A global crane company providing lifting solutions for several industries has a location here in Georgia. This company specializes in maintenance services and spare parts for a variety of industrial cranes and hoists. When the company needed vehicle suppression systems installed on several of their cranes, they reached out to Fire Systems, Inc. as a new sales inquiry.

Matching the hazard to the need

The company had never worked with Fire Systems before. Sales Director at Fire Systems, Rick T., reached out and spoke to them about what Fire Systems could offer based on their needs. Rick was able to determine the best system type and provided pricing and specifications of the equipment.

“Once l had determined what the hazard was and what specific suppression equipment was specified, it was just a matter of putting the quote together. The basic operation and terminology are like other types of fire suppression equipment. There is the agent tank and hardware, detection and the piping or hose network that include nozzles. Once l had put the quote together it was sent to the customer, followed up on and closed” explains Rick.

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Jason B., Fire Systems Vehicle Suppression Division Manager, explains that the company had three systems installed as part of the project. All three were identical in model of machine and fire suppression system. The crane model was a 2021 Konecrane RTG and the fire system model installed on the machinery was an Ansul LVS10 wet chemical fire suppression system using the CHECKFIRE 210 Control System for automatic actuation. This system is specifically designed to stand up to extreme operating environments. Per Ansul’s description of the system: “This versatile system is designed to provide detection, alarm and fire suppression system actuation for mobile applications like hydraulic excavators, haul trucks, wheeled loaders, and more.” The CHECKFIRE 210 is used in conjunction with the twin agent vehicle suppression system for 24-hour protection of equipment.

The install was completed at Norfolk Southern Atlanta Rail Yard this winter.

Despite tough competition, the company went with Fire Systems for the reputation and high-quality service that was promised from start to close of the project.

“A couple of things are important that came out of this install,” says Rick. “We gained a new install and service customer and beat out the competition.”

About Fire Systems, Inc.


In 1946, Pye-Barker Supply Company spun off its welding supply division. Although fire extinguishers were part of the business, it wasn’t until the mid-seventies that an extinguisher servicing solution was offered. Having recently graduated from Georgia Tech, the owner’s son saw this as an opportunity. The extinguisher division grew rapidly and soon expanded into fire suppression systems. In 1986, Stan Lumsden purchased the fire system division from Pye-Barker and is still the present-day owner alongside his sons, Shawn and Josh. He has devoted his entire career to protecting many of Atlanta’s landmark buildings and facilities by providing a diverse array of superior fire protection services at every level.

Contact Fire Systems, Inc. today at 770-333-7979 or visit our website for additional information and to schedule your estimate.