Fire Protection
Fire Protection


A1 Sprinkler & Systems Integration is the region's premier fire protection contractor offering a layered approach to meet the needs of the most complex facility. We offer a concept to completion process to deliver the highest level of protection for your employees and your business.

Fire Sprinklers save lives and property. They are made up of a network of piping connected to a water supply; depending on the environment where your sprinkler system is located, you may have either a wet, dry, preaction or deluge system. A wet pipe sprinkler system employs automatic heads attached to a piping system that contains water and is connected to a water supply. This system discharges water immediately from sprinklers opened by heat from a fire. A dry pipe sprinkler system is filled with pressurized air. When heat opens the sprinkler head, the loss of pressure causes the pipes to fill with water and flow out of the sprinkler head. Dry pipe sprinkler systems are installed in areas where wet pipe systems may be inappropriate, such as areas where freezing temperatures might be expected.

A fire alarm system detects and warns people of an emergency; notifying occupants when it senses smoke, fire, carbon monoxide or other emergency situation. Pull stations allow for manual activation of the system by on-site personnel to warn others to evacuate. Automatic detectors can activate the system based on smoke, heat or water flowing through the sprinkler system. Upon activation of the system, audio visual devices provide a visual and audio signal to alert occupants. Typically, this is done by a horn and strobe device; however, speaker strobe devices are becoming more common as they allow for a more efficient evacuation through the use of voice messaging and/or paging by a scene commander.

A fire suppression system detects fire or heat in a special, unique, or high-dollar asset hazard area. Upon activation, the system releases a means of suppression to extinguish the fire. Pull stations allow for manual activation of the system by on-site personnel. Other forms of activation include automatic detectors for smoke or heat. Upon activation of the system, audio visual devices typically sound a pre-alarm signal to indicate a pending release and activate the building fire alarm system, if applicable. After a set period of time from the pre-alarm, the suppression system will activate, extinguishing the fire. These systems are most commonly a “single-shot” suppression system.

All sprinkler systems are dependant upon having the proper pressure to supply the system. Fire pumps are installed to increase the source pressure and ensure the system is fed properly.

Fire extinguishers are a fast and easy method to fight small and non-spreading fires. All facilities are required to keep the appropriate type of fire extinguishers within a certain distance of fire hazards (the type and distance are dependent on the hazard). In addition to having them available, fire extinguishers must also be inspected and maintained on a regular basis.

A standpipe is a rigid water pipe built into multi-story buildings in a vertical position or bridges in a horizontal position, to which fire hoses can be connected, allowing manual application of water to a fire. Within the context of a building or bridge, a standpipe serves the same purpose as a fire hydrant.

Exit and Emergency Lights are a first line of defense in emergency situations. When selecting Exit Lights for your building, it is important to take into consideration the lighting technology, installation costs, sign location, required inspections, and long term maintenance. Additionally, there are traditional, electrically charged Exit Lights, Photoluminescent signs, and signs specifically designed to withstand outdoor elements.

Kitchen Hood systems are one of the most widely used fire protection systems given the fire source and fuel load. These systems are customized for the kitchen layout as well as each appliance. Kitchen Hood systems require regular maintenance and inspections as grease build-up, damage to the hood, or moved appliances can cause the suppression system not to function properly.

At A1, the safety and security of our customers are a top priority. Our central station alarm monitoring services provide prompt and reliable notification to authorized first responders in the event of an emergency.

Exceptional Service and Responsiveness
Our UL Listed and CSAA Five Diamond central station facility is staffed with extensively trained personnel. Our professionals are certified to receive and respond to any alarm condition, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will even customize our response based upon your unique needs.

Commitment to Excellence
You can have confidence in A1, knowing we are committed to having the most qualified, extensively trained personnel, and the most advanced technologies available to serve you.

A1 is your trusted source for Workplace Safety Training and is dedicated to increasing our partners’ safety awareness, reducing risk, and contributing to their best practices. We provide safety training in Ohio, Indiana, & Kentucky. Although we are based in the Ohio area, A1 has the ability to conduct training sessions in other states to meet your corporate needs.

Keeping your system running is essential to your business. A1, a leading expert on the latest technology in life safety, is here for you.

Partnering with A1 in a 6 year agreement will provide you with:

   •   10% discount for on-demand repairs
   •   Free annual system overview training for your staff
   •   Consistent extinguisher maintenance costs (all regular maintenance is included)
   •   Convenient online reports available 24/7/365.

There is no need to prepare large binders of reports or scramble to find recent inspection information, simply login and view your current and past inspection results. In addition, as part of our business relationship A1 can provide connections to other valuable resources that can help you manage your business.

Need a life safety solution now but are confronted with little to no budget?

   •   Leasing can help you acquire the equipment sooner.
   •   Spreading acquisition costs over time with low periodic payments.
   •   Purchasing a system outright requires an immediate reduction of cash.

Leasing is available from A1 for all Electronic Systems. A1 makes it easy to secure your financing with minimal paperwork and fast approval times. Let us customize a lease solution for your business today and we will guide you every step of the way.