Chuck Schramm earns NICET Level 4 Certification

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West Fire is proud to announce that Chuck Schramm has received the National Institute for Certification of Engineering Technologies Level 4 Certification for Fire Alarm Systems.  As the highest Level of Certification available in the industry, Chuck has proven his knowledge of Fire Alarm System Design and Engineering by earning this distinction.  Be sure to congratulate Chuck on this great accomplishment!  Way to go Chuck.

Engineering Support/CAD

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I’d like to welcome Les Sherman to the West Fire Team.  Les will be the key person in engineering support and CAD Drafting.  This new position enables us to better serve the needs of our clients, by standardizing and organizing our CAD project drawings.  Les’ organizational skill, and understanding of our systems will greatly enhance the accuracy and quality of our engineered system drawings.

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 of Rochester names finalists for Business Person of the Year 2014

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Our President/CEO, and founder of West Fire, Mike West has again been named a finalist in the under 50 employee category, for the Small Business Council of Rochester Business Person of the Year!  This is the fourth time in four years Mike has been honored as a finalist.  To make it to the finals four years in a row is certainly a very high, well deserved honor!  Congratulations Mike!!

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 Systems
53 Pixley Industrial Pkwy
Rochester, NY 14624

(585) 663-8530 | Fax (585) 663-8633

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