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West Fire Named as Axis Certified Professional

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Axis Communications has named West Fire as an Authorized Axis Certified Professional. The process is rigorous and requires Axis Boot Camp Training in order to obtain this certification. We are very proud of our Senior Sales Engineer, Chuck Schramm, for earning this recognition, and look forward to serving your IP Surveillance Camera needs.

West Fire and Monarch Telecom featured by Panasonic

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Our friends at Monarch Telecom and West Fire Systems were featured in Panasonic Business Solutions newsletter recently creating a buzz around both businesses.  Our thanks to Steve Burke from Driftpoint Media for writing a great article and to Panasonic for including it in their newsletter!

You can follow this link,  to read more about West Fire Systems, Inc. and how Monarch Telecom provided a solution to our telecom needs.

SBC Announces Finalists for 2013 Business Person of the Year Award

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For the third time in three years Mike West has been named one of five finalists for the Business Person of the Year by the SBC.  We are extremely proud that Mike, and West Fire Systems are recognized as leaders in the community, and congratulate Mike on this honor.  “Without the support and hard work of all of the people here at WFS, this honor would not have been possible.  I’d like to thank the team at WFS, and the Small Business Council for making this wonderful achievement possible”.

FAAST Training at West Fire

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On June 27, West Fire hosted a seminar and CEU Class on the FAAST Air Aspirating Smoke Detector by System Sensor.  Luis Barros, Product Engineer and Tom Saldamarco from System Sensor were on hand to lead the class in application, system design, and programming.  Utilizing the PipeIQ Software attendees were taught how to properly layout a system for several applications including smoke detection, early smoke detection, and very early smoke detection principles.  Proving the fact that you can never build big enough, our Training Room was filled.  All comments from our guests were extremely positive, and all asked when the next seminar would be held.  Thank you to Luis, Tom and System Sensor for leading our seminar.  We are planning on holding a number of industry related seminars in the future.  Stay tuned!

Check out our friends at Monarch Telecom

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When our old telephone system began to give us trouble Monarch Telecom was able to keep it running until we had a plan to replace it. They assisted in determining what our requirements were and helped us to design our new replacement system.  They did a great job and we are very happy with the result. During the switchover we essentially were not without phone service at all.

Recently Monarch Telecom included a profile of our company in their newsletter – here is a link to that article:

Thanks to our friends Steve, Gary and Susie at Monarch for all of their help avoiding a costly shutdown of our system.

Conference/Training Room Complete

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On January 6th 2014 construction began on our new Training/Conference room at our 53 Pixley Industrial Parkway Facility.  Today we are pleased to report the completion of that project, which represents the first phase of reorganizing our facility.  The second phase will be renovating the existing Conference Room to add additional offices to accommodate our planned Administrative staff growth.

We have constructed this room to highlight the latest in smoke detection technology from System Sensor.  The FAAST air aspiration sampling system provides early warning of smoke, is simple to install and maintain, and is practically invisible in the room.

Also installed in the room is an Axis IP Surveillance camera, managed through a Salient Systems Network Video Server.  The crisp, clear image of an Axis camera is unsurpassed by any other, and the ease of searching a video database to locate a recorded situation is infinitely easier with the Salient NVR.

For more information on upcoming seminars, or to inquire about a demonstration please contact

Phone System Replacement

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We are in the process of updating our phone system and will be experiencing some loss of communications.  We apologize for this inconvenience as we make the transition over to the new system, and apologize in advance for any difficulty in contacting our office.  Our staff is working very hard to make this transition as seamless as possible, but realize that it may be difficult for you to reach us.  This change is long overdue, and appreciate your patience as we make these changes.

West Fire earns prestigeous Honeywell Fire Solutions Group President’s Award

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At the Annual Distributor Conference held in Palm Springs California, October 17 – 20, West Fire Systems, Inc.  was honored with the 2013 President’s Award for the Gamewell/FCI Division.  This marks the 5th consecutive year West Fire has received this award.  Congratulations to the entire staff at WFS, Inc. for earning the distinction of being one of Gamewell/FCI by Honeywell’s best distributors.

Construction on Conference/Training Room Addition Complete!

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On January31st 2014 construction was completed on our new state of the art Training & Conference Room.  This addition will enable us to conduct product and industry training sessions for our customers, information sessions to Consulting Engineers and Facility Professionals, and In-House Training for our staff.  The Room is equipped with the latest in Smoke Aspiration, IP Based Surveillance Cameras, and can be custom tailored for demonstrations of other building systems.  A large format video system is available to conduct webinars from our various manufacturers as well.  We are all very excited about the possibilities that this ability represents for us as well as our clients.

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Leading the way with Exciting New Products – Introducing Urmet

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West Fire is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Urmet S.p.A.  Urmet is a manufacturer of Audio, and Audio/Video Apartment and Door Entry Systems based in Torino, Italy.  We are proud to be named as one of the first North American Distributors of this product.  Urmet is Europe’s leading supplier of these types of systems, and is noted for providing systems for the Olympic Village in London.  Offering unmatched capabilities at an extremely affordable cost, coupled with modern European design , sets this product apart from others in it’s class.  Contact us today for information on this exciting new product.