Choosing the right provider for your business’ fire protection system can be a huge decision. In addition to keeping your employees safe, it’s important to make sure that your building is compliant with your state’s fire safety rules and regulations and that your assets are protected in the unfortunate event of a fire.

Here are a few points to consider when searching for the best fire protection company.

Required certifications for technicians

You’ll want to make sure that the company you choose to install your fire protection system utilizes only technicians who are fully certified according to your state’s requirements. In the state of Georgia, all technicians in the fire protection industry are required to obtain certification from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies. NICET’s fire protection certifications include:

  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems
  • Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems
  • Special Hazards Systems
  • Water-Based Systems Layout

The state of Georgia also requires all technicians in the fire protection industry to be certified by the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED). NAFED’s certifications include:

  • Certified Portable Fire Extinguisher Technician 
  • Pre-Engineered Kitchen Fire Extinguishing Systems Technician
  • Pre-Engineered Industrial Fire Extinguishing System Technician
  • Engineered Fire Suppression Systems Technician


In addition to making sure you hire a company with certified technicians, you’ll want to ensure that you’re hiring a company that is insured/properly insures its employees. Otherwise, you could be held liable for any injuries that occur to the fire protection technicians while working on your property. You can and should ask for proof of insurance before any of their employees set foot on your property. 

Top Distributor

When seeking out a company to handle your fire protection needs, you’ll want to see that the company is an authorized distributor for reputable manufacturers like Ansul, Amerex, Kidde, and Notifier by Honeywell.

As an added bonus, the employed technicians will have received manufacturer-specific training and certifications for the products being installed in your space.

Reputation & Experience 

A fire protection company’s longevity is one of the most obvious signs of a qualified, successful, and trustworthy business.

Founded in 1986, Fire Systems, Inc. has become a one-stop-shop for all aspects of fire protection. Our team’s dedication, loyalty, and long tenure have earned Fire Systems, Inc. a reputation for integrity, dependability, and experience. 

Give us a call at 770-333-7979 or visit our website to see how we can help with all of your fire protection needs.