protection industry from a wide range of roles from volunteer firefighter to fire chief, state fire marshal and more. As President of NFSA, he works on a variety of fronts to promote broader acceptance of life-saving fire protection systems.
I am pleased to announce that the BlazeMaster® CPVC team is growing its capabilities with the addition Brian Courtright as National Sales Engineer and Brad Pick as Regional Manager in the Central United States. Brian and Brad will support our BlazeMaster customers in their roles on Lubrizol’s TempRite® team that oversees all of the company’s CPVC brands, including BlazeMaster, FlowGuard® Gold, freezemaster® and Corzan® pipe and fittings.
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BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems was the first CPVC fire sprinkler piping system on the market. For over 30 years, we have worked with our manufacturing partners to develop innovations that enable safer and easier installs, ultimately helping to protect more lives and property.
It’s hard to put a price tag on 24/7 fire protection with an automatic residential fire sprinkler system. It’s like having firefighters always at the ready to extinguish a potentially deadly fire, as shown in this video from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC). Given house fires cause eight in 10 structure fire deaths, it’s a smart investment that takes safety to a new level beyond smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
Choosing a qualified fire sprinkler installer is the critical first step to ensuring a fire protection system will perform for many years ahead. As with most services in residential and commercial construction, the range of service providers varies widely from small contractors operating out of a garage to national companies with multiple locations.
In today’s fire protection systems, BlazeMaster™ CPVC is everywhere – it’s the most specified fire sprinkler pipe and fitting system of its type in the world. But how did we get here? We’re proud that CPVC was invented in our labs, which gives us a unique vantage point on where these materials started – and how we’ve worked to enhance them over the decades.
BlazeMaster® CPVC offers the best products available for fire protection systems, offering significant advantages over steel and superior performance compared to other CPVC products. But beyond quality materials, BlazeMaster CPVC also offers a level of expertise and support that is unmatched in the industry. We have the resources to support everyone from manufacturers and distributors to fire officials, contractors and installers.
I recently had the opportunity to talk with Drew Slocum, Co-Founder of Inspect Point, a company that offers a mobile app to streamline fire and life-safety inspections. Drew is an industry veteran who helped start Inspect Point several years ago after working with key CPVC manufacturers Tyco and Viking.
We can all be proud that our fire protection industry has played a critical role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As outlined by the National Fire Sprinkler Association, fire protection was deemed “essential” based on the critical need to respond to repairs and outages as well as inspection, testing and maintenance.
While we all enjoy a breath of ocean breeze, the salt air in coastal climates is corrosive to metal – including steel pipes that make up a fire sprinkler system. That’s why corrosion-resistant BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems is an obvious choice for coastal buildings; Blazemaster systems can be used to protect all light hazard structures from hotels and condos, to offices and hospitals, to piers and docks, BlazeMaster CPVC eliminates corrosion concerns.